Monday, October 20, 2008

Advanced Communication Skills Training

Facilitators:    Joys Eggins & Patrick Matbob

Dates:             November 10 - 14, 2008


Who is it for?

This training is designed for people working in community development, those seeking to undertake development work, those in private or public sector work that have limited experience in communication activities, working with the media, or publicity. Participants will develop basic skills and understanding that will prove useful in a range of roles, including communications officers, community development workers, community education officers, human resource managers, salespeople.


Prerequisite: Participants must be fluent in speaking and writing English and be computer literate.


Course description:

The practical orientation of the training uses participants’ own experiences and situations to assist them to develop skills in writing effectively, promoting an organisation, writing a funding proposal, and writing a media release. To further strengthen their practical skills, participants will complete a communication project for their organisation or an organisation of their choice.


Topics to be covered include:

·        Writing a media release

·        Layout and design

·        Writing a project proposal

·        Promoting your organization

·        Report Writing



Upon completion of this training you will be able to;

  1. Write effectively
  2. Promote your organisation
  3. Assist with writing a project proposal
  4. Write a report
  5. Develop communications suitable for a community awareness campaign
  6. Write a media release


Facilitator’s Profile:

Prior to coming to Divine Word University, Patrick Matbob worked as a journalist with the Word Publishing Company (Wantok & Times of PNG newspapers) and the Post-Courier. He has experience in a wide area of news reporting and editing through which he honed his news writing and reporting skills. Seeking to share his experience as a journalist with others, Mr. Matbob came to Divine Word University in 2000. He has facilitated a course in basic news writing for CIS media officers. He obtained his Masters Degree in Journalism Studies in England and has a broader, global understanding of media and how it can be done most effectively both in the PNG and the global context.


Joys Eggins has practical media experience, having worked for the Religious Television Association. She also has a Bachelor of Communication Arts from Divine Word University. Early this year Joys facilitated a Project Management and Proposal Writing workshop for the World Bank Tingim Yut Kompetisen project. She has twice facilitated the Advance Communication Skills training in 2007.


Training Fees:            K870

Training fees include course materials, lunch, tea and access to computer laboratories. All course fees are inclusive of GST. Limited accommodation is available on the Divine Word University (DWU) campus. Should a participant require accommodation and other meals (breakfast and dinner), these services would be in addition to the course fee.



Divine Word University


Papua New Guinea


Dates: November 10 – 14, 2008



Contact Diwai Pacific Limited for more information:


Catherine Jude

Diwai Pacific Ltd.


Madang Province

Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 854 1807

Fax: (675) 852 3138

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