The Land Management, Agroforestry and Upland Farming Technology Research Center(LAUFTeRC) held its first-ever Year End Assessment and Forward Planning Workshop last December 9-13, 2015. Simultaneously, it also held a Human Resource Intervention for Rank-and-file Personnel from December 9-12.

The Forward Planning Workshop was first undertaken on December 10, with the following agenda: refinement of Project/Program Operational Plans (POP) for the coming year; presentation of the Work and Financial Plans of each Research Station; the designation of study leaders and co-workers; DPCR workshop for the periods July-December 2015 and January-June 2016; drafting of initial IPCRs for the periods July-December 2015 and January-June 2016, and refinement of the LAUFTeRC organizational structure.

On December 12, the presentations of 2015 accomplishments for Research, Development and Extension (RDE), Technology Transfer and the National Greening Program (NGP) were conducted, with ERDB Director Henry Adornado, Dr. Carmelita Villamor and Mr. Juan Ebora in attendance. For 2015, one of five RDE projectshas been completed, with the other fourstill ongoing. NGP seedling production, on the other hand, exceeded the target by 65%. Finally, the LAUFTeRC Financial Report for 2015 was also presented.

Meanwhile, LAUFTeRC rank-and-file personnel attended the Human Resource Intervention program held on December 10. Two lecture sessions were held, the first being on the subjects of Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) and Republic Act 9485 (Anti-Red Tape Act), presented by Atty. Ma. Riza Lea B. Gigantone of the Civil Service Commission (CSC)-Region 5. The second session was a Learning Styles Inventory with Group Dynamics, conducted by Ms. Giselle M. Rocha of Aquinas University of Legazpi. The intervention program was designed to strengthen LAUFTeRC personnel’s commitment to public service and to survey their individual learning styles and personalities as reference for future assignments and promotion. Emerson B. Ranara, LAUFTeRC - R5