The Program

Origins and Development

The Philippines envisions a government that exemplifies competence, integrity and commitment in public service. To achieve this, there must be public leaders who adhere to the same values.

It all started with the government’s common goal to build a force of public managers: knowledgeable and skillful administrators committed to development.

Anchored on hard realities, rather than academic purity, the original Career Executive Service Development Program (CESDP) was drawn up in 1974 to support the Career Executive Service. The Program wished for top caliber public officials to assume the roles of experts, change agents and leaders.

The CESDP: Where it all began

The now 41- year old Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) created the CESDP in fulfillment of its mandate from Presidential Decree No. 1 dated September 24, 1972 and Presidential Decree No. 336 dated November 14, 1973 which state that “the Academy shall (i) prepare a career executive service program appropriate and necessary for the organization and operation of the Career Executive Service and (ii) in consultation with the Career Executive Service Board, initiate and continue to implement the aforesaid program.”

Moreover, DAP’s Charter, Presidential Decree No. 205 dated June 7, 1973 mandates DAP to foster and support the development efforts of the country, by carrying out selective 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.

It is through these mandates that the DAP continuously ran the Program between 1974 and 1985 covering 1,061 CESOs and 82 Division Chiefs.

To re-energize the bureaucracy after the historical People Power Revolution in 1986, the DAP was tasked to run the CESDP once more with a different name, “Managing the Bureaucracy for Results”, with 146 CESOs graduates. The last two sessions of the same abbreviated program renamed CESDP covered 57 CESOs under the administration of President Fidel Ramos.

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The PMDP: Continuing the legacy

Moving forward, under his Social Contract with the Filipino People, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III committed to transform the bureaucracy from “demoralized but dedicated civil servants destined for failure due to inadequate operational support” to “professional, motivated and energized bureaucracies with adequate means to perform their public service missions.”

The Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016 supports the goals of the administration with a strategy to professionalize the bureaucracy with a purposive, program-based and integrated professional development plan for career executives and personnel.

The Public Management Development Program (PMDP), the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program (NGCESDP), was then implemented through Republic Act 10155 or the General Appropriations Act of 2012.
The PMDP is an intensive program that provides comprehensive and multi-modal learning opportunities for public managers. It aims to foster careerism in government and promote stability in the bureaucracy by producing a corps of public managers that embody competence, integrity and commitment. Specifically, it aims to help participants develop a keen appreciation of the vital role of public managers in the overall development process; foster kinship and mutual support among government leaders; deepen the bench of qualified and competent successors to the incumbent government executives; and develop competent government leaders who are committed to the welfare of the people and the development of the nation. Ultimately, the Program aspires to help enhance the image of the Philippine government as an institution imbued with professionalism, integrity and honesty.

Framework and Goals

The PMDP draws inspiration from, and in turn supports the vision, direction and values, as articulated in the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino people.

Being the original creator of CESDP, the Executive Department designated DAP as the implementing agency of the PMDP. DAP has the institutional experience of running this program and it has the requisite facilities to maximize the value of a residential program.

The PMDP is the Philippine government’s response to the need for a corps of ethical, committed and development-oriented officials in the bureaucracy who will drive performance in the agencies and push the agenda for change and sustained progress.

The goal of the PMDP is to foster careerism in government and promote stability in the bureaucracy by producing a corps of development-oriented, competent, dedicated and honest government senior executives and middle managers within the medium term.

The Program aims to (1) develop a keen appreciation of the vital role government executives play in the overall development process; (2) produce competent government leaders committed to the welfare of their constituents and the country’s progress; (3) foster a spirit of kinship, mutual support and harmony among government leaders working for the common goal of a good life for all; (4) deepen the bench of successors to the incumbent government office executives to ensure smooth transition in case of promotions or vacancies; and (5) enhance the image of the Philippine government as an institution imbued with professionalism, integrity, and honesty.

Furthermore, the Program aspires to be an intensive MBA for the public sector and produce graduates who are technically excellent, networked and imbued with a deep sense of mission to upgrade the life of every Juan and Juana.

The Steering Committee

The PMDP is under the leadership and guidance of the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program Inter-Agency Steering Committee composed of the head of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) as Chairperson and heads or designated alternates from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Career Executive Service Board (CESB) as members, in line with Item 17 of the Section on Subsidy of Government Corporations under the General Appropriations Act for 2012 or Republic Act No. 10155.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is the country’s independent economic development and planning agency. It is headed by the President as chairman of the NEDA board, with the Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning, concurrently NEDA Director-General, as vice-chairman. Several Cabinet members, the Central Bank Governor, ARMM and ULAP are likewise members of the NEDA Board.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is mandated to promote the sound, efficient and effective management and utilization of government resources as instrument in the achievement of national socioeconomic and political development goals. It leads the public expenditure management to ensure the equitable, prudent, transparent and accountable allocation and use of public funds to improve the quality of life of each and every Filipino.
The Department of Finance (DOF) is the government’s steward of sound fiscal policy. It formulates revenue policies that will ensure funding of critical government programs that promote public welfare and accelerate economic growth and stability. The Department leads the effective and efficient pursuit of the critical tasks under its wings – revenue generation, resource mobilization, debt management and financial market development – to provide a solid foundation for the Philippine economy.
new-csc-logo The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is the central personnel agency of the Philippine government. One of the three independent constitutional commissions with adjudicative responsibility in the national government structure; it is also tasked to render final arbitration on disputes and personnel actions on Civil Service matters.
The Career Executive Service Board (CESB) is the governing body of the CES. It is mandated to promulgate rules, standards and procedures on the selection, classification, compensation and career development of CES members.

Program Management

Behind the Program are dedicated, hardworking and highly-enthusiastic individuals coming from different backgrounds who work closely together for a common goal: to help the national government in shaping the bureaucracy into an institution imbued with competence, integrity and commitment.

Get to know more of them.

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Learning Support System

To ensure that scholars get the best kind of training, PMDP provides a Learning Support System composed of a Session Director, Session Manager and Module Teams who reliable, able and honest.

Session Director

The Session Director is the faculty member assigned to monitor and direct the learning process of a specific batch from opening until graduation. S/he acts as the PMDP’s official representative in the class during the entire residential phase of the Program and shares inputs and observations on anything that will concern or affect the scholars – faculty lineup, schedule, program management, and training management among others.

Moreover, the Session Director supervises the module teams deployed to support faculty members. Beyond the residential training the Session Director also supports the scholars in the planning and implementation of the Re-Entry Project.

Session Manager

The Session Manager works together with the Session Director and the Program Manager in managing the batch such as ensuring that module teams are employed on schedule, module requirements are provided on time, and learning objectives are met.
Together with the Session Director, s/he handles any matter that comes to their attention in relation to the batch.

Session Coordinator

The Session Coordinator assists the class and the Session Manager in administrative and technical matters relevant to the Program.

Module Teams

A Module team consists of a Module Coordinator and a Module Assistant. The team is primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of the assigned module by providing assistance to the faculty member and making certain that all materials needed are provided and made accessible to the scholars on time.
The scholars may approach the module team members or the Session Manager for concerns specific to a module.

Learning Teams

At the start of classes, scholars will be organized into learning teams who will work together in tasks that require team effort throughout the program. It is the mission of the learning teams to support each other and ensure that all members finish the Program successfully. They will function as the class’s host team at designated periods.

A host team enables the scholars:

1. To experience cooperation and helping via the management of co – curricular activities during the program.

2. To get to know the variety of effective ways to work with colleagues.

3. To serve as a Learning Team for the scholars to help one another hurdle the academic, content and process requirements of the module; and

4. To promote a culture of cooperation across agencies.

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Scholarship & Support

Full scholarship from the National Government is granted the successful nominees. It includes accommodation, meals and training materials.

The General Appropriation Act funds the major costs of the Program. Token costs sharing by the agencies covers transportation to and from DAP Tagaytay.

Facilities & Resources

The PMDP boasts of facilities highly-conducive to the scholars’ learning, as the country’s future leaders.

The DAP Conference Center

Located in the cool and beautiful city of Tagaytay, the perfectly greened Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center serves as second home of our scholars.

The DAP Conference Center has been the silent witness of all PMDP scholars success and constructive feats. But more than that, it is the place where middle managers and senior executives of the country gather to learn from the outstanding faculty and distinguished resource persons, which together shape them into the best public managers for the bureaucracy.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center is primarily for the use of the scholars. It is open for room use and for borrowing and returning of books during the PMDP Session days from Monday to Friday or Saturday, 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, 12:00 NN to 1 PM, and 5:00 PM to 8 PM.

Properly archived in the Learning Resource Center is the complete collection of various educational materials, Re-Entry Projects of PMDP alumni and a special collection of books on Management Leadership on-loan to PMDP by Professor Sofronio Llorin.

Scholars may use the computers in the LRC if they need to print out PMDP outputs, requirements and other such materials.

The Library Manager may issue a referral letter to facilitate the scholar’s need for materials that are not available in the LRC but are available in other public and academic libraries.

Other facilities

At DAP Conference Center, the facilities are crafted with the scholars’ well-being and harmony in mind. Other facilities include a 24-hr gym, indoor sports room, teambuilding grounds, souvenir shop, and a social hall.