Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IRRI holds training course on personal skills for professional development for staff

IRRI's Human Resource Services, in partnership with Learning Tree International, conducted a training program, Personal Skills for Professional Development (PSPD), for the third time in the Philippines.

Course participants are postdoctoral fellows and other scientists in the early stages of their careers. The program ran 10-13 July.

PSPD focuses on learning techniques that help an individual achieve his or her professional goals. These techniques include assertive communication, evaluating one's strengths and style, productive working relationships, and achieving results in pressure situations.

PSPD ran as an inter-center training program in 2011 and was hosted in different CGIAR centers, such as WorldFish in Malaysia and Bangladesh and IWMI in Sri Lanka. This year, the inter-center collaboration will continue as this program will be hosted again in other centers such as ICDDRB in Bangladesh, IRRI India, and IWMI in Sri Lanka.

For more information, please contact Beng Aquino (a.aquino@irri.org, IRRI extension 2824).

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