Knowledge and Development Hub

SPARK’s training division, the Knowledge and Development Hub (KDH), conducts strategic planning workshops, training, team building, and skills development programs for advocacy groups, civic and non-government organizations, business organizations and the public sector.

We have an impressive roster of members and consultants in government, business, media, IT, law, management and various disciplines with combined industry experience of close to two hundred years. 

Some of our Training Offerings:

Results Based Management

1. Application of RBM in Local and National Governance Planning

The training aims to introduce and create competencies in using results-based approach in local and national governance in order to improve management effectiveness and accountability by “defining realistic expected results, monitoring progress toward the achievement of expected results, integrating lessons learned into management decisions and reporting on performance”.[1]

The training aims to capacitate participants in strategic project management by:
a. Defining realistic expected results, based on appropriate analysis;
b. Clearly identifying program beneficiaries and designing programs to meet their needs;
c. Monitoring progress towards results with the use of appropriate indicators;
d. Identifying and managing risks;
e. Increasing knowledge by learning lessons and integrating them into decisions;
f. Reporting on results achieved and the resources involved.

2. Proposal Writing Workshop

This training-workshop includes situation analysis, setting objectives, designing a strategy and developing a Logical Framework, as well as planning, drafting and editing an effective proposal.

In the context of local  and national governance, the training aims to objectively analyse the existing situation and identify the root causes of problems, set appropriate and achievable objectives, develop a Logical Framework, how to write the proposal and communicate your proposal to donors clearly and effectively.

II. Gender Mainstreaming in Local  and National Governance

 1.Executive Session on Gender and Development Concepts

This is a gender sensitivity training designed specifically for local officials using the Magna Carta for Women as the guiding document. It involves a participatory learning methodology for the conscientization of gender issues and the subsequent responsibilities of the agencies/officer to ensure an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

2.Gender Analysis Workshop

Gender analysis is a sub-set of socio-economic analysis. Its purpose is to reveal the connections between gender relations and the development problem to be solved.

This workshop aims to provide Philippine government agencies and donors with a common set of analytical concepts and tools for integrating gender concerns into development programs and projects. The resource focuses on processes and strategies. It further addresses management results of integrating gender equality and women’ empowerment concerns into key stages of the project cycle: project identification and design, assessment of projects for funding; project implementation; and monitoring and evaluation.

3. GAD Planning and Budgeting

The training aims to equip participants the how-tos in creating the GAD Plan (Gender and Development Plan) to address gender issues and concerns in their respective sectors and constituents as mandated by RA 9710. It aims to assist the agency/LGU in making their GAD Plan in response to the 1995 General Appropriations Act (GAA) Section 27, a general provision, now known as the GAD Budget Policy, mandating all departments, bureaus, offices and agencies to set aside at least five percent of their appropriations for projects designed to address gender issues..

III. Conflict Transformation and Negotiation

This training focuses on the management and transformation of community or organizational conflict and negotiation techniques. The module aims to inform and capacitate participants with the methods of solving disputes, and develop skills of effective communication as well as consequently, conflict transformation. The courses build a holistic view by analyzing conflict, the sources and prevention of violence, the cultural methods of expressing and addressing conflict. The basic methods of resolution are covered while the module offers a special focus on negotiation skills in the workplace and group setting. The training takes into account cultural and gender aspects of communication and other cross-cutting themes.


Should you wish to have a competency workshop or training, contact Kate Ramil, Knowledge and Development Hub Coordinator at sparkphilippines2013@gmail.com.

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