(L-R) CHED-OPPRI Director Jean Tayag,; CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan, DAP President Antonio D. Kalaw, Jr. and DAP GSPDM Dean Gloria Jumamil-Mercado
CHED Chair Patricia B. Licuanan and DAP President Antonio D. Kalaw, Jr. discussing some points in the Executive Development Program for SUCs.
On 28 December 2011, the Academy signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to jointly implement the Executive Development Program (EDP) for State Universities and Colleges (SUCS). The MOA signing held at CHED highlights DAP’s continuing partnership with the Commission in its ongoing crusade of improving the quality of higher education in the country.
Particularly through the Executive Development Program, DAP and CHED aim to equip and mold SUC executives from all over the country with core competencies of leadership and strategic management, emphasizing their roles in advocating performance excellence, strategic innovation, development entrepreneurship and global competitiveness by their respective institutions.
Under the MOA, DAP and CHED will conduct intensive executive courses and other trainings which tackle key topics in higher education management, including, among others: strategic planning and management, executive and institutional leadership, economics of school management, best practices in higher education, and development entrepreneurship and innovation.
Also, a significant part of the EDP is the conduct of strategic studies and learning discussions in critical issues and current challenges in Philippine higher education, such as developing “regional university systems”, creating local research clusters, poverty reduction/effective community development, and designing a career system for SUC officials.
The Executive Development Program is slated to begin on January 2012.