Soft Skills for Techie – 2

Event Date: March 29, 2019
Timing: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
Event Address: CHEF’S TABLE RESTAURANT – Hamdan Street
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xVtPrqLAH4r
Dress Code: Casual / PIITA Tshirt for official members
Registration fee: 80 AED for non members and 60 AED for members.


This is for my family“. That is the first thought that cross many Filipino minds when they decide to become an OFW. Once they did, they were not prepared for the culture shock that they would experience once they landed from that 10-hour flight from Manila. In day-to-day interactions with foreigners they’ve never seen before, the OFW has struggled in their career and financial lives as they found it hard to interpret other cultures.

Hear from the HR experts as they give you advise on how to prepare an impressive CV, ace an interview , and once in the workplace understand and master the soft skills of cultural adaptability, reading from body language to communicating with confidence in the meeting room. With two round table discussions, interact directly with our advisers from
Society of Human Resource Professionals and Associates. (SHRPA)

Time Speaker Subject / Activity
2:00 – 2:30Dolhyt, Ella, Ar-JayRegistration
2:30 – 2:40Joseph Gantusa – Vice PresidentOpening remarks
2:40 – 3:00Chris, Adviser/co-founderPresentation of PIITA: Achievements, Membership, Bahay-Bahay Events
3:00 – 3:30Donna DimacaliOld or new in the UAE and still struggling in the workplace? Learn about
Adaptability at the workplace
3:30 – 3:40Networking / Short Break
3:40 – 4:10Daisy SayoGet answers to your questions related to the English proficiency tests, like TOEFL and PTE through our speaker’s IELTS Information Session:
4:10 – 5:10Jaymar Ismael
Jose Koska
Looking for a job or looking for new opportunities? Get expert advise from the HR Experts from SHRPA on
Effective CV Writing
Tips for a Successful Job Application & Interview
5:10 – 6:10 SHRPA teamRound table discussion with the SHRPA SMEs
Attendees will be divided in to FIVE groups, each to be led by one SHRPA SME.
Experience a “Recruitment Session” type of discussion.
Present your CVs for review, comments & feedback.
Ask questions from our HR SME’s to improve your visibility.
6:10 – 6:20SHRPA TEAMRound-table wrap up session:
Share significant discussions at each table discussion
6:20 – 6:30Vice President – Joseph
Auditor – Eduard
Founders & Advisers Chris, Arwin
Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation
6:30 – 6:35Vice President – JosephThank you and closing remarks
6:35 – Dinner
MASTERS OF CEREMONY: Ma. Lourdes Manabat & Gay Asa Quinzon



Renen Jose Navalta

I am Renen Jose Navalta, a Filipino Web Developer based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and currently working full time in an advertising agency. I have been working in this field for more than 15 years and has served quite a number of international projects and clients from personal, government to commercial. Apart from working on the web, I am also a 3D visualizer with focus on exhibition stands and I got a huge passion for photography as well.