Are you from the Public Sector?  Are you ready to continuously respond to the disruptions of COVID-19, and are you prepared to rethink your service delivery?  Yes? Then, this forum is exactly for you!

The Government Quality Management Committee, through the Development Academy of the Philippines’ (DAP) Productivity and Development Center, will host the annual forum on the Public Sector Quality and Productivity Improvement on December 15-16, 2020 via virtual platform.

In light of the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme for this year is, “Smarter Government through Effective Quality Management System (QMS): Responding to COVID-19 and Rethinking Public Service Delivery.” Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the brilliant and engaging speakers on the forum discussions of key issues affecting the QMS implementation and public service delivery. Registration in the two-day forum is free and interested participants may register at

This year’s forum shall serve as a platform for the experts and public sector agencies to share best practices and approaches, as well as, lessons learned based on experiences in delivering smart service delivery. Likewise, it paves way for collaborations towards smarter QMS.

The forum presentations will cover a range of topics on the Responses to COVID-19 through Public Service Continuity; Rethinking Public Service through Innovation; panel discussions on Foresight Thinking in the Public Sector – Looking forward to opportunities Post COVID 19; Impact, Opportunities, and Challenges of Innovating Public Service Delivery; and, moderated question and answer portions.

The Government Quality Management Program aims to enhance citizen satisfaction and public sector productivity through government-wide quality improvement. It envisions taking a great leap in its priorities by leveling up its quality improvement initiatives and focusing on enhancing citizen satisfaction by 2022. Further, it builds capacities in fostering quality across public sector organizations.

The DAP seeks to empower leaders, strengthen institutions, and build the nation through pioneering, value?adding, synergistic ideas, concepts, principles, techniques, and technologies addressing development problems of local, national, and international significance. For more information, visit, like us on  Facebook or email and/or




The Development Academy of the Philippines, through its Public Management Development Program (PMDP), is set to open its pilot class for Local Government Executives and Managers (LGEMC) in November, as it also continues to hone the competencies of government executives and middle managers in the Philippine bureaucracy.

This program for LGEMC aims to strengthen the capabilities of local government leaders so that they become more effective, adaptive, and innovative in sustaining the delivery of public services at the local level. It will cover various perspectives on development and governance; areas of strategic public management such as local finance and budget, policy for local economic development, innovation and strategic management, and project management; and personal efficacy and leadership.

The LGEMC will be handled by esteemed faculty through a flexible learning mode which combines synchronous and asynchronous sessions using available online learning technologies. Hence, aspiring scholars are expected to have good and stable internet connectivity.

Department Heads or its equivalent, including those in-charge of critical local government functions, and are holding permanent positions in their municipalities (1st to 6th income class), are invited to apply for the pilot class. Municipal Mayors, preferably first and second termers, with at least a college degree and no more than fifty years of age, are also welcome to enroll in the program.

For the pilot run, the National Government through the PMDP, shall grant selected nominees a scholarship to cover 100% of the tuition fees.

Nomination and application forms may be accessed and submitted through this link: Deadline of electronic submission is on October 9, 2020.

Other details about the program and its requirements may be accessed through the PMDP web page: and the FB home page DAP-PMDP Local Government Executives and Managers Class.

Inquiries may also be sent through email at:

The Basic Project Management course of the Development Academy of the Philippines is intended for technical staff of government agencies and non-government and civil society organizations involved in implementing development projects.

Learn how to plan a project, manage resources, monitor progress, and deliver your project on time and on budget.

Register at:

The Center for Organizational Development (COD) is the Academy’s technical resource center on harnessing the creative capacity of human resources and leveraging knowledge for organization development and effectiveness.

For details, please view the 2020 Center for Organizational Development Training Calendar

To register, download and fill-out the forms below and send to
PDF 2020 COD Endorsement Form
PDF 2020 COD Registration Form

The Development Academy of the Philippines is pleased to invite agencies to experience unlocking solutions and making ideas happen through the Public Sector Productivity (PSP) Innovation Laboratory. Specifically, we shall be holding a half-day Masterclass on 07 November 2019, 1:00PM – 5:00PM at the OD Corpuz Hall 1, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

This activity aims to advance innovation in the public sector and generate strategic and innovative solutions to transform the delivery of public services and make transactions with the government easier.

Interested agencies may log-on to to register. This is free of charge! For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Leanne Kym Jane J. Lozañes at telephone number (02) 8631-2137, or through email:


PDF Innovation Laboratory Catalogue