To make our human development project and its canine working group more effective it is important to run capacity building workshops for our staff as the success of the organization depends on the skills and competencies of those within.
Last week Francisco Rodriguez flew to the GAAP office in Valdivia Chile to help hone and develop his skills. Mr. Rodriguez is the head of the Environment department for the municipality in Puerto Natales he is also the local lead for the Canine working group.
He is well informed and knowledgeable on the issue of free roaming dogs in his community, but IFAW and GAAP collaborated and decided to bring him to the Valdivia office for a week to enhance the critical administrative and the management skills he needs to run the project.
The program reviewed tools such as Microsoft excel, word and powerpoint and included mock exercises like designing a budget for a canine sterilization program. Doodle meeting planner, Skype, Google calendar and Dropbox file sharing are some other tools Francisco was taught during his training session in Valdivia.
The knowledge gained during the week will help me both in my professional and personal lives and will be a huge asset. I realize that these programs, in this day and age, are of vital importance for management and planningFrancisco