Capacity Building Workshops – Vietnam – Spring 2011

Seeds of Change: In the Best Interest of the Children

Vinh Long: Monday-Tuesday, 28 February -1 March  2011 at Department of Training and Education of Vinh Long Province, No. 34, 3/2 Street, Vinh Long

Ha  Noi: Friday and Saturday, 4-5 March 2011, Ha  Noi Training College, 67B Cua Bac Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha  Noi

Hue: Wednesday and Thursday , 9-10 March 2011 at Center for Humanity Education Hue City, Nguyen Sinh Sac Street, South Vy Da Project Area, Hue City

Seeds of Change: In the Best Interest of the Children is the theme for a series of on-demand workshops on social work, building self-esteem and 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.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Life Skills for Success: Top Tips for Communication Skills, Listening and Time Management.
  • Emotional Intelligence Quotations in Social Interaction. (Ha Noi & Hue)
  • Temperament and Child Development
  • Language of Encouragement: Using Encouragement to Build a Child’s Self-esteem
  • Nutrition and Health: Plant-Based-Protein Diet as part of healthy eating habits
  • Supporting Physical Growth and Development in Young Children: Fun Games and Group Activities.

Workshop Objectives:

Workshop attendees will

  • Gain practical knowledge and skills on social work with children and families. Exploring ‘what works’ and promoting good practice bringing the community together with multicultural activities;
  • Building understanding of leadership, capacity and capability issues for effective working with children and their families around the issue of mental health and emotional well-being; and,
  • Develop a vision for advancing the field: What work is needed to refine and advance the field and its practice areas for social network and collaboration to promote the emotional health of children.

Who should attend?

  • Staff/volunteers of NGOs and grass root 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


Register at Deadline: Feb 20, 2011

  • Members: 2 complimentary admissions, $15 per additional participant.
  • Non-Members: $30 per participant.

Registration fee includes all training materials, lunches, and refreshments. Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited on a first-come, first serve basis.

For detailed info, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact  Cathy Ha Lam: 714-330-3589 (USA) * 091-680-2212 (Viet Nam), or