Welcome to YPLGov: Youth Participation in Local Governance!
This is the first of a series of courses under the Youth in Local Governance Program of the Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG). It is a prerequisite to other courses in the program.
CLRG recognizes the importance of youth participation in local governance through the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK). It also recognizes that youth participation is bigger than the SK itself because of the need to engage non-SK officials in SK activities and policy making processes.
In view of this recognition, CLRG commits itself as a partner of the National Youth Commission in capacitating the youth towards deepening youth engagement in local governance.
[Each student completes the lectures and the assignments]
[All students have already joined their Open Forum groups on Day 9. Discussions in the Open Forum until Day 11]
[Designated member of the group integrates the discussions/ comments from the online open forum and provide a summary of the main points]
[Designated presenter prepares for the group's presentation on Day 14]
[Webiscussion: presentation; discussion of questions; sharing of insights and experiences]
*this is just a recommended timeline. Students may finish earlier, and just wait for the Day 14 webiscussion.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE COURSE
Through this course, participants will develop a greater sense and appreciation of why youth engagement and participation in local governance is necessary. Specific key benefits from completing this course are:
METHODOLOGY AND PLATFORM
This course will be implemented using a hybrid approach. 75% of the time will be asynchronous, while 25% will be synchronous. The asynchronous portion of the course will be dedicated to watching video lectures, answering assignments and submitting the same, and participating in an online forum where participants exchange ideas, insights, and opinions on assigned themes. It will be taken using this CLRG website platform.
The synchronous part of the program, which will be via Zoom, is called a webiscussion and is dedicated to answering questions from the participants, sharing their outputs from their assignments, and sharing the group output from the online forum. The online forum will also be hosted in the CLRG website.
INVESTMENT AND REGISTRATION
The tuition for this course is PhP 1,200 inclusive of access to the course platform, PPT materials (to be given after the course), and a certificate of completion (for those who will successfully complete the course).
Only registered participants will be given access to the course platform. Registered participants mean payment has been made and a proof of payment (deposit slip) is presented to the course managers.
The participant is expected to finish the whole course within a two-week timeframe. Depending on your own pace, you may be able to finish the asynchronous requirements in a day or two, or a week. After that, you just need to attend the synchronous webiscussion (via Zoom) scheduled on the last day of the two weeks.
After two weeks, the course platform will remain open if you wish to view the materials again. It will be accessible for you for a month. But only participants who complied with ALL THE REQUIREMENTS within the two-week timeframe will receive a certificate of completion.
The course is equivalent to 6 hours of training budgeted as follows:
Asynchronous (total of 4.5 hours)
Lectures (2 hours)
Assignment 1 (45 minutes)
Assignment 2 (45 minutes)
Online Forum (1 hour)
Synchronous (total of 1.5 hours)
Webiscussion (1.5 hours)
TOTAL = 6 HOURS