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Course Descriptions of LIKHAAN Educational Programs and Training Courses

THE INVENT SCHOOL

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TRAINING COURSES

THE INVENTSCHOOL� is dedicated to the development of human creativity and the promotion of inventive activities. It stimulates the creation of technical and social inventions, and improvement of social productivity. It promotes equitable community transformation and sustainable development.

In this light, its regular educational programs and training courses are divided into two major strands. These are: 1) Technical Inventions, and 2) Social Inventions.

Regular Educational Programs
STANDARD COURSES OF THE INVENTSCHOOL�

TECHNICAL INVENTIONS

1. Scientific and Technological Creativity (SciTeC) program introduces the principles, methods, tools and techniques of scientific and technological creativity, the promotion and development of inventions, the study of technological innovation process, and other related topics.

The SciTeC� course program is divided into four (4) core courses: 1) Basic SciTeC, an introductory course on human creativity and thinking skills; 2) Primary SciTeC, a course on idea generation and creative development; 3) Intermediate SciTeC, deals with creative research and invention development; and 4) Advanced SciTeC, a course on invention enterprise development and venture management.

Two supplementary/complementary courses are attached to the core SciTeC� program. These are: 1) Continuing SciTeC�, subject matters dealing with continuing developments in human creativity and thinking skills, and technological invention development; and 2) Special SciTeC� courses deals with special topics relevant to scientific and technological creativity and industrial innovations.

2. Entrepreneurial Creativity and Venture Management (EnCVM) course deals with invention-based enterprise development, business planning and management of new ventures, specifically new products and inventions.

3. New Products and Innovation Management (NuPIM) course describes the generation, development, evaluation, promotion and management of new products and the innovation process within the enterprise or business organization.

» The SciTeC� courses are open to students, teachers, inventors and creative researchers; while EnCVM and NuPIM courses are offered to students, teachers, inventors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, businesspersons, industrialists, R&D managers, product developers and designers, innovation groups, and other individuals interested in new products and innovations, and invention-based entrepreneurship (inventerprise).

SOCIAL INVENTIONS

1. Creativity in Social Inventions and Community Innovations (SinCom) course explains the principles, methods, tools and techniques of social creativity, the promotion and development of social inventions within the social/community innovation process, and other related topics.

Like the SciTeC� course program, SinCom� is divided into four (4) core courses: 1) Basic SinCom, an introductory course on human creativity and thinking skills; 2) Primary SinCom, a course on idea generation and creative development; 3) Intermediate SinCom, deals with social innovation research and development; and 4) Advanced SinCom, a course on social entrepreneurship and community development.

The core courses of the SinCom� program are complemented by two supplementary courses: 1) Continuing SinCom deals with continuing devel�opments in human creativity and thinking skills, and social invention development; and 2) Special SinCom courses tackle special topics relevant to social creativity and productivity, business or community innovations, and social entrepreneurship.

2. Social Inventions Workshop (SIW) deals with a general discussion on practical social problems in home lives, community neighborhood, schools or business organizations. The participants select one or two social problems to focus on, evaluate the problems, and come up with an action plan for tackling the chosen problems in an imaginative way, and then design and carry on specific short-term project.

3. Social Entrepreneurship and Community Management (SECM) describes creativity in social entrepreneurship in general, and illustrates the use of social creativity in development planning and management in community setting. The participants select one or two social enterprises or community problems to focus on, evaluate the problematic situation, and come up with an action plan for solving the problems in a creative way. Then, they design and carry on specific short-term social enterprise or community development project.

» The SinCom� courses are open to students, teachers, social innovators and community development workers; while SIW and SECM courses are offered to students, teachers, social inventors or community innovators, social entrepreneurs, development workers, and other individuals interested in social entrepreneurship and community management.

The SciTeC Course Program*

The SinCom Course Program*

CORE COURSES:

CORE COURSES:

SciTeC 1 (Basic Course) � Introduction to Creativity and Thinking
SciTeC 2 (Primary Course) � Idea Generation and Creative Development
SciTeC 3 (Intermediate Course) � Creative Research and Invention Development
SciTeC 4 (Advanced Course) � Inventerprise Development and Venture Management

SinCom 1(Basic Course) � Introduction to Creativity and Thinking
SinCom 2 (Primary Course) � Idea Generation and Creative Development
SinCom 3(Intermediate Course)� � Social Innovation Research and Development
SinCom 4 (Advanced Course) � Social Entrepre�neurship and Community Development

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES:

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES:

SciTeC 5(Continuing Courses) � Subject matters dealing with continuing developments in human creativity and thinking skills, and technological invention development.
SciTeC 6 (Special Courses) � Special topics relevant to scientific and technological creativity and industrial innovations.

SinCom 5(Continuing Courses) � Subject matters dealing with continuing developments in human creativity and thinking skills, and social invention development.
SinCom 6 (Special Courses) � Special topics relevant to social creativity and productivity, business or community innovations, and social entrepreneurship.

* It should be noted that the basic courses, SciTeC 1 and SinCom 1, are one and the same course. About 75% and 85% of the course content of the primary and intermediate courses, SciTeC 2 & 3 and SinCom 2 & 3, respectively, are also similar. They only differ in the course focus, SciTeC 2 & 3 deals with technological inventions or technical innovations, while SinCom 2 & 3 deals with social inventions and community innovations. SciTeC 4 and SinCom 4 are relatively similar. However, the topical discussions and workshops are quite different. SciTeC 4 deals with �inventerprise� development, while SinCom 4 deals with community entrepreneurship and social development.

The SciTeC� and SinCom� course programs are the direct entry courses to The InventSchool�. However, many expected participants would not enter the TISI Educational Programs directly for some unknown reasons; perhaps, the terms we call �creativity� and �invention� is ill-favored or unattractive to them. Thus, The InventSchool� offers two sets of indirect entry courses: 1) Introductory Seminar-Workshops and Summer Institute [ISWSI], and 2) Teachers� Forum and Seminar-Workshops [TFSW]. In addition, prospective participants may attend free orientation lectures and short seminars, or better yet participate in the Annual Institute, Workshop, Conference, Convention and Invention Exhibition held at regular intervals throughout the year.

 

Introductory Seminar-Workshops and Summer Institute (ISWSI)
LATERAL ENTRY COURSES TO THE INVENTSCHOOL�

1. Technological Invention Seminar (TISem) defines what is a technological invention (others prefer to call it �technical innovation�). It presents the origin and conception of an invention, and the general process of invention development. It also defines the technical and legal requirements of an invention such as novelty and inventive step, and utility or �operativeness�and industrial applicability.

2. Social Invention Seminar (SISem) explains the concept of social invention, defines its meaning, and cites examples of social inventions, e.g., new law, organization or procedure that changes the ways in which people relate to themselves or to each other, individually or collectively. It also describes the development process of social inventions.

3. Technological and Social Invention Seminar (TeSIS) brings together two seminars� TISem and SISem. It presents the concepts, defines the meanings, and explains the different aspects and interrelationships of technological invention and social invention.

4. Orientation Seminar-Workshop on Thinking, Creativity and Creative Teaching/ Learning (OSW) introduces the concepts and principles of human creativity in general, and the practice of creative thinking and analytical-critical thinking in particular. The Seminar-Workshop is an appreciation course to enable the participants to acquire a good understanding of thinking and creativity. It clarifies the purpose and usefulness of creativity. It provides deliberate method of generating creative ideas in a practical way. It explains by example the basic thinking tools and techniques. It also demonstrates the principles of creative teaching and the importance of innovation in education.

5. Summer Institute on Education for Scientific-Technological Creativity and Social Invention (SumIns) is a more detailed presentation of OSW. The general intention of the Summer Institute is to assist teachers-educators and students in becoming more aware of their own creativity and the creative process, in nurturing their individual/group creativeness, and in better understanding how they may help to nurture creativity in others. The Institute explains the uses of creativity by providing information on its nature; analysis of the qualities and characteristics of the creative personality; description of the operational mechanisms behind the creative process; and presentation of ideational tools and techniques for generating ideas and developing creative products and social innovations. It also spells out the purpose and usefulness of perceptive thinking and the deliberate method of creative thinking. It also illustrates the principles of creative teaching and the importance of educational innovations.


Teachers� Forum and Seminar-Workshops (TFSW)
SPECIAL ENTRY COURSES TO THE INVENTSCHOOL�

1. Teachers� Forum on Creativity in Education (T-ForCE) presents the illuminating factors relating to the shifting patterns of education, creative teaching and instructional innovations, principles of creative education and innovative learning, and the different approaches for stimulating creativity and inventiveness among students.

2. Seminar on Shifting Patterns of Education (SPEd) surveys the key factors relating to the shifting patterns of education focus on the aims and methods of education, schematization of instruction, dominant educational systems around the world, and the organization of education and its institutions.

3. Creative Teaching and Instructional Innovations (CTII) explains the process of learning and thinking. It describes the curricular strategies that enhance the teaching and learning process, and the importance of instructional innovations. It demonstrates the principles of creativity, creative teaching and creative techniques in designing the course of study and educational materials, and developing teaching and instructional innovations.

4. Workshop on Creative Education and Innovative Learning (CEIL) takes a closer look at creative education, its principles, methods and approaches. It offers an intimate group encounter with the process of innovative learning and creative teaching. It provides various points of view on educational creativity and the school system in the country.

5. Stimulating Creativity and Inventiveness of Students (SCIS) demonstrates the different approaches for stimulating creativity and inventiveness among students. It also describes different inventive activities for promoting inventiveness among students.

Courses under the TFSW are offered to open doorways to creative teaching and educational innovations for all teachers and educators in all educational levels: elementary, high school, college and graduate school.


Annual Institute, Workshop, Conference, Convention and Invention Exposition (AIWCCIE)
ANNUAL PROGRAMS OF THE INVENTSCHOOL�

1. Annual Conference on Technological & Social Inventions (AC-TSI) presents recent developments and emerging trends in the field of technological and social inventions in the country and around the globe.

2. Annual Workshop on Creativity in Science, Technology and Social Inventions (AW-CSTSI) provides a venue for intimate discussion and resolution of issues and problems relating to the development of creativity in science, technology and social inventions. The workshop in divided into three discussion groups: 1) Creativity in Science and Technological Inventions, 2) Creativity in Social Inventions, and 3) Workshop on Creatology: The Science of Creativity.

3. Annual Institute on Educational Programs for Scientific-Technological Creativity and Social Invention (AI-EP) discuss the various educational programs for the development of scientific-technological creativity among students and teachers. It also reflects on how to improve the different training courses for creativity and innovation.

4. The InventSchoolAnnual Convention & Invention Exposition (IS-ACIE) is the annual assembly of teachers and students involved in The InventSchool� program featuring invention competition and exhibits. Other interested teachers/students may attend the convention and participate in invention exposition.


Likhaan Institute Foundation

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TRAINING COURSES

Specialized Training Courses and Seminar-Workshops

A training program on specialized topics such as: Productivity, economic entrepreneurship, development geography, ekis�tics (human settlements), informatics (information science and technology), ergonomics or human engineering, simulation and gaming, and creatology, the new science of creativity and innovation.

1. Social productivity training program

1.1 Productivity Training Course � �An education and training program dealing with the different areas of productivity� improvement in office, education, agriculture, industry and scientific research & development (R&D).

1.2 Creative Economic Entrepreneurship Course � Specialized training course dealing with entrepreneurial creativity, identification of business opportunities, developing innovative approaches to the management of small enter�prises and agro-industries.

2. Geography (development geography)Geography, a science that deals with the study of physical and human features of the Earth and their dynamic interactions. This course focuses on the development aspects of Geography: Physical Geography (geomorphology, hydrology & hydrography, cartography, soils and natural vegetation) and Human Geography (economic, social, historical and political geography).

3. Ekistics (human settlements) � An introductory seminar-workshop on Ekis�tics, the study of human settlements, its growth and devel�opment. Deals with� the elements of human settlements as applied to social growth and community development.

4. Informatics (information sci�ence & techno�logy) � A course on the study of cybernetics in particular, and information technology in general.

5. Ergonomics / Human Engineering � �A short course on the design of machines, tools, devices and products in relation to human dimensions and functional dynamics.

6. Simulation and Gaming Course � A seminar-workshop on the development or creation of arti�ficial realities for the purpose of understanding effects or appearance of actual or envisioned development situations for educational, planning, research, managerial and other purposes.

7. The New Science of Human Creativity (Creatology) � A special course on the new science of creativity called �creatology.� It deals with the theory and practice of creativity and thinking. The development of skills, intelligent creativity, and innovative intelligence.

8. Competitive Intelligence � This course provides an entirely different perspective on business competition. It presents the ethical methods of competitive intelligence. It also deals with the techniques industrial intelligence for strategic business development.
Course contents: What is competitive intelligence and how it differs with industrial intelligence; the ethical methods of competitive intelligence; the operational techniques of industrial intelligence; and using intelligence information for business growth and development.


Community Development Training Courses and Seminar-Workshops

1. Community Development and Social Innovations

1.1 Community Development and Social Innovations � A course on the conduct of social research and community studies in the different agro-ecological resource zones in order to understand the current situation in these areas. It deals with the study of natural resource-based products to help create clean alternatives to current environ�mentally degrading technologies. It investigates the relation between the environment and the economy in each agro-ecological resource zones in order to develop models for sustainable and equitable development, people empowerment and social transformation.

2. Social Research and Development Management

2.1 Development Research � Deals with conduct of social research and community studies in the different agro-ecological resource zones in order to understand the current situation in these areas. It deals with the study of natural resource-based products to help create clean alternatives to current environ�mentally degrading technologies. It investigates the relation between the environment and the economy in each agro-ecological resource zones in order to develop models for sustainable and equitable development, people empowerment and social transformation.

2.2 Community Management and Local Governance � This course presents community management approaches for real world development in poor communities. It involves and use of a new community innovation and development system that can guide local governance and community management.

2.3 Corporate Community (Sambayanihan�) � A seminar-workshop on the new concept of �corporate community� that provide new approach to social transformation. This workshop deals with the development of communities into �corporate bodies� wherein the people in the rural areas could function as a virtual �corporation,� managing their resources collec�tively and earning higher income individually.

2.4 Agro-IndustrialVillage � This course deals with the development of a model of an agribusiness or agro-industrial village. In this model craft village, the farmers and/or fishers can be developed and transformed into agri-business entrepreneurs. The village shall then be able to process agri�cultural produce for higher value-added products.

2.5 Development Management System (D�M�S�) � �This course seeks ways to provide a simple framework for understanding development planning, human settlement renewal, fiscal administration, and environmental management by virtue of a whole set of practical theories, methodologies, systems, tools and techniques, and project implementation activities. It will introduce the concept of planned city or municipality and the operating processes of human settlement development using the Community D�M�S� which consists of three (3) component systems as follows: community information and planning system (CIPS), community innovation and development system (CIDS) and project development and implementation system (PDIS) together with F�M�S (Fiscal Administration and Financial Management System) and E�M�S (Environmental Management System).


Environmental Training Courses, Seminar-Workshops

1. Community Development and the Environment � This workshop course deals with the interrelationships between community development and the environment and how to develop communities that is environment-friendly with sacrificing economic growth.

2. Environmental Management and Pollution Control � A short training course on the application of environmental management systems for pollution control.

3. Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) � This training course examines the Environmental Management System (EMS) instituted by the international community under the International Standard ISO 14000 series. It seeks to explore the basic components of the EMS Circle. The course will provide systems and procedures in preparing an LGU environmental management program following the ISO 14000 series. The course will introduce new approaches in environmental protection and management adopting the EMS standards as applied to local government units.

4. Solid Waste Management � Deals with the topics: a) installation of environmental management system in conformity with ISO 14000 series, b) improvement of solid waste management, and c) establishment of sanitary landfill and materials recovery facility (MRF). The seminar presents problem areas in the generation and management of solid waste, including the different measures in source reduction, waste recovery (reuse and recycling), treatment alternatives, and optimum final disposal. It illustrates measures for minimizing household wastes and maximizing environmentally sound waste disposal.


Human Settlements Training Courses and Seminar-Workshops

1. Ekistics, the Science of Human Settlements � A seminar-workshop on Ekis�tics, the study of human settlements, its growth and devel�opment. Demonstrates the major elements of human settlements, its theories and practices. Illustrates practical application of ekistics in housing designs, shelter systems and building structures and settlement patterns, particularly the blending of organic housing form and natural materials with natural built environment. It focuses on multi-sensory and multi-dimensional elements of human settlements.

2. Settlement Studies and Housing Design � This course deals with designing houses, shelter systems and building structures and settlement patterns that reflect physical, social, economical and ecological context of social life and closely and contextually related to the topography, the local plant material, landscape and climate. It examines the appearance of the house and building structure, both the interior and the exterior, including the quality of light in the settlement area at different times of the day. It explains how housing and building architecture can be multi-sensory and multi-dimensional, rich in organic form and natural materials, and blend with natural built environment.

3. Human Settlements Planning and Design � This training course deals with the development of human settlements, especially the all-encompassing design of residential neighborhoods, commercial-industrial areas, socio-economic improvements including the provision of basic services, infrastructures, utilities and community facilities. It presents the principles of multi-sensory and multi-dimensional settlement planning and house/building designing.


Education and Training on Good Governance and Public Management

1. Strategic Management Education (SME) Program

1.1 Training Course SME-1: Introduction to Strategic Management for Executives and Staff of LGUs
This training course is an introduction to the basic concept, fundamental principles and process of strategic management. It involves the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategy that enables LGUs and/or its attached organizations/corporations to achieve its/their objectives. An intensive exploration of the total process of strategy management?strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation?as applied to LGU operations and development activities.

1.2 Training Course SME-2: Strategy Formulation for Executives and Staff of LGUs � This training course is designed to help LGU officials and staff in Strategy Formulation. The course deals with developing vision and mission, identifying the organization�s external opportunities and threats, determining internal strengths and weaknesses (SWOT analysis), establishing long term objectives, generating alternative strategies and choosing the particular strategies to pursue. The course will also discuss issues in prioritizing and maximizing opportunities, allocating limited resources, expansion or diversification, relationships with key partners and ensuring against negative environments. This will help the LGUs in determining and setting-up its long-term competitive advantages.

1.3 Training Course SME-3: Strategy Implementation and Evaluation for Executives and Staff of LGUs � This training course focuses on Strategy Implementation and Evaluation.
Strategy implementation deals with the establishment of annual objectives/goals, devising policies, development of systems and procedures, motivating employees, and allocation of resources. In this action stage, interpersonal skills shall be fully developed. The course will also stimulate and motivate the LGU executives and staff members toward the full implementation of stated objectives.
Strategy evaluation involves reviewing external and internal factors changing the bases for the current strategy, measuring performance, and taking corrective action. The course will challenge the participants to evaluate the vision-mission statement, long-term and short-term objectives, and take appropriate corrective actions.

2. Training Course on Entrepreneurial Governance and Local Development Management � The Training Course is designed to strengthen local governance and development management. It seeks to improve the capability of local government units (LGUs) for entrepreneurial governance. The course seeks to promote sustainable development by deepening the participation of civil society in community development and increasing the involvement of the private sector in community reconstruction and social transformation. This Course introduces the principles, strategies and good practices in entrepreneurial governance. It will provide guidelines in establishing priorities, strategies, and actions for local development and management.

3. Training Course on Introduction to Local Development Planning � This training seminar provides a generalized, practical procedure on undertaking local development planning and designing community innovations. It aims to overcome the lack of (or limited) skills and knowledge needed for self-help, participatory development planning. It accentuates the step-by-step procedure in the preparation of city/municipal development plan. It highlights the use of effective planning tools and techniques.

4. Introductory Course in City-Town Planning � This training intends to satisfy the recommendation of HLURB for a new education program to enhance or refine the content of town plans so as to effectively incorporate protected area, SAFDZ and coastal zone and heritage planning; upgrade the capacity and capability of local government units to undertake sustainable land use planning, urban planning and management and urban revitalizations; integrate the strategic environmental assessment approach in local planning; and instill the value of community involvement, participatory processes, networks and partnerships in city/town planning, management and revitalization. This course, therefore, intends to provide an intensive introductory course on city/town planning for DILG local government officers, LGU executives and legislators, executive officers and staff of LGUs.

5. Training Course on Settlements Planning and Design � This training course deals with the development of human settlements, especially the all-encompassing design of residential neighborhoods, commercial-industrial areas, socio-economic improvements including the provision of basic services, infrastructures, utilities and community facilities.

6. Training Course on Project Planning and Management for LGUs � This training course is an intensive study of the process of project planning, design, implementation and management. It presents the process of identifying and creating the project idea and developing it into a complete project proposal package. It also put emphasis on the formulation of the project�s logical framework, action plan and work program.
A project is intended to achieve solid results and produce real outputs. This training course intends to make sure that the project design is clearly formulated; that its implementation will be trouble-free and end up successful.

7. Training Course on Designing Innovations and Implementing Projects for Development � This course intends to introduce creativity in developing innovative projects in order that project development teams will be able to create more innovative community development projects. It will introduce creativity in designing innovative development projects in order to maximize project impact and create new avenues for community development. It will also demonstrate creative ways in managing community development projects.

8. Training Course on Social Innovations and Strategic Projects for LGUs � This course will introduce creativity in social development and community entrepreneurship. It intends to demonstrate approaches in the visualization of social innovations and community enterprise ideas, development of creative project ideas into concrete concepts, and preparation of project proposals.
It will provide approaches to maximize project impact and create new avenues for social development and community entrepreneurship.

9. Training Course on Environmental Management System for LGUs � This training course examines the Environmental Management System (EMS) instituted by the international community under the International Standard ISO 14000 series. It seeks to explore the basic components of the EMS Circle. The course will provide systems and procedures in preparing an LGU environmental management program following the ISO 14000 series.
The course introduces new approaches in environmental protection and management adopting the EMS standards as applied to local government units.

10. Short Training Courses on Governance

» PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COURSES

10.1 Priority Issues, Problems and Difficulties in City/Municipal Development � A seminar on identifying and prioritizing major policy issues/problems and socio-economic difficulties in city/municipal development. The training course looks at existing documents on critical development issues, problems and economic difficulties encountered by different cities and municipalities. It explores successful solutions to development problems employed by different cities and municipalities in the Philippines and abroad.

10.2 Creating a �Resident-Friendly� Community in the City, Municipality and Barangay � This training course deals with the development of a blueprint for creating a people-friendly urban/rural community. It defines what are the physical, social and economic features, how these can be achieved, what strategies and development projects should be developed and implemented to create a people-friendly city, municipally or barangay. The basic idea is to develop a community that is full of energy and prosperity with intimate living spheres that support everyday living.

10.3 Planning & Development of Green Areas in the City and Municipality � This seminar seeks to identify areas within the boundaries of the city, municipality or barangay which can be developed in greenery and small water parks. It will showcase different designs for greenery and water spots appropriate for the environment found in the city, municipality or barangay.

10.4 Planning & Development of Livelihood Projects for Women in Urban Communities � This course is a planning exercise to identify and develop home-based enterprises or livelihood industries for women so that they may be able to increase the family income. The results of this training seminar are packages of enterprises with basic production, marketing, financial, and management and organizational schemes.

10.5 Planning & Development of Livelihood Projects for Out-of-School Youth in Urban Communities � This seminar is a planning exercise to identify and develop home-based enterprises or livelihood industries for out-of-school youth so that they will be able to augment the income of their families. The results of this training seminar are packages of enterprises with basic production, marketing, financial, and management and organizational schemes.

10.6 Identifying Urbanization Promotion Areas, Urbanization Control Areas and Development Zoning � This seminar offers a survey of different schemes or designs to determine the areas in a particular urban area where urbanization can be promoted and enhanced, controlled and limited. This can take the form of a barangay-based zoning plan, urban redevelopment plan and renewal program.

10.7 Planning for Urban Disaster Prevention � Many highly urbanized cities, municipalities and barangays are disaster-prone areas. This project will develop plans, schematic designs and projects for protecting people�s lives and property from disasters in particular urban areas most especially in densely populated areas. This seminar offers a framework for identifying areas which are disaster-prone. The seminar also defines disaster preventive bases for these communities, and develop promotional plan for a disaster resistant community (including disaster prevention measures and securing open spaces). The main topics of the course include the following, among others:
a. Identifying urban disaster-prone areas
b. Development of disaster preventive bases
c. Promotional plan for a disaster resistant community (disaster prevention measures)

10.8 Planning the Implementation of and Monitoring Compliance with Existing Building Control and Guidelines (Building Standards Law) � This seminar intends to provide the technical staff of a particular city, municipality or barangay with sufficient knowledge and basic skills in implementing and monitoring compliance with building controls and guidelines based on existing building standards law and other local ordinances.

10.9 Urban Landscape Development Planning from the Perspective of Natural, Cultural & Spatial Elements, and Daily Living � This training course emphasizes the following:
a. Restoration of nature � conserving and restoring the natural environment present in the urban areas of the city, municipality or barangay.
b. Transmitting history and culture � passing on to future generations the historical and cultural legacy inherited by the city, municipality or barangay from our forebears.
c. Coordinating well-balanced community landscape attractions in relation to the neighboring city, municipality or barangay and the regional area as a whole.

» URBAN RENEWAL AND REDEVELOPMENT COURSES

10.10 Development of City, Municipal and Barangay Subcenters � This training course seeks to develop subcenters within the city, municipality or barangay/s so that traditional city neighborhood that existed before World War II, where workplaces, shops and homes were within walking distance of each other can be restored.

10.11 Identification of Core Areas for Community Enhancement � This seminar deals with the idea of subcenter development within urban communities. The training course offers schemes for the development of core areas for small enterprises, commercial subcenters, and community living areas such as cultural, entertainment and/or recreational centers.

10.12 Improvement of Highly Built-Up Zones and Blighted Areas � This training course intends to control the growth of blighted areas and at the same time to improve densely populated or highly built-up areas into livable residential, commercial or mixed-used zones.

10.13 Urban Landscape Development Planning from the Perspective of Economic Growth and Advancement � This seminar seeks to keep the natural landscape existing in urban communities so that the natural environment can be rehabilitated or if possible, restored.

10.14 Development of Scenic Micro-Parks, Water & Greeneries, and Open Spaces � A course on the identification and development of areas within the city, municipality, barangay or cluster of barangays for the emplacement of scenic micro-parks, water & greenery areas and multi-purpose open spaces.

10.15 Market Distribution System within the City, Municipality and Barangay � This training course is an intensive study on designing community distribution centers integrating the services of street vendors, sari-sari stores and micro-markets in community neighborhood.

10.16 Urban Community Resource Recovery � This seminar offers advanced study and designs using international standards and good practices in solid waste management. The course provides new schemes on waste reduction and reuse as resources, setting up resource centers for recyclable materials, and setting up enterprises for reusing resources.

10.17 Preserving the Vernacular Tradition of Dwellings � A training course on the development of approaches in preserving the vernacular tradition of dwellings; preparation of guide to indigenous motifs and Filipino designs for reintroduction into contemporary buildings and residential houses; and preparation of urban settlement designs and habitat improvement programs.

10.18 Developing Urban Redevelopment and Reconfiguration Projects � This seminar is intended to familiarize city/municipal executives and development planners on the design of integrated, broad-based urban redevelopment-reconfiguration projects in the barangays and puroks (neighborhood communities); and implementation of the most strategic projects in community development and urban renewal, with slum upgrading and poverty reduction as start-up projects.


The Energaea� Institute

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TRAINING COURSES

Energy Training Courses

1. Creativity in Energy Research and Development � Explains the purpose and usefulness of perceptive thinking and the deliberate method of creative thinking in research and development in general. It describes the creative process in energy R&D and demonstrates the use of creative tools and techniques as applied to energy R&D.

2. Innovation in Rural Energy and Power � Deals with the innovation process involve in renewable energy and community power development in rural areas. It describes the creative strategies that enhance community development through energy innovations and indigenous power technologies. It demonstrates the importance of innovations in energy and power for local economic development.

3. Energy for Community Development � Presents the importance of energy for community development. It demonstrates strategic projects for community development and the use of creative tools and techniques in energy development for socio-economic upliftment of rural communities.


Creative Institute for Arts & Literature

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TRAINING COURSES

Arts Training Courses

1. Creativity in Arts and Design � Explains the purpose and usefulness of perceptive thinking and the deliberate method of creative thinking in arts and design in general. It describes the creative process in arts and design and demonstrates the use of creative tools and techniques as applied to in arts and design.

2. Arts and Design Training Course � Deals with the basic principles of creativity in arts and design in general and the creation of beautiful or thought provoking works in painting, sculpture, drawings and illustrations. It demonstrates the skill and technique involved in producing visual representations.

Literature & Journalism Training Courses

1. Creativity in Literary Arts � Substantiates the purpose and usefulness of perceptive thinking and the deliberate method of creative thinking in literature in general. It describes the creative process in the written works such as fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism that are recognized as having important creative-artistic values. Demonstrates the use of creative tools and techniques in written works.

2. Creative Writing Course� Illustrates innovative principles in creative writing such as fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. This course brings the concept of perceptive thinking and introduces the tools and techniques of creative thinking into the field of creative writing. It presents powerful insights and practical ideas for successful creative writing. It provides tips on writing, gaining readers, getting published and overcoming writer�s block that ignites creative writing ideas with great gifts for writers

3. Journalism Course � This course deals with journalistic writing for newspapers and magazines. It develops skills in creative thinking and the use of thinking tools and techniques in journalism. The course provides inspiring creativity that stimulates creative insights and practical ideas for journalistic writing.


Likhaan Lectures

Aside from the regular and specialized training courses, the different organic institutes of Likhaan also offer two-hour or three-hour lectures on creativity and invention. These lectures include the following:

1. Understanding the Nature of Creativity and the Structure of Thinking � a half-day free lecture with short, stimulating workshops designed for schools, colleges and universities, corporations and business organizations, non-government organizations, cooperatives and community associations, civic associations and religious organizations. It presents the basic elements of creativity and the structure of thinking process. It introduces perceptive thinking tools and creative thinking techniques and procedures.

2. Creative Problem-Solving and Decision-Making � a one-day lecture-workshop on the application of creativity in problem-solving and decision-making designed for groups, organizations or association. It deals with the five-step creative problem-solving process and a four-point decision-making procedure.

3. Organizational and Corporate Creativity � a one-day lecture-workshop on the application of creativity and creative thinking designed for corporations and business organizations. It describes the major elements of creativity and the components of the thinking process, and their application in corporate setting and organizational environment. It also introduces creativity in business management, creative problem-solving and decision-making procedures.

4. Creativity in Development Work � a one-day lecture-workshop on the application of creativity in development work in communities designed for non-government organizations, cooperatives and community associations. It deals with the nature of creativity and structure of thinking. It demonstrates perceptive thinking tools and creative thinking techniques and procedures. It describes the five-step creative problem-solving process and a four-point decision-making procedure as applied to development management work.

5. Creativity in Business and Industrial Innovation � a one-day lecture-workshop on creativity in business and the application of creativity in research and development work in industrial setting or business environment designed for small and medium enterprises. It describes the basic elements of creativity and the thinking process. It demonstrates perceptive thinking tools and creative thinking techniques and procedures as applied to business �inventrepreneurship� and the development of business/industrial innovations.

6. Creativity in Education and Teaching � a one-day lecture-workshop on creativity in education and innovations in teaching designed for educators/teachers. It deals with the nature of creativity and the structure of thinking process. It presents perceptive thinking tools and creative thinking techniques and procedures in education and teaching practices. It demonstrates the five-step creative problem-solving process and a four-point decision-making procedure as applied to educational management and the conduct of actual teaching and classroom work.

7. Creativity in Learning � a half-day lecture-workshop on creativity in schoolwork and learning designed for high school and college students. It deals with creative tools and techniques in class study and enlightened learning. It describes the methods for acquiring new knowledge that contribute to useful, purposeful and continuing learning.

8. Continuing Self-Education for Life-Long Learning � a half-day lecture with stimulating workshop designed for everyone. This lecture-workshop offers an innovative approach to self-education towards a life-long learning experience. It looks at the challenge of acquiring new knowledge and recommends how to connect creative acts that will really contribute to useful/purposeful and continuing learning. Topics include: What is self-education for life-long learning; how to acquire relevant new knowledge by sieving the mess of information; tools and techniques for innovative self-education; and purposeful life-long learning for personal/professional development.

9. Preparing the Logical Framework (LogFrame) for programs and projects � a half-day lecture with practical workshop designed for everyone engaged in project development, implementation and management. The lecture-workshop offers basic procedures in formulating the rudimentary project concept, particularly following:Define the goal which is the overall achievement or benefits expected from the project by its target groups or beneficiaries;

If you are interested in our educational program and training courses please send an email to likhaangroup@likhaan.com