Step Up Managing consultant facilitates GWP-Bohol training

Michael Canares, managing consultant of Step Up Consulting Services, facilitated the learning session on monitoring and evaluation for GREAT Women Project sites in the province of Bohol last 26-27 May 2011 at Alona Kew Beach Resort in Panglao.

The training was attended by 34 participants coming from the provincial government of Bohol and the municipalities of Jagna, Balilihan, and Buenavista.  The activity aimed at capacitating the local government units in setting up a monitoring and evaluation system for their respective LGUs.  Ms. Liza Quirog, provincial Board Member Freda Tirol graced the affair.

The activity was sponsored by the Philippine Commission on Women and the Provincial Government of Bohol with funding support from the Canadian International Development Agency.

Step Up conducts workshop for PTO-Bohol

Step Up Consulting Services facilitated a three-day workshop for the Provincial Treasurer’s Office of Bohol. The workshop was a review of revenue collection practices of the province of Bohol to aid the PTO in crafting a strategic action plan to achieve collection targets in 2012.

Michael Canares, manager of Step Up facilitated the workshop held last 18-20 May 2011 at La Roca Hotel, Tagbilaran City. Around 30 employees from the PTO attended the activity. Jean Celeste Paredes, research associate of Step Up was the documenter for the activity.  The workshop was supported by the Provincial Roads Management Facility of the Australian Agency for International Development.

Step Up Conducts RBM Training for PCW

Step Up Consulting services was contracted by the Philippine Commission on Women to conduct a training workshop on results-based management for approximately 30 participants. The training was held at Rembrandt Hotel in Quezon City, Manila and was attended by no less than PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa.

Step Up Managing Director was the facilitator for the three-day training conducted on 12-14 May 2011. The participants very much appreciated the training approach which consisted of theoretical discussions interspersed with applications on case studies which Mr. Canares has written.

Step Up Managing Consultant in Gen San and Iloilo

Step Up Managing Consultant Michael Canares attends two evaluation presentations for World Vision assisted projects in the country.  He went to General Santos in April 29 to attend the evaluation results presentation of ADP Saranggani at Casa Luisa as part of his task as coordinator of the national evaluation team.

On May 6, 2010, he also attended the evaluation results presentation of ADP Iloilo held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.  Mr. Canares spearheads the evaluation report preparation of eight area development programs across the country,  four of which are scheduled to be completed end of May, this year.