Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Preparing for Leadership Module 2-Leading Teams (PDFs Batch 2)




The second module of Preparing for Leadership Training Course for the second batch of Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF) was held on 21-23 September​ ​2015 at the IRRI headquarters. The program was facilitated by Chris Dixon and Sharon Tudela ​ of Growing Edge Limited, a Hong Kong based company providing executive coaching, leadership and organizational development training.

The course is part of IRRI's Leadership Development Architecture for PDFs. It consists of three modules: 1) Leading Self, 2) Leading Teams, and 3) Leading Resources. Target completion of the program will take place in 2016.


A total of 15 ​PDFs based in Headquarters and Country Offices participated in the program namely: Alexander Struart (CESD), Govinda Rizal (C4), Shalabh Dixit (PBGB), Nikolaos Tsakirpaloglou (PBGB), Nyo Me Htwe (CESD), Pieter Rutsaert (SSD), Bryce Blackman (TC), Gudina Feyisa(SSD), Shanta Karki (C4), Geoffrey Onaga (PBGB), Ambica Paliwal (SSD), Suchit Shrestha (CESD), Jae Sung Lee (TTCGRC), Johnvie Goloran (CESD) & Millicent Sanciangco (TTCGRC).


The program is supported by the Deputy Director General for Research (DDG-R) Matthew Morell, Principal Scientist Grant Singleton, and Director for Human Resource Services (HRS), Christine Croombes.​


​A welcome dinner party was also organized for PDFs on the first day of the program.


For inquiries on future Learning & Development (L&D) Programs at IRRI, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services (HRS-OPDS) at irrihrs-opds@irri.org or access the L&D online calendar at myhr.irri.org. 

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-044

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Ten Sessions of Computer-Based Training for IRRI Staff Completed

Human Resource Services, in partnership with Information Technology Services, has completed 10 sessions of Computer-Based Training for IRRI staff from July to August 2015 at the IT Learning Center. The training is composed of three modules – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The objectives include teaching staff how to file for reimbursement for the new medical plan provided by Cigna, as well as learn the process of applying for leave of absence in One Corporate System (OCS).

As of 27 August, 112 staff have completed the training course; (3 from C4C, 8 from CESD, 17 from TTCGRC, 21 from ES, 31 from PTS, and 32 from PBGB).

For inquiries on future Learning & Development (L&D) Programs at IRRI, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services (HRS-OPDS) at irrihrs-opds@irri.org or access the L&D online calendar at myhr.irri.org.  
HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-043

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

7th Essential First-Aid Training Concluded


The 7th Essential First Aid Training was concluded on 4 September 2015 at  IRRI headquarters.  The course was facilitated by the Human Resource Services (HRS), in partnership with Safety & Security Services Office.
  
Attended by 22 HQ-based staff, the training was focused on responding to cardiac and breathing emergencies, including the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), responding to common first aid emergencies, including burns, cuts, head, neck and back injuries, and recognizing and preventing cardiac arrest.

Training participants were as follows:
Jonathan Montecillo (PBGB), Jairen Cruz (SSS), Meldwin Barcala (TTCGRC), Mae Merluza (TTCGRC), Jae Sung Lee (TTCGRC), Elizabeth Gatchalian-Alcachupas (CESD), Kathy Loren Tafere (CESD), Adonna Robles (GRiSP), Sandy Pabilonia (CESD), Christian Cantos (PBGB), Reena Macalalad (PBGB), Gene Christopher Romuga (SSD), Johnvie Goloran (CESD), Maria Ymber Reveche (PBGB), BenedictJardinero (CESD), Mary Grace Salabsabin (SSD), Rosendo Gutierrez (SSD), Eric Tumpang (SSD), James Quilty (ES), Lani Mateo (SSD), Regina Mendoza-Armiendo (DHRS) & Mary Antonette Baylon (BRENT).  

For inquiries on future Learning & Development (L&D) Programs at IRRI, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services (HRS-OPDS) at irrihrs-opds@irri.org or access the L&D online calendar at myhr.irri.org.  
HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-043


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Preparing for Leadership Course Module 2 held at HQ


IRRI holds the second module of Preparing for Leadership on 10-12 August 2015 at headquarters. The program was facilitated by Chris Dixon and Lilian Wang of Growing Edge based in Hong Kong.


A total of 16 Post Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) based in Headquarters and Country Offices participated in the program including Jessica Rey (PBGB), Ramkumar Gandhimani (PBGB), Prasad Senadheera (PBGB), Ando Radanielson (CESD), Vito Butardo Jr. (GQNC), Dmytro Chebotarov (TTCGRC), Anca Macovei (PBGB), Robert Coe (C4C), Krishna Devkota (CESD), Hsiang-Chun Lin (C4C), Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti (PBGB), Hedia Tnani (PBGB), Akshaya Kumar Biswal (PBGB), Vivek Thakur (C4), Nitika Sandhu (PBGB) and Hung Van Nguyen (CESD). 



The Preparing for Leadership Course is part of IRRI's Leadership Development Architecture for PDFs. It consists of three modules: 1) Leading Self, 2) Leading Teams, and 3) Leading Resources. Target completion of the program will take place in 2016. The program is supported by the Deputy Director General for Research (DDG-R) Matthew Morell, Principal Scientist Grant Singleton, and Director for Human Resource Services (HRS), Christine Croombes.

For inquiries on Learning & Development (L&D) Programs at IRRI, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services (HRS-OPDS) at irrihrs-opds@irri.org or access the L&D online calendar at myhr.irri.org. 

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-041