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GAD Holds Effective Writing Workshop

Writing is fun!

More than 50 participants composed of department and division managers, officers-in-charge, and regional office managers attended the two-day Effective Writing Workshop: Writing for Posterity conducted by the National Housing Authority-Gender and Development (NHA-GAD) last February 23-24, 2015 at the NHA Operations Center.

The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Maria Mercedes F. Robles, Managing Director; Corporate Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and Associate Professor Rachel E. Khan of the College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Topics discussed included Effective Business Writing, Different Styles of Writing, and How to Write Objectives. Participants also underwent critiquing of their sample articles which were submitted a week before the conduct of the seminar and objectives which were written during the first day of the workshop.

“We organized this Effective Writing Workshop so that you will have more knowledge on how to write manuals and reports about the GAD-attributable aspects of the different programs undertaken by the Authority that will comply with the standards set by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW),” said Ms. Ivanswenda V. Marquez, Manager; CRIOD and GAD Focal Point Chairperson.

Aside from PCW-compliant manuals, the participants will also submit articles that will be included in the fourth book targeted to be published by GAD next year.

More seminars focused on technical writing are likewise being proposed for other interested participants and to serve as follow-up learnings to those who previously attended.