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The GKI Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training and Certification Program is Grupo Kalinangan’s flagship program for providing opportunities to cultural workers around the Philippines for a meaningful and productive cultural heritage practice.

Applications for GKI Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training and Certification Program, Batch 10, is now open! Deadline for submitting your application is on January 10, 2020.

Be a cultural mapping facilitator!

The GKI Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training and Certification Program is Grupo Kalinangan’s flagship program for providing opportunities to cultural workers around the Philippines for a meaningful and productive cultural heritage practice.

Applications for Batch 10 is now open. Deadline for submitting your application is on January 10, 2020.

About the Program

The Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training Program is an annual 5-week intensive training and certification program designed to train participants in various fundamentals, techniques and methodologies in cultural heritage documentation and mapping specific to the Philippine context. Our expert trainers and lecturers come from different specializations in the cultural heritage field. Participants who pass this program automatically become volunteer members of Grupo Kalinangan and are entitled to membership benefits and privileges of the organization, which includes mentorship, discounts, opportunities for professional deployment and leadership.

About the Program

The Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training Program is an annual 5-week intensive training and certification program designed to train participants in various fundamentals, techniques and methodologies in cultural heritage documentation and mapping specific to the Philippine context. Our expert trainers and lecturers come from different specializations in the cultural heritage field. Participants who pass this program automatically become volunteer members of Grupo Kalinangan and are entitled to membership benefits and privileges of the organization, which includes mentorship, discounts, opportunities for professional deployment and leadership.

FAQs

Here are the most common questions we get asked by people interested in our training and certification program. If you have any other questions, or if you would like any additional information, please feel free to contact us.

What is the role of a cultural mapping facilitator?

A cultural mapping facilitator’s work is to assist the local government unit (LGU) to identify, document and map cultural heritage assets and properties within a particular city or municipality. They are tasked to help the LGU and communities establish their local cultural inventories and increase their capacity for protecting their cultural heritage assets and properties, which include immovable tangible cultural properties (built heritage), movable tangible cultural properties and intangible cultural heritage.

What are the qualifications to become a GKI cultural mapping facilitator?

We welcome all applicants who have previous experience in the areas of architecture, history, anthropology, humanities, sociology, Philippine studies and other allied arts. We also welcome those who have undergone training in cultural mapping previously from GKI or from any other institution. It is important to note that the work will involve extensive fieldwork, so applicants must be fit to do physical outdoor activities and be able to exercise cultural sensitivity and curiosity.

In addition, applicants must have a GPS-enabled Android or iOS smartphone for use during cultural mapping activities. They should also bring their own laptop and digital camera.

Where will the cultural mapping activities be held?

We have a current portfolio of government-led and volunteer-led cultural mapping projects across the Philippines. We conduct our cultural mapping activities across major domains of heritage such as immovable cultural properties (built heritage), movable cultural properties and intangible cultural heritage. Our roster of trained cultural mapping facilitators and heritage professionals lead several heritage projects around the Philippines.

In addition to cultural mapping, activities may also include LGU capacity building and training, digitization, special projects, workshops and events, fundraising activities, marketing and communications, project management, administration and other meaningful heritage conservation and promotion activities. Applicants who have completed our training program will have many opportunities for professional deployment to these several projects.

I am currently working/studying full-time. Can I still apply as a cultural mapping facilitator?

Yes, you are still encouraged to apply. However your opportunities for deployment to cultural mapping projects around the Philippines may be limited by your own schedules. It is important that you assess your availability to do cultural mapping work so that there’s no conflict of schedule.

Is this full-time work?

No…and yes.

When you get certified in this program, you become a member of Grupo Kalinangan where you can render volunteer work for GKI programs, projects and activities, on your available time. However when you get deployed to a cultural mapping project with a partner LGU, you shall be required to render full-time work for a number of months.

How long is the normal deployment schedule for a cultural mapping project?

It depends on the scope of the cultural mapping project, which normally lasts between one to three months.

What will certified cultural mapping facilitators receive?

Certified cultural mapping facilitators automatically become volunteer members of Grupo Kalinangan, which entitles them to membership privileges and benefits. When they are deployed to cultural mapping projects, they also receive compensation, plus lodging and meals which are usually provided by the partner LGU as counterpart support. Opportunities for personal and professional growth are made available for certified cultural mapping facilitators through GKI and its allied partners.

What are the modules included on the training? Is there a fee?

Qualified applicants are invited to undergo a 5-week training and certification from February 15 to March 14, 2020. There is a nominal fee of Php 5000 for the training, which will cover fees, meals, snacks, coffee, workshop kit, and other incidentals. You will be given instructions on how to pay for your fee once you receive the invitation to attend the training.

The 5-week training will focus on the following modules:

1.) Principles of heritage mapping
2.) Identifying built heritage
3.) Identifying intangible and movable heritage
4.) Mapping and documentation using the Philippine Heritage Map
5.) Heritage documentation techniques and governance
6.) Cultural mapping frameworks and toolkits
7.) On-site immersion to an identified heritage district

How do I join the program?

Joining the GKI Cultural Mapping Facilitators program is simple! Just fill out the application form completely and we shall evaluate your application at the soonest time possible. Link to application form may be found here: https://bit.ly/CulturalMappingBatch10

All information that you will share in this form will be made confidential and shall not be used for purposes stated on the application form without your consent, in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Results will be released on or before January 25, 2020

What is the content of the application form, and the process in which our application will be assessed?

The application for the program is highly competitive, and hence will require a diligent process of screening and evaluation by a designated committee. The application form is composed of eight parts. Total time to fill the application is about an hour.

After the deadline, the committee will conduct an initial screening and shall shortlist a number of applicants for a phone interview, which will be scheduled sometime in mid-January. Results of your application shall be announced on or before January 25, 2020.

I am based in Visayas/Mindanao/Northern Luzon area. Can I still apply for this program?

Yes! We encourage applicants from Visayas and Mindanao areas to apply for this program. Please note that you will need to arrange for your own travel, meals and lodging arrangements during the 5-week training period from February 15 to March 14 2020. various accommodations are available within and around the Makati Central Business District, where the training shall be held.

I participated in previous batches for this program (Batches 1-9) but did not pass the certification. Can I apply again?

Absolutely! You’re more than welcome to apply once more as a cultural mapping facilitator! We hope you get to pass the program this time to enjoy the benefits and privileges of being a GKI volunteer member, which opens various opportunities for your personal and professional growth.

I have other questions/inquiries not answered on the FAQs above. How do I inquire further?

Feel free to reach out to us if you have further questions!

info@grupokalinangan.org
Unit 25D, 2nd Flr., Zeta II Bldg.,
191 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Brgy. San Lorenzo,
Makati City 1229
(02) 79020988

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