DAP President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Elba S. Cruz (left) and APO Secretary General Santhi Kanoktanaporn pose together after the opening of the DAP Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity (COE-PSP) exhibit to show their full support for the COE-PSP’s activities, particularly the international conference on public sector productivity in October. (Photo by Ped Garcia)

The Philippines, through the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will be hosting the International Conference on Public Sector Productivity (ICPSP) in cooperation with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) on October 10 to 12, 2017 at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City.

The ICPSP is one of the major activities of the Philippines as the designated APO Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity (COE-PSP), with the DAP, as the country’s National Productivity Organization or NPO, serving as the focal point in catalyzing the exchange of ideas and initiate collaboration on public sector productivity development activities in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Two-day conference

With the theme “Transforming the Public Sector in the Age of Innovation,” the two-day conference aims to stimulate a collective effort to transform the public sector through innovations in productivity improvement and to achieve national goals and societal outcomes.  The event will also serve as an opportunity to share knowledge and inspire transformations in the public sector with regard to emerging trends, technologies, methodologies, and innovations merged with new policies to impact productivity.

The conference will gather public sector professionals from national government agencies, local government units, APO member countries, the DAP’s Public Management Development Program alumni, the academe, state universities and colleges, and other interested professionals from other institutions.

Areas of focus

Keynote speeches, expert presentations, plenary sessions, open fora, and breakout sessions will revolve around the areas of 1) next-generation governance, 2) productivity and performance management for the government of the future, 3) public sector leadership for the future, 4) whole of government approach, and 5) people management for modern public sector organizations.  These will be showcased by international experts and local resource persons.

Interested public sector individuals or organizations may e-mail the organizers at icpsp@dap.edu.ph.  For further information, the public may also check the ICPSP’s official website, which can be accessed at bit.ly/icpsp_2017.