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BALADI CAP – Workshops

CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS

Critical Management SkillsCritical Management Skills
November 28 2015 –
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP COP conducted a public training on “Critical Management Skills” at Padova Hotel on November 28, 2015. Thirteen attendees from nine CSO partners attended the training. The training walked trainees through soft yet critical skills needed to manage effective teams including leadership, communication and coordination, managing effective teams and time management. The training is the last of a series of 34 trainings provided to Cohort 1 of BALADI CAP CSO beneficiaries who will be graduating in January 2016, having finished their 24-month capacity building cycle. Cohort 1 CSOs have undergone 34 public and specialized trainings and more than 230 on the job trainings (OJTs). The public trainings, specialized trainings, on-the-job trainings, coaching and mentoring have contributed to significant improvement in institutional capacities of Lebanese CSOs, best exemplified through the achievement of full compliance to USAID rules and regulations by two beneficiary CSOs (Terre Liban and Mosan), and partial compliance by another two CSOs (Shouf Cedars Association and CDDG). It is expected that out of twelve Cohort 1 CSOs, six achieve full compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Twelve out of thirteen BALADI CAP Cohort 1 CSO beneficiaries have achieved or exceeded their targets as set in their action plans.
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Human Resources Management in Lebanese CSOsHR training
August 22 2015 –
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

A public standardized training on Human Resources Management in Lebanese CSOs was conducted at Padova Hotel Sin- El Fil on August 22, 2015. The training walked participants through different HR processes, specifically job analysis, job description, recruitment, selection (tests, interviews), promotion, career development and volunteer management. The training comes to complement the HR and Volunteer Management Policies and Procedures disseminated by BALADI CAP and customized and approved by BALADI CAP CSO partners.
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Institutionalizing M&E in Lebanese CSOsInstitutionalization of M&EAugust 8 2015 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP M&E Specialist conducted an M&E Training on “Institutionalizing M&E in Lebanese CSOs”. The training, conducted on August 8, and attended by 8 trainees from Aplha+ and Alpha CSOs, is intended to conclude the series of M&E trainings for Cohort 1 CSOs. The training wrapped up on all three previous M&E trainings and went through the process of creating M&E management systems within Alpha+ and Alpha CSOs. With the 4 trainings that BALADI CAP has provided, and with the dozens of OJTs that BALADI CAP M&E specialist has conducted, Alpha+ and Alpha CSOs now have a clear understanding of the full spectrum of M&E work within Lebanese CSOs. They also have clear result frameworks and logical frameworks to their activities tied to their strategic plans and action plans.
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Community Need Assessment
May 22-23 2015 –
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP conducted a specialized training on “Community Need Assessment” at Padova Hotel, Sin El-Fil on May 22 and 23, 2015. Attended by 13 participants, the training walked participants through need assessment exercises and methodologies ranging from surveys to focus groups to questionnaire design and rapid need assessment. Participants had the chance to role play some of these exercises. As a result of the training, participants know better about contracting specialized personnel to carry on need assessment exercises and how to produce TORs for such exercises.
This workshop was conducted by an STTA Expert, the content of the presentation is copyrighted.
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Advanced Project Management Training
February 13 – May 12  2015 – Caritas, Sin El Fil

In collaboration with Caritas and RMF, BALADI CAP has launched a series of six-session 35-hour training courses on Advanced Project Management.
The session went into the details of Project Procurement and Contracting mechanisms, and participants reflected on their USAID experiences and tried to map it along best PMP practices.
This workshop was conducted by an STTA Expert, the content of the presentation is copyrighted.
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Organization Structure TrainingOrg StructureApril 25  2015 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

A standardized Training Workshop on “Organization Structure, Authority Matrix and Communications within Organizations” at Padova Hotel on April 27, 2015. Attended by eleven trainees from seven CSOs, the training discussed components of organizational excellence, relationship between strategy and organization structure, types and variations of organization structures, RACI Authority Matrix and forms of communication within organizations.
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Planning M&E Process Training
March 27 & 28 2015 – 
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

A third M&E general training was conducted at PADOVA Hotel, on March 27-28, 2015. With more than 13 attendees, the trainer walked through the components of M&E Plan discussing Results Framework, Logical Framework, M&E Framework, Indicators, Verification, and Performance Implementation Reference Sheets. The two-day training included, beside the regular training, intense group work exercises that engaged all teams in the practical exercises of M&E plan.
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Communications and Social Media
March 6 & 7 2015 –
 
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.B-Cap Mass & Social Media Training

A “Communications and Social Media” Training was conducted at PADOVA Hotel, Sin EL-Fil to BALADI CAP CSO partners on March 6-7, 2015. Twenty-eight trainees from ten partner CSOs attended the training. The two-day participatory training covered topics related to best practices in social media, social media strategy in organizations, issues of security and privacy, strategic use of facebook, blogs and tweeter, using video, YouTube, Hashtag and Instagram, using photography to sending out messages, media relations and communicating with media reps, interviews and monitoring media coverage. The training aimed at bolstering the capacity of BALADI CAP partners in using social media to improve their ACCESS to and IMPACT on local communities. The training comes as part of USAID’s efforts to strengthen institutional capacities of Lebanese civil society organizations to enable them to address issues of socio-economic development within their respective regions.
This workshop was conducted by an STTA Expert, the content of the presentation is copyrighted.
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Action Planning Training
February 21 2015 – 
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

B-Cap Action Planning PhotoBALADI CAP’s organization development specialist, Rania Skaine, conducted a standardized training on “Action Planning for CSOs” at PADOVA Hotel in Sin El-Fil on February 21, 2015. The training was directed to BALADI CAP CSO partners who are engaged in Strategic Planning and Action Planning exercises for 2015-2016 through BALADI CAP assistance. The trainer recapped on Strategic Planning training that took place earlier in 2014 and elaborated on Action Planning as a continuation of Strategic Planning exercises. The concepts/topics of designing “General Goals”, “Specific Objectives”, “Results”, “Activities”, and “Inputs” were discussed along with Activity design, Time Lines for implementation, Budgetary Resources, and Human Resource planning. Trainees worked on designing their own action plans for their respective organizations. The training comes as part of USAID efforts to strengthen institutional capacities of Lebanese CSOs so they better plan for and implement local development programs within their local communities.
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Asset/Inventory Management Training
January 31 2015 –
 Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

B-Cap - Asset - Inventory Training pic

An Asset/Inventory training was conducted at Padova Hotel on January 31, 2015. Twenty four participants from eight CSOs attended the training. Training topics included Receipt and Issuance of Property, Asset Record, Disposal of Property, Maintenance Requirements, Reporting Requirements, Depreciation and Asset/Inventory Software. This training comes as part of BALADI CAP Financial Management trainings aiming at strengthening institutional capacity of BALADI CAP beneficiary CSOs. Strengthening financial management capabilities of CSOs contributes to improved institutional CSO capacity to plan for and implement socio-economic development schemes across Lebanese territories.
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Payroll Preparation
December 20
2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP conducted its forth public training on Finance, unpayroll training picder the title of “Payroll Preparation”. The training took place on December 20, and was attended by six CSOs. The trainees received detailed training on Registration at the Ministry of Finance, Taxable Amounts, Amounts Exempted from Tax, Income Tax Calculation, Annual Statement on Wages and Salaries, Employees Annual Statement of Earnings, Registration at the NSSF, Subscriptions Owed to the Benefit of NSSF, Taxable Earnings, Social Security Benefits, Periodic Statements to NSSF, Accounting Entries for NSSF and Provision of End of Service Indemnity.
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Proposal Writing Workshop
November 14-15 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BCAP Proposal Writing Workshop picBALADI CAP conducted a 2-day training on project proposal writing on November 14-15, 2014. The purpose of the standardized public training is to enhance general proposal writing skills of participants, to enable them to attract more funding, and hence provide for their long-term financial sustainability. 8 out of 12 Baladi CAP CSO beneficiaries attended the training, part of USAID institutional capacity building program to Lebanese civil society organizations. Given the difficult socio-political times Lebanon is going through, it is crucial to have a strong and organized civil society, capable of adequately tackling the issues at hand and ultimately improving their communities.
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Logical Framework Approach – M&E Part II
September 6 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BCAP M&E part II picBALADI CAP team conducted a public training on Logical Framework and Performance Indicators Reference Sheet PIRS to M&E specialists at B-CAP CSO partners.
The training aimed at providing participants with the skill of reading and well understanding of the logical framework. Training on how to construct a logical framework would come through OJTs. The training also focused on how to prepare a PIRS, and participants got the chance to experience the process. Future M&E OJTs would train organizations (hands on) on how to produce their own PIRSs as related to their Strategic Plans and Actions Plans.
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NICRA Training
B-CAP Nicra picSeptember 3 2014 
Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP conducted its NICRA training on September 3, 2014 at Padova Hotel in Sin El Fil. BALADI CAP Senior Project Manager at MSI DC Office, Mr. Matthew Witting provided the training. The training was attended by thirteen attendees from 7 B-CAP partner CSOs, including two BALADI Implementing partners CARITAS and RMF. B-CAP AOR and RMF AOR also attended the training. The training focused more on the bases for calculating indirect costs and cost allocation bases.
NICRA training will not be posted because of USAID proprietary information.
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Acquisition and Assistance ADS
B-Cap ADS picSeptember 1-2 2014 
– Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP convened its Acquisition and Assistance ADS training on September 1 and 2, 2014 at PADOVA Hotel. BALADI CAP Senior Project Manager at MSI DC Office, Mr. Matthew Witting provided the training. The training was attended by Eleven trainees for Six B-CAP CSO partners. The training focused on the differences between Acquisition and Assistance as per UASID ADSs especially ADS 303. Participants discussed allowable, allowable and reasonable costing.
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Quickbooks Training
Quickbooks picAugust 23 2014 
– BALADI CAP Office, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP convened its third public Financial Management training workshop for Cohort 1 pn Quickbooks Accounting Software on August 23, 2014. The training introduced the participants to the key functions and basic features that QuickBooks has, allowing trainees to learn more about data entry and financial reports generation. Post-training, CSO partners using the accounting software package will be able to consolidate their finances and generate accurate and up-to-date financial statements.
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Project Cycle Management
August 8-9 2014 
– Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP convened its Project Cycle Management PCM training on August 8 and 9, 2014 at PADOVA Hotel. Twenty-two participants from eleven CSOs attended the training. Discussions revolved around needs assessment, stakeholder identification, problem identification, goal design, project design, logical framework and M&E indicators.
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BALADI CAP Annual Retreat
B-Cap Annual Retreat picAugust 30 2014 
– Hotel Le Crillon, Broumana.

BALADI CAP conducted its first annual planning retreat with CSO partners of Cohort 1, at Le Crillon Hotel in Broumana,
Fifteen persons from ten CSO partners attended the event, in addition to B-CAP team, B-CAP AOR Ahmad Al-Ameen and BALADI-CARITAS AOR Elias Haddad. Attendees discussed Y1 BALADI CAP experience and highlighted its strong and week points. Learned lessons and way forward to Y2 were discussed in second morning session. In the afternoon sessions, discussions revolved around sustainability of BALADI CAP activities and potential for scaling up. Attendees discussed the institutional set up that could allow BALADI CAP a smooth exit and would later pave the way for future scaling up program.
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Practical Financial Management for CSOs – Part II
wkshop-28jun2014bJuly 12 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP held its second Financial Management workshop on July 12, 2014. 19 participants attended the workshop from Caritas, Terre Liban, Kousba al Ghad, Tatweer, CDDG, Shouf Cedar Reserve, Ehmej Association for Development, Bentael Nature Reserve, Kawkaba Social & Cultural Club and Mosan Day Care Center.
The training covered Financial Internal Controls, Delegation of Authority, Segregation of Duties, Cash Controls, Payroll Controls and Advances Control.
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Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation – Part I
wkshop-28jun2014aJune 28 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

BALADI CAP held its first M & E workshop, under the title “Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation: Basics and Principles – A Beginner’s Guide”, on June 28. Twenty-six participants representing 13 Civil Society Organisations attended the workshop.
The training completion rate stood at 92.31%, with females accounting for 58.33% of the participants that completed the training successfully.
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Fundraising for CSOs
wkshop-21jun2014June 21 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

The training on fundraising that took place on June 21, 2014 covered topics pertaining to institutional requirements for effective fundraising, fundraising techniques and modules in Lebanese NGOs, fundraising as a strategic objective and relations with donors. The training is to be followed by a Community of Practice on Fundraising that would host speakers from reputable Lebanese NGOs to explain their own experiences and provide tools and recommendations for participants.
Powerpoint Presentation – This workshop was conducted by an STTA Expert, the content of the presentation is copyrighted.
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Introduction to Strategic Planning
30may2014May 30-31 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil.

During the 2 days of training, 21 participants from 10 different CSOs engaged in exercises on determining their CSO mission statement, SWOT analysis, strategic priorities, strategic objectives and strategic plans. In addition to facilitation and training conducted by BALADI CAP organization development specialist, participants engaged in three activities designed to enhance their capacities to strategically plan in a participative setting.
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Practical Financial Management – Part I
April 25-26 2014 – Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil25apr2014.

Eighteen participants from eight CSO partners undertook this Financial Management training over two-days. Alice Azar, Finance Specialist, led the workshop from BALADI CAP. The aim of the training was to build the financial management capacity of the CSOs and improve their accounting practices.
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Highlights

Within the framework of "BALADI" program funded by the US Agency for International Development in Lebanon (USAID), "Statistics Lebanon" outsourced by Rene Moawad Foundation and Caritas Lebanon is conducting a survey to measure the improvement of public services in the selected municipalities for the first round of "BALADI" program through the perception of various number of community representatives from the targeted local communities.
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