The Air Force Directorate of Media organized a Four Day Workshop for
Compères on Mastering Ceremonies from 26 to 29 May 2018. The workshop
was conducted at the auditorium of the AF Museum at SLAF Base Ratmalana.
The course was facilitated by Mr. Zameen M Saleem and Mr.
Arfath M Saleem. Mr Zameen Saleem is a Mind Map practitioner and a
coach. He is a member of Toastmasters International, a not-for-profit
organization that has enabled people worldwide to become effective
communicators and leaders. He joined Toastmasters in 2004 as a charter
(founder) member of IESL Toastmasters Club. He was the third president
of the club.
Mr. Arfath Saleem is an HR professional, with over 5
years of experience in High-Impact Training and Development. In 2015,
Arfath became the youngest Asian to compete at the finals of the
Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. He
became one of the top 10 competitive speakers in the world.
Closing Ceremony of the workshop was help today (29 May 2018) at the AF
Museum. The Base Commander of SLAF Base Ratmalana, Air Commodore
Ravindra Liyanagamage graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The
Commanding Officer of the AF Museum, Air Commodore Nihal Jayasinghe and
the Director Media of the SLAF, Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne also
attended for the event. Certificates of completion were handed over to
the participants during the closing ceremony and the ceremony was
totally handled by the participants amply showcasing the skills that
they learnt during the four days.
This is the first occasion in
the history of the SLAF where Compères of the SLAF were formally trained
in the art of Mastering Ceremonies. 20 officers in the ranks of
Squadron Leader, Flight Lieutenant and Flying Officer participated.