Stuart Jay Raj – Facilitates Presentation and Facilitation Skills with Indian, Pakistani and Chinese Transport and Urban Planning Experts in Beijing

GTZ-SUTP, partner of the Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) project, successfully concluded its initial course of the “Train-the-Trainer” program which was an initiative of the the SUMA project in partnership with CAI-Asia and other organizations. The participants, “Future Trainers”, were preselected professionals on urban transport from India and China. The course was held for two weeks from the 5th to the 16th of November, 2007 at Hotel Xi Jiao in Beijing, China.

tot3.jpgDuring the first week, the future trainers had the opportunity to improve their presentation and communication skills. Mr. Stuart Jay Raj conducted the training course on presentation and communication skills, while Mr. Carlosfelipe Pardo and Prof. Paul Barter assisted the participants.

During the second week the participants were exposed to sustainable transport issues from both India and China under the guidance of Prof. Jason Chang and Mr. Carlos Felipe Pardo.tot1.jpg

In the second step of the program (a specialized course on a pre-selected topic, to be conducted next year) the participants will be trained on specialized issues of sustainable urban transport, being Transport Demand Management, Non Motorized Transport or Mass Transit. For more information on the SUMA project and/or the Train-the-Trainer program please email to sutp@sutp.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the SUMA section here.

Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.
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