Capacity Building – Myanmar Department of Social Welfare

Two groups of senior staff from the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare participated in five week programs hosted by QUT in Brisbane and funded as part of the AusAID Australian Awards Program. Both programs were designed to strengthen leadership capabilities, change management capabilities, and program planning and management, as well as strengthening capabilities in the content-specific areas of reform strategies for women, and disability-inclusive development. Carolyn Peterken worked with both groups as part of a team of facilitators across the five weeks. She supported participants in the development of workbooks to use when working with their colleagues and communities in Myanmar, facilitated sessions on the development of communication, presentation and facilitation skills, and worked with participants to develop concrete action plans for the application of what they had learnt in Brisbane upon their return to Myanmar. Participants had the opportunity to practice their presentation skills by making presentations of their action plans to the panel of facilitators on the final day of the program.

For more information please contact Carolyn Peterken

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