CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Public Management Development Program (PMDP), the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program, is now accepting nominations to the Senior Executives Class (Batch 4), which will open on June 22, 2015 and Middle Managers Class (Batch 10) which will open on September 5, 2015.
The PMDP is a purposive, program-based and integrated professional development program for public managers in the third level of the bureaucracy. The program is seen as a clear direction towards professionalizing the bureaucracy by producing a corps of development-oriented, competent, dedicated, and honest government executives.
It is a leadership initiative under the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 and is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of the National Economic Development Authority, Civil Service Commission, Career Executive Service Board, Department of Budget and Management, and Department of Finance.
Harnessing its institutional experience and its mandate to carry out human resource development programs designed to instill development perspectives and advance management capability in the leadership of the key sectors of the government and the economy, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) has been tasked to implement the PMDP.
Eminent persons – highly distinguished in the fields of leadership, development and public service – lead the roster of seasoned mentors who will facilitate learner-centric, highly-interactive, and practitioner-oriented training modules.
The Senior Executives Class will be conducted in two-week segments per month over a period of 4 months. It will include an intensive residential training, a sensing journey and a foreign study mission. At the end of the course, scholars will submit a capstone paper. Successful graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Development Management.
The Middle Managers Class, designed for “High Performing and High Potential” (HPHP) incumbents of SG 18 to 24 positions is delivered in 5 months with working breaks in between. It is comprised of two phases, the Residential Training Phase and Re-Entry Project implementation and also features a Sensing Journey. Scholars who complete all the academic requirements of the Program will be conferred a Masters in Development Management degree.
Accepted applicants will receive a full government scholarship. To download the admission guidelines and nomination forms, you may visit our website www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp.
For interested applicants please fill out the pre-registration form: http://www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp/pre_reg/
PNoy cites PMDP Re-entry Project as first in ASEAN and the Philippines’ contribution to regional development
During his speech at the 23rd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam held last October 9, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his optimism on the possibilities for cooperation and peaceful engagement presented by the imminent ASEAN integration in 2015. He highlighted the initiatives of the government in laying the foundation for promoting regional economic development and enhancing mutual cooperation by building partnerships “towards a more peaceful and more prosperous ASEAN.”
One of the important foundations laid down by the Philippines according to the President is the Philippine Tariff Finder. He proudly shared in his speech that, “In support of the Phnom Penh Agenda for ASEAN Community Building and to facilitate the free flow of goods in our region, the Philippines has developed the Philippine Tariff Finder. As the first of its kind in ASEAN, this free online facility allows users to do a quick search of Philippine tariff rates on specific products and also enables them to access the eight existing Philippine tariff schedules.”
The Philippine Tariff Finder allows the public to research tariff information easily and with a good degree of accuracy. It hopes to facilitate trade, reduce information search costs, increase the competitiveness of local firms and enhance consumer choice. It is a project developed by the Tariff Commission through Commissioner Marilou P. Mendoza, as a component of her Re-Entry Project, “Tulong ng Taripa kay Juan at Juana” submitted as a final requirement to the Public Management Development Program (PMDP).
Commissioner Mendoza is a member of the pilot class of the Senior Executives Class (SEC-Molave) of the PMDP, the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program. The PMDP is an intensive leadership program that provides comprehensive and multi-modal learning opportunities for public managers, implemented by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
The Re-Entry Project is an integrating activity of the PMDP, where scholars are given the opportunity to come up with innovative, visible, and collaborative projects that address development needs of a sector/agency.
Commissioner Mendoza’s “Tulong ng Taripa kay Juan at Juana” garnered the highest rating and was cited as the “Best Re-Entry Project” of her batch.