PMDP senior executives class faculty review curriculum

Philippine Normal University President Ester B. Ogena, along with four other experts, headed the Senior Executives Class (SEC) curriculum review of the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) last November 18 at the DAP conference Center in Tagaytay City.

The initiative is part of the PMDP’s proactive move to continually strengthen its program design to make it more responsive to the competency requirements of the evolving Philippine bureaucracy.

The curriculum review workshop aimed to rethink the SEC modules by infusing innovations in order to address the scholars’ emerging and unmet needs. The workshop attendees adapted the Design Thinking Process and produced drafts of an enhanced SEC curriculum aligned to outcome-based guidelines prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education.

Twelve SEC faculty members and three class directors participated in the one-day workshop. A similar curriculum review was held on June 29-30, 2017 for the Middle Managers Class of the PMDP.

SEC 1 alumnus designated as NEDA IV-B Regional Director


Congratulations to Atty. Raul S. Anlocotan, PMDP alumnus of SEC 1 Molave, for his new designation as Regional Director of NEDA IV-B!

PMDP holds HR Managers’ Meeting

HR Managers Meeting Photo

The Public Management Development Program (PMDP) hosted the annual HR Managers’ Meeting last Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the LS Virata Hall in DAP Pasig.

The main objective of the meeting was to clarify the recent change in the eligibility requirements for the Middle Managers Class (MMC) applicable to Batch 16. This meeting also served to reiterate the call for nominations for Batch 6 of the Senior Executives Class (SEC) and provide a forum for the HR managers to voice out questions, clarifications, and other concerns about PMDP.

Government agencies who participated were as follows: Commission on Audit (COA), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Office of the President (OP), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Senate of the Philippines.

The Managing Director of PMDP, Nanette C. Caparros, welcomed the attendees while the Senior Vice-President for Programs, Magdalena L. Mendoza, gave a detailed overview of PMDP to clarify the objectives of the Program and the target participants. “The main thrust of the government is really to choose the high performing, high potential individuals in the middle level,” said Mendoza.

The deadlines for the submission of nominations are September 15, 2017 for MMC Batch 16 and July 30, 2017 for SEC Batch 6. MMC Batch 16 will open on November 10, 2017 while SEC Batch 6 will be on September 11, 2017.


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