Conducting Effective Seminars – Learning The Tricks Of The Trade

Mr. Simon Teo emphasizing a point during the training
Mr. Simon Teo emphasizing a point during the training.

The Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKM) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organised a one-day training on “How To Conduct A Seminar Effectively” at the Institut Latihan Majlis Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Kebangsaan (MAKPEM) at Bandar Baru Sentul yesterday. This training was co-ordinated by Dr. Kenji Kuno, the Chief Advisor from JICA.

Group photo of participants
Group photo of participants. Dr. Kuno is at the far left. In the center
beside Simon is Cik Norani, Pengarah Bahagian OKU.

Twelve participants from various NGO’s involved in Independent Living (IL) and Disability Equality Training participated in this lively training conducted by Mr. Simon Teo, Course Director of Ace Breakthrough Management Resources. He guided us from the initial preparatory work to sharing with us effective tips on conducting a successful seminar. Cik Norani, Pengarah Bahagian Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) was there to officiate over the conclusion of the training and presented participants with certificates.

Birds roosting on the roof
Birds roosting on the roof of a school at Bandar Baru Sentul.
Photo by Wuan.

The one thing that has always fascinated me while at the institute was a flock of large birds roosting on the roof of a school across the river. Once in a while, they could be spotted at the river hunting for food. On many evenings, just after dusk, I could make out their dark forms flying overhead. I had always wondered what those eerie things were until I saw them perching on the roof from afar during daytime.

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3 thoughts on “Conducting Effective Seminars – Learning The Tricks Of The Trade”

  1. And Peter, how could you watch the birds, while you are in a training? Hehe!!

    It was during tea breaks and after the training. 😛

  2. Those birds are always around KL area. If I am not mistaken, they are actually from Zoo Negara and they fly off to find food and hang around. Once they are done doing their daily ‘chores’, they will fly back to the zoo.

    Thanks for sharing that snippet.

  3. Isshh!! Jealous-nya kita!! Wished I was a part of it too.. Arrgghh!! Haha.. Come on, share with me what u learned la.. And this I will not forget: Send me my pics soon yah? 😉

    Share with you what I learnt? Ask the sifu lar. ;P

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