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CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: DATE OF BIRTH: NATIONALITY: CURRENT JOB: MAILING ADDRESS: (MR.) REYNALDO ALVAREZ CALABDAN 29 March 1969 Filipino Human Resource Development (HRD) Consultant c/o Renedith Ariola Calabdan Office of the President Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Km 42 Paholyothin Road, Khlong Luang Pathumthani 12120, Thailand Phone: +6686-091-2374 E-mail: reyc69@gmail.com

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND INTERESTS


Adult learning Training of trainers: needs assessment, instructional design, learning materials development, training facilitation and management, and training evaluation Teachers training primary, secondary and tertiary levels Personal, professional and organizational development Team building and development Strategic human resource development Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication Preparing volunteers for development work Designing e-learning instruction Management of training centers

EDUCATION
2009 2011 1994 1995 1986 1991 Master of Education (Human Resource Development) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Master of Engineering (Telecommunication) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand Bachelor of Science (Electronics and Communication Engineering) Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), Cebu City, Philippines

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
August 2009 August 2012 Consultant to Fredskorpset (Norwegian Peace Corps) Asia Regional Office, Thailand Design the curriculum, facilitate learning sessions and team building activities Manage implementation and facilitate some training sessions of 20 batches of the Fredskorpset Preparatory Course in Asia.
Fredskorpset facilitates exchanges of young professionals between Norway and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Exchange programs are intended to enable young professionals to use their skills in working for a partner employer in another country in order to enhance capacity of the organizations.

August 2009 August 2012

Consultant to AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Design Training of Trainers (TOT) curriculum, serve as Course Director and Trainer. Serve as trainer in training sessions on topics related to human resource development, team building, training needs assessment, training design, delivery and evaluation, personality awareness, personal development, inter-personal and cross-cultural communication. Facilitate strategic planning sessions of the organization.
AIT Extension is the training and outreach arm of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) located in Thailand. It organizes short-term education and training programs and consultancy services that respond to clients continuing professional and organizational capacity building needs. Areas of expertise include agriculture; education development; environment and natural resources management; information technology; infrastructure; business and development management; rural-regional development and other specific technological areas.

March 2007 July 2009

Head of Education and Training Development Program AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand In-charge of the Program's strategic planning, management, promotion, marketing, representation, and liaison with sponsoring agencies, recipient organizations, trainers and agencies. Analyze organizational needs, assesses HRD/training needs of client organizations. Design programs for institutional capacity building and strengthening, including design of appropriate HRD programs and curriculum development. Manage the implementation and evaluation of these programs. Act as Director/Co-Director in training courses and teaches, among others: human resource development; planning, design, management and evaluation of training; training strategies, methods and practices; developing communication skills. Develop training materials (print-based basic reading materials, case studies, games, and audio-visual materials). Develop project proposals, secure/negotiate funding, and manage project implementation, including monitoring and evaluation.

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March 2001 2007

Senior Program Officer Education and Training Development Program AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Plan, design, develop, organize, coordinate the delivery and process/analyze the evaluation of training courses and other activities of the Program. Senior Program Officer Education and Training Development Program Continuing Education Center (CEC) Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Plan, design, develop, organize, coordinate the delivery and process/analyze the evaluation of training courses and other activities of the Program.
CEC was merged with other centers of the Asian Institute of Technology to set-up the AIT Extension in 2001.

March 1999 2001

March 1996 1999

Program Officer Education and Training Development Program Continuing Education Center (CEC) Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Assist the Senior Program Officer and Program Head in the planning, designing, developing, organizing, coordinating the delivery and processing/analyzing the evaluation of the Program's training courses and other activities. Hardware Design Engineer NEC Technologies Philippines, Inc. Cebu City, Philippines Involved in package technical evaluation project which aimed at procurement of different electrical and mechanical devices to effectively maximize cost reduction. Provide technical support during production of various telecommunication packages and equipment manufactured by the company. Responsible for translation of Japanese technical specifications into English.
NEC Technologies Philippines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Japans telecommunication company NEC. It manufactures telecommunication equipment and devices and develops software for telecommunication systems.

May 1991 April 1994

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SELECTED ASSIGNMENTS


1. Over ten years of experience in designing/developing curriculum and coordinating shortterm (one week to 3 months) international training programs, workshops, seminars and study tours based on analysis of identified needs and objectives set by clients. The participants of these programs were mostly middle management officers from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the program topics/titles were:

Training of trainers (ToT) Effective training implementation and management

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Management of training centers Development and production of training materials and learning packages Curriculum development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation Education management and development Education policy research, planning and implementation School-based management Education management information system Strategic management Information technology management

2. Designed the curriculum, facilitated learning sessions and team building activities and coordinated delivery of 20 batches of the Fredskorpset Preparatory Courses in Asia in 2003-2012. 3. Coordinated the University Foundation Program for East Timor which is a preparatory program for Timorese students seeking entry to graduate studies in Thai universities, March to August 2012. 4. Trainer for AIT Extensions Professional Development Program on Effective Leadership and Management of Education and Training Interventions for senior Pakistani education officials under the Directorate of Staff Development (DSD), Government of Punjab, Pakistan, June 2012. 5. Facilitator of the Pilot Workshop on Higher Education for Sustainable Development organized by UNESCO and Asian Institute of Technology in Dili, East Timor, February 2012. 6. Facilitator of the Organizational Retreat and Teambuilding for Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Regional Office in Bangkok, January 2012. 7. Trainer for AIT Extensions Training of Trainers (TOT) program for university teachers from Pakistan, March 2011, June 2011, January and November 2012. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. 8. Trainer for AIT Extensions Professional Capacity Building Program on Preparing the Next Generation Leaders for the Challenges of 21st Century Bangladesh, March and September 2011. 9. Facilitator of AIT Extensions Organizational Retreat and Teambuilding, May 2011. 10. Lead Trainer/Facilitator for Professional Development Program on Training of Master Trainers attended by Bangladeshi Micro-Finance Master Trainers. The program was jointly organized by Institute of Micro-Finance (InM), Bangladesh and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Coxs Bazaar, Bangladesh on 5-15 December 2010. 11. Trainer for Training Program on Group Leadership and Training Management for Officials of Forestry Department, Government of Bhutan, August 2010. The program was organized by the International Center for Development Communication (ICDC), Kasetsart University, Thailand. 12. Trainer for AIT Extensions Professional Development Program on Management of Training Centers for Officials of the General Directorate of Human Resources, Government of Iraq, June 2010. 13. Course Director and Trainer for AIT Extensions Training of Trainers (TOT) program for officials of administrative training institutes, Government of India, November 2009. 14. Project Coordinator of Institute Linkage for Capacity Building Program (ILCBP), a collaborative project between National Centre for Educational Development (NCED), Nepal Ministry of Education and AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology, July 2006 - 2009. The project was funded by DANIDA. 9. Designed and coordinated the Seminar and Study Visits on Trends in Teaching and Learning in 21st Century Schools (Philippine Private Catholic Schools, 2008 - 2009) 10. Conducted teambuilding activities for Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi government officials attending the MATT2 (Managing At The Top) regional exposure program. 2008-2009. 11. Coordinated a Seminar and Study Visit on University Management and Administration for Senior Officials of the University of Balochistan, Pakistan, 2008-2009.
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12. Coordinated a Seminar and Study Visit Program on Good Governance in Universities for Vice Chancellors and Senior Management officials of Pakistani Universities funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan; 2007 13. Coordinated a Seminar and Study Visit on University Management and Administration for Senior Management officials of Sri Lankan Universities funded under the project on Improving Relevance and Quality of University Education (IRQUE), Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka; 2007. 14. Facilitated TOT session on Adult Learning Methodology and Facilitation during the Regional TOT on Gender Analysis in Urban Environmental Management (UEM) in Southeast Asia, 16 November 2007. Participants were partners of the CIDA funded SEA-UEMA Project of Asian Institute of Technology. 15. Facilitated TOT session on Adult Learning Methodology and Facilitation for partners of Coastal Institute Asia, a collaborative program between Coastal Resources Center of University of Rhode Island and Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management Program of Asian Institute of Technology, 22-23 March 2007. 16. Edited project documents for Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) in relation to the Monitoring of MDG Achievement in three provinces of Thailand namely, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Phanom and Trang. The documents which included project proposals and reports were submitted to Thailand NESDB and UNDP which are the project partners. January - March 2007. 17. Assisted in designing the curriculum and coordinated four batches of three-month ToT course on English medium instruction for Sri Lankan provincial teacher trainers in 20032005 with 25 participants per batch. These training courses were under the ADB-funded Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. 18. Facilitated learning sessions of three batches of 3-month training courses on Education Management and Policy Support for education officials of the ADB funded Secondary Education Sector Improvement Project (SESIP), Bangladesh, 2003-2005. 19. Facilitated learning sessions in ToT course for four batches of Thai public health officials in 2001-2004 with 15-20 participants per batch. The courses focused on adult learning principles, designing training frameworks and appropriate use of learner-centered training methodologies. The UNFPA funded program was a collaborative activity between the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation (DTEC) of Thailand and Asian Institute of Technology. 20. Conducted a research study on the Assessment of Internet Technology for Integration into the Higher Education Teachers Instructional Support System in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam in September 2000 November 2001 funded by IDRC, Canada. 21. Leadership and Communication Skills Program for Middle to Senior Managers, 2-13 October 2000 (Batch 1), 5-16 February 2001 (Batch 2) (Partnership between Continuing Education Center, AIT and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, funded by AusAid) 22. Training Program on Information Technology Management, 15 May 2 June (Batch 1), 12-30 June 2000 (Batch 2) (Partnership between Continuing Education Center, AIT and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, funded by AusAid) 23. Co-coordinated and provided technical support in both face-to-face and online components of three batches of the five-phase Trainers Workshop on Improving Training Quality (ITQ) through Peer Learning and Distance Mentoring, a collaborative activity by the World Bank Institute (WBI), University of Illinois and Continuing Education Centre, AIT from 1998-2000.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2010 2009 2008 Workshop on Effective Performance Management Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 17 August Seminar on Brain-Based Learning Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 27 January Knowledge Management Seminar Bangkok University, Thailand, 12 January Certified Training Professional Program Institute of Training and Development (ITD) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-26 November 2007 2005 1999 Seminar on Constructionism King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand Dr. Howard Gardner Seminar on Multiple Intelligences Sofitel Central Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand, 19 February Training on Interactive Learning Technologies Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 13 September 1 October Internet and Multimedia Courseware Training Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, 8 19 February 1998 Evaluation in Organizations (A pilot course by AIT and University of Calgary, Canada which has both faceto-face and online learning components using the First Class software), SeptemberDecember Development and Production of Training Materials Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 25 August 3 October

1997

PUBLICATIONS
Assisted in writing the following papers presented in international conferences:

Assessment of Internet Technology for Integration into the Higher Education Teachers Instructional Support System in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, research conducted from September 2000 November 2001 funded by IDRC, Canada. Continuing Education Through Distance Training: A CEC Perspective, Presented by Dr. Lourdes G. Salvador, CEC Senior Program Specialist and Program Director, at the Workshop on Information Management for Agricultural research, 4 13 November 1998 in AIT, Bangkok, Thailand Continuing Education through Peer Learning and Distance Mentoring: Alternative Delivery System for Technician Education and Training, Presented by Dr. Lourdes G. Salvador, CEC Senior Program Specialist and Program Director, at the International Conference on Technician Education and Training held in Manila, Philippines from 2- 4 December 1998 in Manila, Philippines

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Continuing Education through Distance Training, Presented by Dr. Lourdes G. Salvador, CEC Senior Program Specialist and Program Director, at the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE99) from 4 7 November 1999 in Chiba, Japan

COUNTRIES LIVED/ WORKED IN OR VISITED


Bangladesh: Cambodia: East Timor: Indonesia: Japan: Lao PDR: Malaysia: Nepal: Pakistan: Philippines: Singapore: Sri Lanka: Thailand: Vietnam: Work-related Research Work-related Personal visit Language study and technical training Personal visit Work-related, personal visit Work-related Work-related Residence and work Work-related, personal visit Work-related Work Research, work-related

ICT SKILLS

Strong information technology skills, including word processing, presentation software and Internet applications Skilled and experienced in the use of computer application software, e.g. Word, Power Point, Excel, etc. Familiar with various components of, and issues related to, information technology.

LANGUAGES
Filipino: English: Japanese: Thai: Mother tongue Fluent Fair Fair

REFERENCES
Dr. Jonathan Shaw Director - AIT Extension Asian Institute of Technology Km. 42 Phaholyothin Road, Klong Luang Pathumthani 12120, Thailand Phone: +6681-905-9452 E-mail: jshaw@ait.ac.th, jonathanlshaw@gmail.com

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Mr. Michael E. Lowe Consultant 340/427-8 Block B View Talay One Jomtien Moo 12, Banglumung Chonburi 20260, Thailand Phone: +6686-155-7436 Email: michaelelowe@yahoo.com Mr. Sacha Jotisalikorn Regional Representative Asia Fredskorpset Asia Office Piya Place Langsuan Building Unit 3A, 29/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Rd. Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330, Thailand Phone: +6681-818-8349 Email: sacha.jotisalikorn@gmail.com Mrs. Teresita D. Suselo Consultant Sunshine Court, 7A 15 Soi Saengchai, Sukhumvit 38 Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone: +6681-173-6246 Email: tengds@gmail.com, tengds@yahoo.com

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