Shayamal Kumar Saha, Ph.D.
Development Trainer and Consultant
Appreciative Consulting Services (ACS) International
Lot 16, Block 6, Queen Street
Regency Executive Town Homes,
Dasmariñas, Cavite 4114, Philippines
Phone: 0063-46-4142725 (Home)
Mobile: + 63 -9275026818
Shayamal Kumar Saha has extensive experiences in facilitating participatory development processes and NGO management. More than two decades Shayamal has served with national and international development organizations covering countries in Asia. He has pioneered a number of practical tools of facilitating development and social change related to Self-Help and Community Management Promotion in Development and Social Change; authored and co authored number of training and facilitating manuals for change workers. In his approach to training and consultancy, Shayamal continuously strives to avoid formation of a subject-object relationship and notion of expatiate but acting as co-learner with development workers and organizations.Shayamal holds a Ph.D. on Social Science from Tilburg University , Netherlands; a Masters of Intercultural and International Management from the School for International Training, USA ; and a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management from Rajshahi University of Bangladesh. Further, he has a Diploma on Environmental Education from Nehru Foundation, India and a Postgraduate Diploma on NGO Leadership and Management.
Shayamal completed the Taos doctoral program in 2009; successfully defended his dissertation entitled: Promotion of Self-Help in Development & Social Change: Constructing non Subject-Object Processes”. His Ph.D. dissertation opens up an exciting possibilities of cooperative movement of self-help promotion and relational constructionist discourse in development and social change. He has developed practical tools of facilitating ‘Appreciative Interaction Processes’ as both unit of analysis and locus of development and social change. Over the next few years, he wish to work more and more with change workers and organizations to spread the application of Appreciative Inquiry with relational constructionist ways of doing that establishes a relational movements of concepts, practices and creation of practical utilities in the life of local communities.
Besides working as Independent Development Trainer & Consultant, presently Shayamal holds the office of Appreciative Consulting Services Inc. as the president, (http://www.apcononline.com); affiliated with School for International Training-USA as an Adjunct Faculty.While studying in the same university, Shayamal and Sawpna began to construct relationship with each other and in 1987 marriage. After few year Shayamal + Sawpna got a son (Prativ) ; now grown-up; living with parent in Philippines and studying Medical Technology. While having lived in Philippines for over seven years, Shayamal stays true with his roots in a Bangladeshi village and remains actively connected with a NGO named Voluntary Organization for Rural Development (VORD), which he founded 20 years ago in his native village – Habashpur in Rajbari district of Bangladesh.