23-27 Nov 2020
20-21/OLRP05 (Online Regional Program)
The participants of the program are composed of TVET administrators, managers, principals, and instructional staffs of CPSC member countries.


Organizational change is an important issue. It is actually a process in which an organization optimizes performance as it works toward its ideal state. Organizational change occurs as a reaction to an ever-changing environment, a response to a current crisis situation, or is triggered by a leader.

One of the areas where an organization needs to change is the Mission, Vision, & Strategy. Organizations should continually ask themselves, "What is our business and what should it be?" Answers to these questions can lead to changes in the organization's mission (the purpose of its business), its vision for the future (what the organization should look like), and its competitive strategy.

Strategic planning is a tool for organizing the present on the basis of the projection of the desired future. A strategic plan is a roadmap to lead an institution from where it is now to where it would like to be in the next five years. In strategic planning, directional guidelines are given by the institution’s stakeholders. These guidelines aid appraising the changing market conditions and spot opportunities or dangers. They examine the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, mission and organizational values. Then, they try to match the corporate opportunities with the organization’s strength and priority commitments.

It is necessary to have a strategic plan for each organization, as this will help chart its future. Strategic planning would ensure that an organization is in sound state and would be able to maintain their operations. It will have a 3 to 5-year projection at least and would very well know how to get there.

This program will therefore elaborate on strategic management as a process for setting both long-term and short-term strategic directions for the organization. The central thrust will be to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage since strategic management is the process of ‘strategic decision making’. It is expected that by learning the process of strategic planning and management, a systematic way of carrying the interrelated activities is undertaken to obtain desired goals and objectives of particular institutions.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the role and significance of a strategic plan in the development of a TVET institution.
  • Understand the role and significance of the strategic plan’s elements such as vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives and be able to formulate a draft of those elements.
  • Create a monitoring plan and a logical framework to better understand the strategic plan.

Expected Output and Outcome

The expected output of the program is:

  • A draft strategic planning

The expected outcome:

  • Trained TVET professionals with competencies to develop strategic plan for the TVET institutions

Main Contents

The delivery of the program design follows a spiral learning approach, begins with an overview of core concepts to be followed by progressively deeper application of the concepts and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning.

The main contents of the program are:

  • Special Lecture: Overview of Strategic Planning
  • Theme Paper 1: Conducting the SWOT Analysis/Environmental Scanning
  • Theme Paper 2: Formulating the Vision and Mission Statements
  • Theme Paper 3: Formulating the Goals and Objectives Statements
  • Theme Paper 4: Formulating the Specific Strategies and Activities under the Goals and Objectives
  • Theme Paper 5: Formulating the Monitoring and Logical Framework
  • Theme Paper 6: Digital M & E Tool for Strategic Planning

Project Works:

  • Project work 1: Conduct the SWOT Analysis/Environmental Scanning for your organization
  • Project work 2: Formulate the Vision and Mission Statements
  • Project work 3: Formulate the Goals and Objectives Statements
  • Project work 4: Formulating the Specific Strategies and Activities under the Goals and Objectives
  • Project work 5: Develop the Monitoring and Logical Framework
  • Project work 6: Develop Digitized M & E Tool for Strategic Planning

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

  • Project, assignments and exercises
  • Online Learning and offline learning
  • Use OnCOURSE learning management system
  • Demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Questions and answers
  • Brainteasers and puzzles

Facilities Required
  • Minimum 5Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/ Laptop Computer with Webcam, Microphone, Speakers or Earphones
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser

Program Management

Program Supervisor Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane ([email protected]) is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He has 30 years of experience in TVET starting as an instructor up to becoming the CEO of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal. He served as Project Manager in ADB projects and Program Coordinator in Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects. He was a key member in formulating the TVET Policy of Nepal in 2007 and 2012.

He is a dynamic leader, certified project assessor, strategic planner, experienced project manager, TVET Institution Quality Assessor, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager, attested by the awards received such as the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the Late King Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev and Global Educational Leadership Award by the World Education Congress; scholarship from Ryutaro Hashimoto Foundation, Japan; and Humphrey Fellowship from Fullbright Foundation, USA.

He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and meetings on TVET. He has authored and co-authored publications on TVET in various thematic areas - accessibility, greening, entrepreneurship, financing, equality, and image building. Dr. Lamichhane earned his PhD and MPhil in Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has a degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai ([email protected]) is currently working as a faculty specialist in CPSC. He has started his career with Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI)/CTEVT/MoEST, where 12 years was dedicated on research/study on improving technical education and vocational training in Nepal, demand-driven training courses development and implementation.

Under his leadership, 12,163 employment-seeking youths including excluded and vulnerable women of Nepal capacitated in vocational skill development training targeting to provide in-country and/or foreign employment. He has worked under the component of vocational skill development training for EVENT/WBG/MoE (600 trainees), EIG/USAID/Winrock (3000 trainees), SaMi/Helvetas/SDC (1600 trainees), LYDP/WVI (300 trainees), SajhedariBikas/ USAID/PACT (348 trainees), CTIP/World Education (15 all-women trainees), Advancing Women Economic Empowerment-AWEE (2,000 trainees) funded by Government of Finland, Future We Want-FWW (300 trainees) funded by Zonta International and Education Joint Programming-Education JP (4,000 trainees) funded by KOICA.

He has managed all phases; career counseling, trainees selection, vocational training, psycho-social counseling, business & entrepreneurship training, linking trainees with financial institutions for loan to start a enterprise, monitoring of on-going training, managing on-the-job training, linking with potential employers, job placement,establishing micro-enterprises, and income verification.

He has provided Training of Trainers (ToT) to 500 plus technical instructors and teachers in Nepal, Bhutan, Albania, Uganda, and India. He has developed courses like active learners’ methodology, training of trainers, the use of mini-tiller in commercial farming, as well as pesticide management and application. He has experience in capacity building in different areas; TVET, agriculture, trade & fiscal policy, food security, value-chain, pesticide management, and soft-skills training.

Resource Person Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput ([email protected]) is currently working as a Faculty Specialist in CPSC. He is a experienced and visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has developed a training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 in TVET sector as well as manual on Instructional Design for E-Learning Courses. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His experties inculde Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement and Project Management.

He was the Director (MIS) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and worked as a Focal Person for TVET Sector Support Programe, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan. He has been playing key roles in policy and institutional development with NAVTTC and training providers for making TEVT demand led. He has been interacting with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc. He has transformed existing supply-based system to demand-driven through Competency-Based Training (CBT) at STEVTA. He presented a paper on "Curriculum Delivery in line Industrial Reveloution 4.0" as keynote speaker in 3rd International Conference and 17th National Conference of PACUIT - Leading the 21st Century Generation Towards a Globalized Industrial Technology on 25 April 2019, Manila Philippines.

He served as a Technical Advisor, Human Resource Development for the GIZ TVET Sector Support Programe for five years. He was responsible for supporting the relevant training providers and enterprises in the selected sector to establish a coordination framework for planning and delivering training under the framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NVQF). He has been playing a key role in the implementation of training for principals, teachers, instructors, assessors and certification of Sindh Trade Testing Board (TTB).

Engr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communiation Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007) and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.

Resource Person Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria ([email protected]) is currently the Research, Publications and Information Division (RPID) Officer in CPSC and has been with the college since 2010.

As an RPID Officer, his major tasks include the implementation and development of TVET researches, publications and information management activities and initiatives of CPSC. He is also responsible in managing the news about CPSC's activities, organizational reports and other promotional materials. He has also shared his expertise as a resource person and trainer in topics such as conducting and managing social science and TVET researches, institutional strategic planning and project management techniques to TVET senior professionals, administrators and students.

Some of the notable research activities he handled include the “Challenges and Issues of TVET in the CPSC Member Countries”, published in 2010; CPSC Strategic Plan 2013-2018 and 2019-2023 published in 2013 and 2018, respectively; and “In-Country Reports of the International Symposium on TVET for Poverty Alleviation” published from 2013 to 2015, among others. He has also shared his knowledge on contemporary social issues and was invited to several speaking engagements organized by the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines – Visayas, Philippines in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Sociology degree in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Manila, Philippines.