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Information and knowledge can be powerful vehicle in connecting science and policy, raising awareness, and mainstreaming adaptation through effective communication means.
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07 July 2014

Strategic and coherent approach to management of people

What is this course about?
Managing Human Resources is a key strategic function in the modern organization. HR tasks are everyone’s responsibility, with line managers playing an important role. As a Human Resources professional you will increasingly be called upon to be the expert, providing support and guidance to other departments in that respect. You need to have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Human Resources Management (HRM), from planning, to recruitment, performance management rewards and remuneration, training and development; from engagement until the employee leaves the organization.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is specifically meant for HR and non-HR managers, team leaders, project coordinators responsible for human resources or for advisers who are responsible to develop and introduce HR systems and procedures in their organisation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course you will have expanded your knowledge of systems for managing your HR, as well as your sensitivity and skills of how to introduce and apply them. You will understand the concept of HRM in comparison to personnel management and learn about the more strategic role of the HR manager in the organisation. You will have looked into all the aspects of managing HR including job analysis and formulating job descriptions, recruitment methods, reviewing and appraising performance and providing feedback and coaching to your staff. You will develop a realistic personal action plan to improve the management of the HR within your function or your organisation.

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 21st - 25th July 2014
  3. Course fee: € 750
  4. Country: Bali, Indonesia
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/hrmi-a-1/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. HRM function in the organisation
  2. Role of the HR manager
  3. HR components
  4. HR planning and recruitment
  5. Staff performance management: review and appraisal
  6. Managing your staff
  7. Motivating and rewarding staff
  8. Feedback and coaching

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Bali, Indonesia
07 July 2014

The duty of a wise advocate is to convince his opponents...

What is this course about?
As a professional in livelihoods and economic development or as a company with social ambitions, you are keen to develop value chains that combine business competitiveness and profit, with the reduction of poverty or food insecurity. You may be looking for an update in the science for examples of products and commodities relevant to the challenges of the region.

PARTICIPANTS
Experts on private sector development in need of practical tools to analyse sectors and design leveraged interventions. Those who are working for an NGO, government agency, donor or consultancy company searching for approaches and instruments that enable pro-poor value chain development.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
We aim to enhance your understanding and proficiency in applying the VCD approach in the context of livelihoods projects and businesses. At the end of the training you will be able to:

  1. Design value chain development projects
  2. Analyse sub-sectors and value chains and apply practical tools to select value chains that have potential for pro-poor growth
  3. Enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges
  4. Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in developing value chains and develop matching strategies

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 21st - 23rd July 2014
  3. Course fee: € 450
  4. Country: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/api-a/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Advocacy concepts and policy influencing
  2. Advocacy continuum and the advocacy cycle
  3. Analysing the environment (factors and actors)
  4. Beneficiary participation and stakeholder analyses
  5. Legitimacy by networking and alliance building
  6. Relations building / networking
  7. Reinforcement of advocacy skills
  8. Dealing with power and principled negotiation

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Colombo, Sri Lanka
23 April 2014

“Achieve results by putting people first!”

What is this course about?
Good leadership is more than just good decision-making. Being a leader means inspiring and enabling others. A leader understands themselves first and knows how to leverage strengths and overcome weaknesses. A leader brings out the best in others through excellent people skills. In this course you will learn what it takes to be a great leader, you will develop a personal vision and understand the beliefs and constraints that inhibit you from reaching greater heights in your career and in your life. In particular you will learn how to work more effectively with your team, how to lead, motivate and support them to be the best that they can be in line with achievement of your organization’s objectives.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is specifically meant for leaders, potential leaders and managers at all levels in your organization. It is particularly relevant for those aspiring to higher level management positions, HR-managers, team leaders that are responsible for directing, guiding and supervising a team of professionals and support staff. You will be challenged to improve your leadership and management style in order to increase the performance of your team.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course you will have reflected on your own most suitable personal leadership and management style, which provides a solid base for further unfolding your own management and leadership talents. You will increase your understanding about leadership, new trends in leadership, the qualities of leaders.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 16 - 20 June 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Fiji
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/lpm-a/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Know your leadership style
  • Understand the difference between management and leadership
  • Understand your personal core qualities and pitfalls
  • Roles and competencies of leaders and managers
  • Results Chains
  • Develop a personal vision
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Team dynamics
  • Providing feedback and coaching to your staff
  • Managing conflict in the workplace
  • Leading change in your unit/ organisation
  • Your personal leadership development plan

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Fiji

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FAQs
What are the aims of the platform?

The Adaptation Platform is helping countries in Asia adapt to the challenges of climate change at local, national and regional levels through a process of capacity building and strengthening. Broadly speaking, there are three general aims: to establish a regional system for sharing of knowledge on adaptation to climate change, to generate new knowledge about it, and to promote the application of new and existing knowledge about climate change in Asia.

Who will benefit from this programme?

It is expected that many people will benefit from this platform. The immediate beneficiaries are most likely to be civil servants, researchers and development workers who will be equipped with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to promote climate adaptation strategies in their work. Eventually, the beneficiary pool will be very wide as climate knowledge is applied for the public good in diverse areas of work.

How are governments in Asia involved in this programme?

Government agencies and individual civil servants are able to share experiences, access information and get in touch with counterparts working in comparable situations in other countries through the joint training, research and networking activities offered by the platform.

What happens at the end of the three-year programme?

This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.

Does the platform replicate work that is already being done by others?

No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.

I’m already undertaking research on adaptation to climate change in my university programme. What can the platform offer me?

The platform offers ‘still-warm’ findings from the field - the most current feedback from the people working at the frontline of change and adaptation. At the crossroads of the disciplines, there are no experts. Instead you will find people who are marking out the parameters of this new and rapidly expanding field of study, and who may be potential collaborators and mentors in the future.

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