Welcome to YPLGov: Youth Participation in Local Governance!
This module is the first of six courses under the Youth in Local Governance Program of the Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC). It is a prerequisite for the SK Continuing Training (SKCT) mandated by the SK Reform Act.
Participants are expected to commit a total of six (6) hours of their time to complete this module. It is available for completion on any day from May 5-18, 2023. It is designed to include 75% asynchronous self-directed online sessions hosted by CLRG's website from May 5-17, and 25% synchronous session on May 18 via Zoom. Upon completion, participants will earn six (6) training hours.
LENGTH AND CREDIT: 6 hours
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 300
WHEN: Self-directed, open from May 5 to 15, 2023 (Batch 2)
WHERE: CLRG website, Zoom
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
This course aims to enhance participants' understanding and appreciation of the importance of youth engagement and participation in local governance. Upon completion, participants can expect to gain the following key benefits:
METHODOLOGY AND PLATFORM
This course will be delivered through a hybrid approach, comprising 75% asynchronous and 25% synchronous components.
The self-directed asynchronous portion can be completed at the participant's own pace, anytime and anywhere, as long as they have access to the required technology. It will involve watching video lectures, completing assignments, and participating in an online forum where participants can share insights, ideas, and opinions on assigned topics. This portion will be accessible via the CLRG website platform, and participants are expected to plan and allocate their time accordingly.
The synchronous component, which will be conducted via Zoom, will consist of a webiscussion where participants can ask questions, present their completed assignments, and share their group outputs from the online forum. This synchronous session will comprise 25% of the course and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in live discussions and exchanges with their peers and the course facilitators.
TARGET PARTICIPANTS, INVESTMENT, AND REGISTRATION
Sangguniang Kabataan officials and Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) may register for the training on a first-come, first-served basis through the course homepage at https://localgov.up.edu.ph/11yplgov-home-public.html.
Please note that the training team can only accommodate a maximum of 300 participants.
Registration for the course is FREE. Registered participants will have access to the course platform and PowerPoint materials (to be provided after the course). A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.
Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email from the CLRG training team's email address, email@example.com. We encourage participants to check their email regularly, including spam or junk folders, to ensure they receive all course-related communications.
Participants are required to complete the entire course within a two-week timeframe, from May 5-18, 2023. Depending on their pace, participants may be able to complete the asynchronous requirements in a day or two, or up to a week. They will then attend the synchronous webiscussion (via Zoom) scheduled on the last day of the two-week period.
The course platform will remain accessible to participants for one month after the program's completion, allowing them to revisit course materials.
However, only participants who complete all requirements within the two-week timeframe will receive a certificate of completion.
The course is equivalent to six (6) hours of training budgeted as follows:
TOTAL = 6 HOURS
A Certificate of Completion with six (6) hour training hours will be given to participants who finished the lectures, submitted their assignments, and participated in the online forum and webiscussion.