Mr. Michael Canares, managing consultant of Step Up Consulting Services was invited as resource person by the Peace and Equity Foundation on its two-day phase down planning for provincial access centers last 5-6 August at Maxwell Hotel, Cebu City. Present in the planning were three PAC respresentatives in the Visayas, namely, the Bol-anon United Sectors Working for the Advancement of Community Concerns, the Nortehanon Access Center of Samar, and All R Up of Cebu. Mr. Canares talked about financial health, portfolio management, cash flow budgeting and business planning.
The Municipality of Badiangan, Iloilo recently held a seminar-workshop on the preparation of a Gender-responsive Comprehensive Development Plan at San Antonio Beach Resort, in Roxas City. The activity was done last July 28 to 30, 2010 with Step Up managing consultant Michael Canares as lead facilitator. The activity was attended by 18 participants from the municipality of Badiangan, 1 representative from NEDA REgion 6 and the assistant provincial planning and development coordinator of the province of Iloilo. Funding of the activity was provided by the Great Women Project and coordinated by the Local Area Coordinator Bing Lao.
Step Up recently concluded the organizational development assessment of a child-focused non-profit organization based in Davao City, Pag-ugmad sa Kabataan Foundation. The engagement culminated with the preparation of a participatory OD plan that the organization will pursue in one year starting August 2010.