RDE Trainings & Seminars

Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry (DoPAC)

  • Teaching Chemistry the Easy Way (Chemical Arts Reequipping Initiative)
  • Training on the Conduct of Investigatory/Science Projects for High School Students and Elementary Pupils
  • Phytochemical Screening of Bioactive Compounds
  • Training on Water Analysis
  • Training on Chemical Waste Disposal
  • Training on soap Making
  • Training on Biodiesel Production

Department of Economics (DOE)

  • Research Data Management and Table Generation Techniques for Economics and other Social Sciences
  • Impact Assessment of Agricultural Technologies (Participants must be knowledgeable in basic economics and Excel program ) 
  • Valuation of Environmental Services (Participants must be knowledgeable in basic economics and Excel Program ) 
  • Techniques in Estimating the Economic Viability in Agricultural Technologies (Knowledge in basic economics is an advantage but not required)
  • Research Data Management and Table Generation Techniques for Economics and other  Social Sciences(Note: Participants must be knowledgeable in SPSS)
  • Valuation of Environmental Services (Participants must be knowledgeable in basic economics and Excel Program )
  • Techniques in Estimating the Economic Viability in Agricultural Technologies (Note: Knowledge in basic economics is an advantage but not required)

Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST)

  • Processing and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables (Lecture cum demonstration of various products from fruits and vegetables and understanding their importance and principles of preservation)
  • Small-scale processing of profitable products utilizing rootcrops as base material (Processing of highly saleable products using rootcrops such as Sweetpotato, cassava, taro, arrowroot, etc.)
  • Meat and Poultry Processing (Processing, packing and labeling of pork, duck, chevon, beef and chicken meat processing)
  • Enhancement of the quality and value of carabao’s milk into high-priced dairy products (Processing of fresh milk, ice cream with varying flavors, milk-o-jel, pastillas and ice cream bar)
  • Bakery Product Processing (Skill development in processing bakery products such as cookies, cakes and bread; and enhancement of its nutritional value)
  • Coconut Products Processing (Processing of different products utilizing coconut)
  • Processing of high-valued marine products (Enhancement of flavor, shelf-life, packing and labeling of processed marine products)
  • Processing of Fermented Products: wine, yoghurt, cheese, pickles (skills development in wine making; yoghurt, cheese production using carabao’s milk, pickling of fruits and vegetables)

Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies (ISRDS) 

  • Social Research Methods
    • Training Course on Quantitative Research Methods
    • Training Course on Qualitative Research Methods
  • Training Course on Program Cycle Management
    • Training Course on Social Program Planning
    • Training Course on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Training Course on GIS for Social Sciences
    • Introduction to GIS for Social development
    • GIS Applications for decision Support
  • Training Course on Basic Water Rights
  • Training on the Alternative Learning System and Equivalency (ALS A& E) System
  • Barangay Development Planning Through PRA
  • Training Course on Integrating Gender and Development Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring and evaluation
  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Training Course on Livelihood Systems Development
  • Training Course on Value Chain Development and Governance
  • Training on Integrating Conflict Transformation and Value Chain Development 

Philippine Rootcrops Research and Training Center (PhilRoots)

  • Cassava Production
  • Sweetpotato Production  
  • Gabi Production
  • Ubi Production
  • Cassava Production, Processing and Utilization
  • Cassava and Sweetpotato Production, Processing and Utilization
  • Ubi, Taro and other minor root crops Production, Processing and Utilization
  • Training on Rootcrop-Based Feed Formulation and Feedmill Operation and Management
  • Rootcrop-Based Soy Sauce Production
  • Fabrication of Rootcrop Chipping Machine
  • Farm Tractor Operation and Management
  • Soil and Plant Tissue Analyses
  • Rootcrop Tissue Culture

National Abaca Research Center (NARC) 

  • Training on Abaca Production , Disease Identification and Management, and Operation of the Abaca Power Stripper
  • Training on Handicraft Making
  • Training on Abaca and Banana Tissue Culture

Department of Agronomy and Soil Science (DASS)

  • Training on the Use of the Topographic maps for Municipal Planning
  • Basic Soil Science Refresher Course
  • Short Course on Aerial Photo-Interpretation
  • Short Course on Soil Survey and Classification

National Coconut Research  Center-Visayas

  • Coconut Production Management and Coconut-based Farming System
  • Production and Selection of good coconut planting materials
  • Making quality copra and coco shell charcoal
  • Fabrication and Use of Upland Power weeder
  • Utilization of coco shell charcoal for palay drying
  • Macapuno Embryo Culture
  • Controlled Coconut Pollination
  • Processing coconut/makapuno based food products e.g. makapuno strips, makapuno-mango jam, makapuno balls, makapuno spread, makapuno macaroons, and makapuno biscotti
  • Processing of Virgin Coconut Oil by fermentation
  • Production of Biological control agents (parasitoids) against Coconut Leaf Beetle (Brontispa longissima Gestro)

Department of Teacher Education

A. Preschool or Elementary Level

  • Beginning Reading and Writing (Creative ways to help beginners learn to read and write)
  • Music, Rhythm and Movement ( Creative ways to make learning fun)
  • Crafty Ideas for Children (Simple and Inexpen sive artworks/projects for all occasions)
  • The Art of Storytelling and Story Reading (Creative ways to share stories and fun ways to read stories)
  • Teaching Strategies: Focus on Brain-Based Learning and Multiple intelligences (Teaching based on students’ potentials)
  • Assessment: Making it Meaningful and Enjoyable (Authentic assessment that works)

B. Secondary Level

  • How to make/prepare Power Point Presentation
  • Trouble Shooting of Computers
  • Teaching Strategies: Focus on Brain based Learning and Multiple Intelligences 


A. BIDA Component

  • Trainers Training on Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) as SUCs Extension Program/Project/Tool and as a Development Strategy in Local Governance for Program Planning and Management of Program/Planning/Activities (PPAs)
  • Enhancing Capacity of Barangay Governance in Development Planning and Management Program/Project Activities (PPAs):The BIDANI Strategy 

B. BMIS Component

  • Training on Barangay Management Information System (BMIS) Data Gathering
  • Training on BMIS software
  • Training on the Use of Municipal Management Information System (MMIS)
  • Training on BMIS Data Updating
  • Training on the Integration of BMIS into GIS

C. PDNR Component

  • Participatory Domiciliary Nutrition Rehabilitation (PDNR)
  • Nutripak Making/Production

VSU-TVET Courses

  • Shielded Mental Arc Welding (SMAW NC II)
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM NC II)

Department of Community Development and Extension (DCDE)

  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Training on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Organizational Management




In its continuous search for truth, relevance, and excellence in science and technology in the Visayas, the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte has integrated extension as on of its major functions.

VSU, in collaboration with other institutions/agencies, envisions to improve the well-being of its target benegiciaries through sustained growth in agriculture and alied fields. this can be achieved through excellent and relevant extension programs. one of this is training.

Training is a built-in function of the research centers/institute and academic departments of the university. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Extension (OVPRE) monitors, coordinates, and sometimes initiates trainings when needed.


who do we train?




Extension workers

Government employees

Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

People's Organizations (POs)

Local Government Units (LGUs)



Other individuals


Our Training Methods

Our training courses are designed to better equip participants with technical knowledge and practical skills. We uphold a learning-by-doing principle. Our methods also include:

  • Coaching
  • Lectures/Interactive discussions to convey specific information, rules, procedures or methods. This method is useful, where information is to be shared among a large number of trainees.
  • simltation exercises
  • Experiential Exercises
  • Role-Playing
  • Games
  • In-Basket Exercises
  • Others


Training costs

On-Campus. Training fees shall be based on the expenses for the training materials, charges for use of facilities and equipment, professional fee for resource persons, and accomodations.

On-Site. for on-site training, the training cost will be shouldered by the requesting agency/party.

Application/Reservation. Application must be made at least three weeks before the scheduled training dates. Prospective applicants must complete and return an application form together wih a non-refundable commitment fee of P200.00.

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