Wednesday, 18 February 2015

International Women's Day at IRRI on March 3!



​Photo Exhibit 'Women of IRRI'

Making “it” happen - eight fantastic years at IRRI
A Special Talk ​and Exit Seminar
by Dr. Elizabeth Humphreys 
Senior Scientist II, Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD)

Celebration Treat at Kari's Garden
​To register, please click here​.​

​For inquiries, please contact HRS Workplace Relations & Advisory Services team 
at ext​.​ 2935 / 2363 or send email to

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-009

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

COMING SOON: International Women's Day @ IRRI!

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-008

Register today for Learning and Development Programs this March

To register, go to

For further questions or clarifications, please contact 
HRS Organization & People Development ​Services at HQ ext. 2824 or send email to 

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-007

'Preparing for Leadership Course' held at HQ

IRRI holds the Preparing for Leadership Course on ​2-4 February ​2015 at headquarters. The program was facilitated by Chris Dixon and Lilian Wang of Growing Edge based in Hong Kong.

A total of 18 Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF) based in Headquarters and Country Offices participated in the program including Jessica Rey (PBGB), Shanta Karki (C4C), Govinda Rizal (C4C), Alexander Stuart (CESD), Alexandre Grondin (CESD), Hsiang-Chun Lin (C4C), Mohammad Akhlasur Rahman (PBGB), Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti (PBGB), Nyo Me Htwe (CESD), Janelle Jung (TC), Pieter Rutsaert (SSD), Bryce Blackman (TC), Tun Tun Ye (PBGB), Geoffrey Onaga (PBGB), Hedia Tnani (PBGB​), Akshaya Kumar Biswal (PBGB), Vivek Thakur (C4) and Nitika Sandhu (PBGB).

The Preparing for Leadership Course was a follow-up program of the "PostDocs' Day," which is under the IRRI Leadership Development Architecture for PDFs. It consists of 3 modules: 1) Leading Self, 2) Leading Teams, and 3) Leading Resources. Target completion of the program will take place between 2015 and 2016.

The program was supported by Principal Scientist Grant Singleton and Director for Human Resource Services (HRS), Christine Croombes.​

​A welcome dinner party was also organized for PDFs during the second day of the program. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-006

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

2015 IRRI Main Cafeteria Bidding

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-005

IRRI's myPAD: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I complete my 2014 year-end review? In IPaD and PAS, as our 2014 performance plans and mid-year review are already there. Please submit the accomplished and signed forms to HRS by 06 March.
How do I prepare/complete my 2015 performance and development plans? We are using the myPAD form. This January-February, please complete:
  • Cover Page 
  • Sec I – Performance Objectives with planned results (quality, quantity, etc) and weight for each objective 
  • Sec III – Development Opportunities with recommendation and timetable
Where can I get reference materials on myPAD? You can check the guide to myPAD in Google Drive or in
Do I need to record in the form all the feedback given by my supervisor? Key aspects of your performance can be recorded on myPAD at any time though aspects that cover significant progress in mid-year and the actual results in year-end are the most important. myPAD is the summary of your performance. We encourage supervisors to provide feedback as and when necessary and keep a continuous record in a separate notebook where more detail can be included.
Why do we leave the section on ratings blank? We thank you for your feedback on the ratings in the information sessions. We will be reviewing this section and sending you an update in due course. In the meantime, please complete your 2015 performance and development plans. Thank you!

For inquiries, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services (HRS-OPDS) team at HQ ext. 2824 or send email to HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-004