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SPS and Nipa Brew host Commservation Workshop

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Save Philippine Seas is hosting its first open Commservation Workshop for the year in partnership with Nipa Brew, Filipino handcrafted beverages brewed for adventure. SPS and Nipa have been partners since 2015 for various events.

The Commservation Workshop will have two sessions: Developing Your Project Pitch and Public Speaking.

Developing Your Project Pitch: Learn how to turn your idea/s into a project pitch and present it to a panel, your bosses, peers, or potential investors/funders. In this workshop, we'll answer what elements are in a strong project pitch, and what makes a project pitch memorable. For this session, Raffy Magno, public servant and social entrepreneur, will serve as the resource speaker.

Public Speaking: This workshop, led by Anna Oposa, aims to build speaking and presenting skills, and offer tips and tricks on communicating your message effectively in front of a crowd, whether it's a in a board room with 10 people or an audience of 1,000 people. Anna brings years of experience as a musical theatre performer, public speaker, and project manager into the workshop.

The Commservation Workshop will be held in the Nipa Brewhouse & Taproom, Solace Hotel, Makati from 2:00-6:00PM. The Commservation Workshop fee is P1,000, inclusive of a flight of beer (four 120mL servings of different craft beers, served at the end of the workshop). The workshop is open to all ages and backgrounds, but alcohol will only be served to participants 18 years old and above.

Register and pay for the registration fee by Wednesday, January 30, here. Details for the deposit will be shown after your registration confirmation. After your payment, please send a screenshot or photo of your proof of payment to secure your slot.

About the speakers

Anna Oposa: Anna is the co-founder and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas. She graduated with a degree in BS English Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2011, and obtained her MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London in 2015. Before focusing on environmental conservation full-time in 2016, she worked as a musical theatre performer; theatre teacher for kids, teens, and adults; writer for magazines and websites for lifestyle features and political commentaries; and copywriter for various corporations. Anna is passionate about shark conservation, youth empowerment, refusing single-use plastics, groomed eyebrows, and squalene-free red lipsticks.

Raffy Magno: Raffy is the Division Chief of the Area and Constituency Concerns Division of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines (OVP). He leads the development of collective action platforms where partners could collaborate for projects and programs that could address different social pains of the country. He also serves as the Deputy Head of Angat Buhay, the flagship anti-poverty program of the OVP. Prior to his post in the OVP, Raffy served as an Executive Assistant in the Department of Education under the Office of the Undersecretary for Governance and Operations and a Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Budget and Management.

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