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CDC faculty led workshop on Comm Skills for Cambodia HEIs

10 May 2017 by CSBucu

Dr. Edmund G. Centeno of the Department of Educational Communication and aProf. Sherwin Joseph C. Felicidario of the Department of  Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication  served as the resource speakers for "Workshop on Developing Communication Skills for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)  in Cambodia" held at Siem Reap, Cambodia last May 2-6. The event is co-organized by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research Agriculture (SEARCA) with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport and the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia. 

The workshop, attended by leaders and senior to mid-level staff of various educational institutions in Cambodia, covered topics on public communication, particularly writing and production of communication materials. Dr. Centeno discussed basic design in producing visual and audiovisual communication materials, while aProf. Felicidario introduced participants to the basics of social media and web tools and techniques. Both faculty lectured on principles of clear and effective writing as well as leaflet and brochure production. The discussions were followed by parallel hands-on workshops, which include activities such as writing straight news and social media plan.

Dr. Centeno and aProf. Felicidario worked alongside Dr. Rex L. Navarro, international expert in development communication and former CDC faculty, who was the resource speaker for communications planning.

A total of 40 participants from 18 HEIs in Cambodia completed the workshop, which was organized to equip them with basic and necessary skills to produce effective public communication initiatives for their respective universities. 

(with reports from SEARCA website: