APO Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques: Advanced, Jul 1 – Dec 1, 2017

APO Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques: Advanced Program

Micro, Small and Medium size companies generally suffer from lack of knowledge of basic productivity tools, weak technical capabilities, and limited access to external assistance. To improve product or service quality, most of them apply various improvement tools and techniques to achieve growth and generate better profits.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on July 1 and ends on December 1, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of enabling participants to understand the concepts and methodology of advanced productivity tools and techniques. Specifically, at the end of the course, participants will be able to describe, explain, and use the techniques and tools learned within their organizations and in offering consultancy services, especially to SMEs.

Target participants are government officials, SME managers, and NPO consultants involved in consultancy and training for SMEs.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on July 1 and will end at the closing hours of December 1, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

Save the date: International Conference on Public Sector Productivity, 10-11 October 2017, DAP Tagaytay City, Philippines

International Conference on Public Sector Productivity, 10-11 October 2017, DAP Conference Center, Tagaytay City. Kindly save the date for this momentous gathering of distinguished public sector individuals from Asian countries. This is a partnership between the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). For more information, visit our website www.dap.edu.ph or contact tel. no. 631-2135.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Marketing Strategy and Product Branding for SMEs, May 1 to Oct 30, 2017

Self-learning e-Course on Marketing Strategy and Product Branding for SMEs

The crux of business success lies in marketing. Marketing helps create awareness in the eyes of the public about a company’s products/services, increase sales, build brand reputation, and foster an environment in the market of healthy competition. Branding is important for SMEs as it influences people’s perceptions of the company’s quality of customer service, image, advertising, and logo. When these parts of the business are working well, the overall brand tends to be healthy. A good brand helps improve recognition, creates trust, reinforces advertisements, builds value, generates new customers and, most of all, inspire employees.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course that started on May 1 and ends on October 30, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of helping small businesses develop the ability to market their products and services effectively.

Target participants are business owners, managers, and employees working in SMEs involved in marketing and branding strategies, and officials in the government and NGO sector responsible for assisting SME development and promotion. Participants may come from manufacturing industries, the service sector, business sector, NPOs, or government organizations/ departments who wish to acquire a working knowledge of marketing and product branding strategies.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration started last May 1 and will end at the closing hours of October 30, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias.

Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

15th APO Grantees Forum: Sustainable Tourism for Revitalizing Rural Communites in the Philippines, May 3, 2017, Cebu City, Philippines

AGF Cebu 2017

The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as the National Productivity Organization, is organizing the 15th Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Grantees’ Forum on May 3, 2017, Wednesday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Harold’s Hotel, Cebu City.

This Forum serves as a platform for sharing, learning and networking among APO alumni/grantees, identifying strategies for collaboration with productivity champions and stakeholders which is also in line with creating “multiplier effects” of APO programs.

With the theme “Sustainable Tourism for revitalizing rural communities in the Philippines”, this activity will share information and updates on green productivity/sustainable tourism- related activities and initiatives by selected APO member countries, share highlights of APO study mission held in Hawaii and insights on planning and management of rural tourism and best practices in Hawaii, share the success story of Aloguinsan, a world class Eco-tourism in Cebu, and promote national collaboration among public and private sector groups, APO alumni, and other stakeholders in the area of GP/sustainable tourism.

The following APO grantees were invited to serve as resource speakers: Ms. Aster C. Caberte, Regional Director, DTI Region 7; and Mr. Joselito R. Costas, Provincial Tourism Officer, Cebu Provincial Government.

For this forum we offer a minimal fee of Php 350.00 per participant to cover the cost of air-conditioned venue, snacks & refreshments, and freebies (via raffle).

To receive more information, please contact our APO Grantees Forum Secretariat at tel nos. (02) 631-2126 – Manila, (032) 412-1856 – Cebu, or e-mail apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph.

Details are also available in our Social Media Networking Sites: Facebook Page: facebook.com/agf.phil; Twitter Page: twitter.com/apogranteesphil; WordPress: apogranteesforum.wordpress.com; and Google+: apogranteesforum@gmail.com;

Self-learning e-Course on Agribusiness Management: Basic, Sep 15, 2016 to Feb 14, 2017

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An approximately 70% increase in food production in Asia is required to feed 5.2 billion people on the continent by 2050. Food production and supply in the crop, livestock, and aquamarine sectors, however, are constrained by fragmented supply chains, degraded land, and post-harvest losses, among others. Moreover, agriculture is also the source of nonfood products such as fiber, fuel, timber, medicine, and industrial raw materials. Individuals are thus increasingly needed to manage agribusinesses competently and sustainability in food and nonfood value chains serving both domestic and global markets. Agribusinesses include farms and off-farm enterprises that produce and distribute farm inputs and those that assemble, store, process, and distribute fresh and processed farm commodities and products.

As the World Economic Forum steps up its “Grow Asia” initiative, the scale and impact of agribusiness investments provide opportunities for smallholders and SMEs to be linked to global and regional markets. Public–private partnership and multiple-stakeholder approaches to sustainable, inclusive development have been designed to offer market-based solutions to address production and supply constraints as well as poverty, food security, and safety issues. These solutions must be managed by individuals trained in agribusiness management leadership and decision-making skills. By 2020, such partnership arrangements should reach 10 million smallholder farmers, improving farm productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability by 20%.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course that started from September 15, 2016 till February 14, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of providing knowledge and understanding of the multifaceted nature of agribusiness and its management orientation in a globally connected business environment, identifying the strategic and operational agribusiness decisions that managers in Asia make and communicate as well as the ethical, social, and governance challenges managers face, and applying the decision-making process in the various functional areas of agribusiness management using problem-based learning assignments.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.apo-elearning.org/moodle19/. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration started last September 15, 2016 and will end at the closing hours of February 14, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

(Re-scheduled) APO Self-learning E-Course on Controlled-Environment Agriculture, March 1 to July 31, 2017

APO Self-learning E-Course on Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

APO Self-learning E-Course on Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA)

The challenges of limited land available for food production, growing scarcity of irrigation water supply, precarious weather and changing climatic patterns, and a need to restrict chemical use are paving the way for more CEA production systems to produce a safe, abundant food supply in an efficient, sustainable manner. With such systems, producers are able to manipulate the crop environment to the desired conditions using precise technologies and equipment to improve the efficiency of operations as well as the consistency of products. This has already started with simple CEA systems, but the more advanced systems now available offer greater power and precision.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course starting March 1 to July 31, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of providing basic knowledge of the concepts and principles of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), as well as the basic skills, tools, techniques, and technologies of CEA production systems.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.apo-elearning.org/moodle19/. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts at 10:00 am on March 1, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO E-learning Course on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) applications in SMEs, November 7-10, 2016, DAP Pasig City, Philippines

Poster registration form

Poster registration form

An E-Learning Course on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) applications in SMEs will be jointly implemented by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and the Development Academy of the Philippines from 7 to 10 November 2016 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, located at San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines.

The course aims to: 1) understand the history, concept, and purpose of TPM; 2) provide participants with practical approaches, tools, and steps to adopt TPM in SMEs; and 3) improve corporate culture and mindset through the improvement of personnel and machine systems.

This E-learning Course is an enriching learning opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with other participants from Cambodia, Fiji, Mongolia and Vietnam virtually through the Video Conferencing platform of the Asian Productivity Organization. International resource speakers will deliver presentations from their home countries. These presentations will be interactive, involving exercises and case presentations, field visit, group discussion and country presentation while allowing participants to ask questions. Each country group will be moderated by a local coordinator. On the last day, a written examination will be conducted to test the participants’ learning from the course. Performance in the examination will be one of the criteria for selection of the participants for subsequent follow-up training course.

Recognizing the importance of this unique online training opportunity, the DAP invites the public to participate in this course. Course Fee is PhP 5,000.00 which covers training kit, Certificate from APO, AM & PM snacks and lunch for four (4) days, and transportation for company site visit.

Interested parties may get in touch with Mr. Homer Alcon or Ms. Nory Evangelio at tel nos. (02) 631-2156 or 631-0921 local 135, or email at homeralcon@gmail.com, alconh@dap.edu.ph or evangelion@dap.edu.ph.

APO E-learning Course on Innovative Approaches in Marketing of Agrifood Products, October 25-28, 2016, DAP Pasig City, Philippines

Registration Form

Registration Form

An E-Learning Course on Innovative Approaches in Marketing of Agrifood Products will be jointly implemented by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and the Development Academy of the Philippines from 25 to 28 October 2016 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, located at San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines.

The course aims to: 1) enhance participants’ understanding of issues and constraints faced by farmers and agribusinesses in marketing products in a globalized environment; 2) acquaint participants with the emerging marketing models for agrifood products; and 3) identify those models that can be promoted among and adopted by SMEs in member countries.

This E-learning Course is an enriching learning opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with other participants from Cambodia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam virtually through the Video Conferencing platform of the Asian Productivity Organization. International resource speakers will deliver presentations from their home countries. These presentations will be interactive, involving exercises and case presentations, field visit, group discussion and country presentation while allowing participants to ask questions. Each country group will be moderated by a local coordinator. On the last day, a written examination will be conducted to test the participants’ learning from the course. Performance in the examination will be one of the criteria for selection of the participants for subsequent follow-up training course.

Recognizing the importance of this unique online training opportunity, the DAP invites the public to participate in this course. Course Fee is PhP 8,500.00 which covers training kit, Certificate from APO, AM & PM snacks and lunch for four (4) days, and transportation for company site visit.

Interested parties may get in touch with Ms. Annie Abaya or Ms. Apple Rivera at tel nos. (02) 631-2156 or 631-0921 local 135, or email at abayanm@dap.edu.ph or riveraa@dap.edu.ph.