When: March 31, 2009 – April 2, 2009
8:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Huế, Vietnam –

VA NGO Resource Center

Khu Quy Hoạch Nam Vỹ Dạ, Huế, Nguyễn Sinh Sắc St.

Capacity Building Workshop – Seeds of Change: In the Best Interest of the Child
“Seeds of Change” is the theme for a series of on-demand workshops on social work, building self-esteem, child development, targeted to educators, counselors, and other childcare providers, with the goal of providing practical skills for successful living. The workshops are conducted by member organizations of the VA NGO Network for their local partners, staff, and volunteers.

Please pass along this information, and encourage your staff and volunteers to sign up early. Workshop attendance and materials are complimentary to member organizations of the VA NGO Network, their staff and volunteers. Space is first limited to three participants from each VA NGO Network member, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This workshop will be held at the VA NGO Resource Center and will emphasize on the topics:
Effective Communication/Interpersonal Skills
This practical course provides skills and techniques for handling any communication situation with greater flexibility, confidence, and impact. The participants will assess their communication strengths and weaknesses, as well as enhance their ability to understand others. Defining communication and effective listening skills, identifying and avoiding communication barriers, and learning how to motivate and influence others will be included.
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Presentation Skills
Gain attentive listeners. Hints, practice and feedback to help you present with confidence and style.
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Learning through Play
How does play prepare for learning? How can parents/teachers encourage children’s play? These hands-on workshops will address the importance of play and brain development. This workshop will help participants to explore a greater appreciation of art and enhanced language learning.
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Understanding Children’s Temperament
This workshop explores temperament and its effects on family dynamics. Participants have the opportunity to reflect on their own temperament and gain a better understanding of children’s temperament and learn strategies for dealing with different types of temperament
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Setting Limits: How to make children feel good about themselves.
Limits are set to assure the safety of children and adults as well as the acceptance of responsibility for one’s actions. This workshop provides information on the importance of setting limits with children, on techniques and strategies used in positive disciplines, as well as special focus on communicating with love and respect.
Participants will learn the tools needed to stop disruptive behavior when it happens and to gain the cooperation that is expected, without giving in or exhausting oneself with coercive power struggles. Participants will learn some wonderful and fun ways to introduce limits into day care and the home. This workshop also offers songs and games to use during daily routines and transitions. Turn stressful times into fun and playful games!
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Nutrition for Healthy Living
How nutrition in everyday foods can play an important role to healthy living? What better nutrition means to children? What foods are nutritious? This workshop will discuss the major food groups and portions, valuable nutrient-rich foods, and how to preserve the nutrients in cooking, the main meal of the day and hygiene around food. Nutritious snacks will be prepared and participants will also practice some simple stretch exercises to release stress.
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Children Civic Education
The workshop enables participants to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of concepts such as civic knowledge, skills, and to connect such concepts in working with young children to help them learn the responsibility of citizenship to practice.
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Clinical Social Work with Children and Youth: A Clinically Interdisciplinary Approach
The workshop addresses clinical social work skill of a social worker when working with youths including crisis interventions, investigations/interviews, interventions/treatment plans, and case management/follow-ups.

Who should attend?

  • Staff/volunteers of NGOs and grassroot organizations working in rural communities; school personnel and all personnel involved with education projects.
  • Staff/Volunteers who want to sharpen their skills on how to present or talk to others and/or the media about their work and their nonprofit organizations
  • Professionals who want to polish their presentation skills to increase capacity