professionalism1January 8 to 10 Workshop on “Professionalism and Personal Development” for Graduating Artists

January 11 to 13 Workshop on “Personal Development and Leadership” for Generation 1, 2, 3 and members of staff in Phare Ponleu Selpak.

professionalism4We are very pleased to announce the graduation of the artists from Generation 4 from the Circus School and from both the high school and arts school at Phare Ponleu Selpak artistic and social centre. PPS has been providing free artistic, formal education and social support to these young artists since they were young. For most of them this has been for the past 7 year. As part of their graduation process and, to help them best prepare themselves to excel in their careers, Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare Performing Social Enterprise joined hands in organizing two consecutive workshops on Professionalism, Personal Development and Leadership.

professionalism2“We are excited and stand ready to work with them to help them build their careers. Join us in developing and enriching human resources for the future of Cambodia.” said Dara HUOT, Co-Director of PPSE.

The next workshop is for Generation 1, 2 & 3 artists on “Personal Development and Leadership”

professionalism5Part of the workshop is on thinking and learning. They have participated in the arts of learning to:

1. Reflect about themselves and explore their inner resources and potential;
2. Understand that thinking has no limit. With the right thoughts and actions, even with limited physical resources, many things are achievable;
3. Understand that thought affects the qualities of their performance and life; and with the right thoughts, they can significantly contribute to personal and collective development;
4. Understand and be able to use positive thinking, creative thinking and critical thinking skills.
5. Pathways to achievement– People achieve differently with various degrees of efforts.
6. Dealing with negative thinking:  Stress and worries
7. Understand the importance of education and how it can contribute to personal and collective growth
8. Understand themselves better, and realize that they can learn anything they want to
9. Understand how to learn effectively, including how brain works and adopting the reading habit
10. Set learning goals to improve their learning after the course

professionalism3Overwhelmingly positive feedback has been received after the workshop. One artist wrote “Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn to understand myself better. I now am confident that I can be who I want to be and that learning doesn’t stop after our graduation. The trainer helped me to set goals and action plans, differentiate right thinking from the wrong ones. Now I want to know 50 or 100 more things than what I am taught. Learning and self-development is everywhere and with everyone around me. It is not only in the classroom.”

One very pleasant thing that moved us the most was one artist who does not read and write Khmer has decided to purchase a personal development book from the class to read at home. When asked, he answered “I can read a little bit, I’ll try to read this book!”

professionalism6Everyone in Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare Performing Social Enterprise welcome them to the world of adults, careers and responsibilities. We wish them great success in their chosen field of endeavours.

About the trainer:
LIM Vannak graduated from the University of Western Sydney-Hawkesbury, Australia in 1995. He majored in Applied Science in Agriculture and Rural Development. His study focused on human dimension of rural development work, specifically on pedagogy for teaching adults, systematic thinking, creative thinking, and effective inter-personal communication methods. He has extensively worked as an independent trainer and consultant for 12 years to provide consulting services, training courses, project evaluation, social research data analysis and translation/interpretation services to UN agencies, NGOs and governmental institutions and private sectors. Some of his major works involve:
In 2012, NGO Governance & Professional Practice in the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC);
Follow-up work on challenges NGOs face in complying with the Code of Ethical Principles and Minimum Standards for the NGOs in Cambodia;
From 2004 to 2012, conduct training courses on Personal Development, Community Leadership, Organizational Development, Training of Trainers, and Being Employed to staff and management team of NGOs, community leaders, university and school students, and government officers;
From 2005 to 2011,a trainer for GAP Supervisory Skills Training organized by the Mekong Private Sector Development Facility (MPDF) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labor Organization/ Better Factory Cambodia (ILO/BFC);
In 2008, a trainer for a UNDP project on Access to Justice’s Community Conversation implemented in Siem Reap, Ratanakiri, and Mondolkiri.

HUOT Dara
Co-Director
+ 855 (0) 15 662 314
[email protected]
pharecircus.org

Photos of Eclipse by JF MOUSSEAU