DILIMAN, Quezon City–The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Career Development and Management Division, conducted the Capability Building on Writing Purposive Training and Activity Designs last April 18 to 20, 2023 at the ATI Mess Hall in this city.
A total of 28 ATI staff from the Central Office and training centers, mostly new entrants, were present in the activity. The course aims to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the Institute's training and other learning programs.
ATI Director Remelyn Recoter delivered an inspirational message during the opening program. She emphasized the importance of developing skills in crafting training designs and activity proposals, especially with the ATI’s mandate as a capacity-builder in the agri-fishery sector.
“We are mandated to provide capacity development for our agricultural extension workers. Hence, it is important that we also enhance the capacities of our own ATI personnel… We need to be able to address the concerns of our extension workers,” she said.
ATI Assistant Director Antonieta Arceo also graced the activity. She stressed the importance of coming up with clear and specific outputs and thinking of creative ways in conducting training and other activities for the agri-fishery sector.
The sessions focused on the development of training and activity objectives and methodologies, basics of training evaluation, among others. The resource persons also talked about gamification and other ways to enhance the learning process during a training program.
The participants were able to develop training and activity designs on different topics. These were evaluated based on a set of parameters and the existing requirements for the Institute’s training programs and other activities.