Renelyn Lastimosa

  • Mandaluyong City Metro Manila

Experienced Program Coordinator and Development for Cultural Exchange High School and Adult Programs

Summary

Experienced Programs Coordinator for almost one year and a half; initiated the Development of Program Materials, Evaluation and Implementation on new approaches to better the services of the organization to local and international stakeholders and partners.Established Partnerships both local and international Agencies  that will support the implementation of the programs.Expert on Cultural Orientation and Trainings using the Intercultural Learning Theories and Models.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

18+ Hosting Programs Coordinator

AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines

Prepared and Evaluated the  three year plan for the program working together with the Program Manager .Conducted surveys and researches to help better the services of the program, as well as maintaining the positive customer and partner service evaluations. Designed different programs for Hosting 18+ Platform, ensuring at the same time a wider coverage of audience/market. Established partnership with different agencies that will support the implementation of the program. Responsible for the proper and quality selection of foreign participants who would like to come to Philippines in various programs like Volunteer Abroad, Internship, University and Language programs. Ensures that all participants are provided with necessary support for placement, language training, and visa extension and among others. Conducts orientations, workshops, language training and other necessary activities to support participants while on the program. Ensures that there is a support system and risk and crisis management plan for each participant. Attends support cases/problems of the participants promptly and efficiently Responsible for the continuous evaluation of all phases of the program.

May 2014 - Jan 2015

High School Programs Coordinator

High School Programs

Facilitated the Arrival of Foreign High School participants in the country. Conducted Arrival, Post Arrival, Midstay, and End of Stay Orientation to the foreign exchange students on Culture, Safety and Security and among others. Establish partnership with different schools that will support the implementation of the program Selection of High School participants prior to their participation in PHI(e.g. review profiles, host family matching, host school endorsements) Ensures that all participants are provided with necessary support for placement, language training, and visa extension and among others. Ensures that there is a support system and risk and crisis management plan for each participant. o Attends support cases/problems of the participants promptly and efficiently Responsible for the continuous evaluation of all phases of the program

Education

Education
2009 - 2014

BS DEVCOM

Xavier University Ateneo De Cagayan

BS Development Communication major in Education Communication

 Skills

Skills

Intercultural Learning

Conducted different Intercultural Orientations to Foreign students, local volunteers, Filipino Families, School Administrators and Community Project Directors using different Intercultural Models like Experiential Learning, DIVE, DMIS. Expert in preparing Learning Session Outlines for every Orientation with different kinds of stimulation activities. 

Excellent Communication Skills

Negotiated Program Fees, Program Contents to our Global Network in the Organization. Developed effective interpersonal skills through my experience in traveling in the Philippines and Abroad to present the different programs we offer. Partnered with different agencies in the Philippines both private and public units.  

Event Planning/Event Management

Conducted different big events served as main facilitator, coordinator and master of ceremony ( Fund raising, Study Tour, Assembly for the Alumni of the different programs, community projects) for the organization and outside grants. 

Focus Group and Market Research

Surveyed different market using SWOT Analysis, review the operating management of different competitors that offer the same services. Used the Market Overview Report and Compiled different Key Competitor Profiles for a thorough study to implement better and effective Marketing Strategies to our audience. 

Program Content Development

Improved the content and development of the 18+ Programs, initiated the expansion of the Volunteer Abroad Program. Developing the Internship trends in the Philippines and working on the Accreditation of our University Programs.   

Computer/Technical Literacy

Has knowledge on MS Applications, Basic Adobe Skills, Basic Video Editing Skills

Team Working and Leadership

Worked with different kinds of people from different backgrounds. Has excellent relationship with colleagues. Facilitated different projects. 

Seminars and Conferences

Certifications
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Business to Business Meeting B2B

SENTIO Partners Meeting, KL Malaysia

Presented different 18+ Platforms to Partners and Negotiated spots for 2016-2017 Cycle in all Programs. 

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Global Competence Certificate  for Trainers

SENTIO Programs, KL Malaysia

Attended the training for Global Competence Certificate as a trainer and how we can build the equity of the certificate to our Market. Contributed ideas to the group for the development of the Certificate

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015

Weltwearts Partner Conference for Asia Pacific Region

German Ministry of Economical Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bangalore, India

Partners Meeting for the Development of the Weltwearts Program, Annual Reporting and sharing of best practices. 

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