Capacity Building Workshop (CBW)

About Capacity Building Program (CBW):

VA NGO Network focused its Capacity Building program in 5 main areas:

Member organizations committed to sponsor, contribute fundings, organize workshops, and serve and/or recruit lecturers.

Generally, Capacity Building Workshops are organized three times a year in Vietnam, and at least twice in the United States:

Vietnam Spring End of March – Beginning of April
Summer July
Fall First 2 weeks of November
US Winter January
Fall September – October

Topic WorkShop Title Lead Organization(s)
Nutrition Sustainability of Food and the Environment for Healthy Living Our 1 World
Nutrition for Healthy Living Our 1 World
Cooking and Learning With Children Our 1 World
Nutrition for Children’s Growth Our 1 World & Project Vietnam Foundation
Hygiene and Sanitation Safe & Healthy Our 1 World
Physical Health Physical Exercise Why & How Project Vietnam Foundation
Preventive Health Concepts First Aid for Childcare Givers and Teachers Project Vietnam Foundation
Health Problems Hypertension: Essential Concepts Project Vietnam Foundation
The Child With Special Needs 101 Project Vietnam Foundation
School Children’s Illnesses: When to Keep Home Project Vietnam Foundation
How to Help the Child Who Does Not Grow Project Vietnam Foundation
Children’s Needs in Disasters Project Vietnam Foundation
Aging Aging With Grace – Sống Khoẻ, Sống Vui Project Vietnam Foundation
Women’s Health The Compassion Flower, Friends of Hue Foundation

Topic WorkShop Title Lead Organization(s)
Parenting Education Learning Through Play Pacific Links Foundation
Setting Limits: How to Make Children Feel Good About Themselves Pacific Links Foundation
The Child with Attention Deficit Project Vietnam Foundation, Pacific Links Foundation
Healthy Childcare Project Vietnam Foundation, Pacific Links Foundation
Early Childhood Education Infant and Toddler Development Project Vietnam Foundation, Pacific Links Foundation
Language and Literacy Development: The Art of Story Telling Pacific Links Foundation
School Age Development Adolescent Years – A New Approach Project Vietnam Foundation
Middle School Development: Normal vs Abnormal Children of Peace International
Behavioral Understanding Children’s Behavior: Social and Emotional Guidance Pacific Links Foundation
Understanding Children’s Temperament Pacific Links Foundation
The Child with Behavioral Problems – 0 to 12 Years Old Project Vietnam Foundation
The Child with Behavioral Problems – Teen Years Project Vietnam Foundation
Learning Disabilities Project Vietnam Foundation
Civic Education Tiên học lễ, Hậu học văn Institute for Civic Education VN
Elementary School: Teaching Techniques Institute for Civic Education VN

Topic Workshop Title Lead Organization(s)
Social Works Workshop Social Work Practice With Children and Families Social Development Resource Center
Conflict Management Institute for Civic Education VN
Youth Lifeskills Lifeskills for Youths Social Development Resource Center, Friends of Hue Foundation

Topic WorkShop Title Lead Organization(s)
Lifeskills Balancing Your Life, Reducing Stress Children of Peace Internationl
Effective Leadership Social Intelligence and the Principles of Leadership Institute for Civic Education VN
Program Management Do Gooders with Spreadsheets: Changing Lives through Social Entrepreneurship Friends of Hue Foundation
Public Relations & Fundraising for Your Organizations Children of Peace International, Kids Without Borders
Writing Reports VA NGO Network
Non-Profit Financial Reportings VA NGO Network
Tools for Financial Efficiency VA NGO Network
Team Building Working With Volunteers Pacific Links Foundation, Children of Peace International
Management Skills/Professional Enhancements Life Skills for Success: Top Tips for Communication Skills, Listening and Time Management Children of Peace International
Emotional Intelligence Quotient in Social Interaction Institute for Civic Education VN
Writing & Conversational English CHEER
Effective Communication: Presenting You! Children of Peace International
Presentation Skills Children of Peace International
Effective Communication/Interpersonal Skills Children of Peace International

was enabled through a generous grant from the Center for the Encouragement of Self-Reliance, with the purpose of encouraging Vietnamese both inside and outside Vietnam to look for ways to help themselves and their countrymen. Observing with horror the suffering of unsuspecting young Vietnamese women and children being tricked into modern day slavery, CESR puts up $100,000 as a challenge grant to assist and encourage its fellow VA NGO members to double up the efforts to fight trafficking of Vietnamese nationals. The Challenge grant is available to members and non-members of the VA NGO Network. Please click this link for details.

Topic Workshop Title Lead Organization(s)
Victim Support Identifying Key Criminal Aspects of Human Trafficking Social Development Resource Center
Understanding the Mindset of Trafficking Victims. Social Development Resource Center
Utilizing Proper Skills to Communicate with Trafficking Victims Social Development Resource Center
Identifying and Understanding Resources Available to Assist Trafficking Victims Social Development Resource Center
Awareness & Prevention HT Prevention & Intervention Training for Service Providers VA NGO Network
Program Management Human Trafficking: Collaborations and Efforts VA NGO Network

About Our Lecturers

VA NGO Network is a network of members who have come together and bring in their own expertise and build up common strengths. Our Key Lecturers dedicate time and resources on a consistent basis to deliver the base curriculum across the 5 focused programs. VA NGO Network also recruited Member Lecturers and Guest Speakers in each of the workshop series to complete and enhance the curriculums.

Key & Member Lecturers include:

 

Lecturer Program Expertise Affiliation Organization
Quynh Kieu, MD Key Health Education Project Vietnam
Cathy Ha Lam Key Health Education Our 1World
Ngo Thanh Giang Key Early Childhood Development Bees Resource Center
Nguyen Thanh Tuyen Key Social Work Children of Peace
Nguyen Tri Nhu Quynh Key Early Childhood Development Tinh Hoa School
Thanh Binh Nguyen Rybacki Key Self-Improvement/Professional Enhancements Children of Peace
Tran Kim Anh Key Early Childhood Development, Behavioral, Self-Improvement/Professional Enhancements Pacific Links
Vo Thi Bich Thuy Key Early Childhood Development, Behavioral Truong Su Pham Mau Giao HCMC
Vu Kim Yen Key Early Childhood Development, Civic Education Institute for Civic Education VN
Cathy Babiak Member Health Education Project Vietnam
James Do Ba Phuoc Member Program Management VA NGO Network
Arleen Downing, MD Member Health Education Project Vietnam
Susan Fuchs, MD Member Health Education Project Vietnam
Le Quy Tieu Hai Member Health Education Our 1 World
John Nguyen, PhD Member Self-Improvement/Professional Enhancements Institute for Civic Education VN
Bich Ngoc Nguyen Member Women’s Health The Compassion Flower
Nguyen Thi Kinh Member Early Childhood Development Center for School Cooperation and Humanity Education for Hue
Nguyen Hoai Nghia Member Early Childhood Development Tinh Hoa School
Vi Tuong Nguyen Member Self-Improvement/Professional Enhancements VA NGO Network
Elaine Schneider Member Health Education Project Vietnam
Tran Ai My, MSW Member Social Work Social Development Resource Center, HCM University

Guest Speakers include:

Jerry Hildebrand

Executive Director, Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Mike Kane

Founder, Plugs-in-America

Penny LeGate

Television News Anchor, KIRO (CBS), Seattle

Nguyen Thi  Oanh, PhD

Founder, Hoi Quan Den Voi Nhau

Son M. Pham

Founder, Kids Without Borders

Tran Cong Binh

Program Officer, UNICEF

Lucie Smith

Resource Specialist in Curriculum Development for Mount Diablo Unified School District

Tran Khanh Tuyet, MSW

Retired Social Worker