DAP Graduate School’s adjunct international professor Dr. Sung Min Park serves as resource speaker during the first Dekalogo titled, “Diversity Management Innovations in Korea: Reflection of Social Values” last September 23 at the DAP Building in Pasig City. (Photo by Jeannalla Burns)

The Development Academy of the Philippines-Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM) launched Dekalogo, its first-ever public lecture series on September 23, 2019 at the DAP Building in Pasig City.

Dekalogo is inspired by Apolinario Mabini’s El Verdadero Decalogo (The True Decalogue) that expounds on the great Sublime Paralytic’s ideas on the basic tenets of good citizenship. Dekalogo hopes to impart valuable lessons on good governance characterized by ethical servant leadership, patriotism, integrity, and professionalism.

The DAP-GSPDM also welcomed Dr. Sung Min Park, professor of the Department of Public Administration/Graduate School of Governance of the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, at the same event. Park will join the ranks of the DAP-GSPDM’s esteemed adjunct international professors.

Park, who has authored numerous publications, is the current managing editor of the International Journal of Public Administration (SCOPUS). He received his BA in Political Science and International Affairs degree from Yonsei University, Master in International Affairs degree from Columbia University, and PhD in Public Administration and Policy degree from the University of Georgia. He also holds the following credentials to his name: an adjunct professor at the National Human Resource Development Institute of Korea; a former visiting professor at Sol Price School of Public Policy of University of Southern California; and a former professor at the University of Nevada.

Park delivered the first Dekalogo titled “Diversity Management Innovations in Korea: Reflection of Social Values” which included topics on women in public service, employment rate of people with disabilities, transition process of balanced personnel policy, status of balanced personnel policy, future of balanced personnel policy, and innovations through fair and open government human resources management in the Republic of Korea.

After the lecture, a panel of discussants—composed of academics Dr. Rolando L. Metin, Dr. Danilo R. Reyes, Dr. Ederson D. Tapia, Dr. Ma. Oliva Z. Domingo, Dr. Reginald G. Ugaddan,  and Prof. Eddie Nuque—were all praises for Park’s  process framework on the future of balanced personnel policy in South Korea.  DAP Senior Vice President and GSPDM Dean, Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, moderated the discussion.

The half-day event was attended by graduate students and academicians from different universities and DAP personnel.

The next Dekalogo, scheduled on October 3, 2019, will feature Federalism which will be conducted in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government.  Attendance to the Dekalogo is free of charge but is on a first-come, first-served basis due to the limited slots.  Snacks and certificates of participation will be given to accepted participants.

To know more about the DAP-GSPDM’s Governance Lecture Series, interested attendees may contact Mr. Desi James V. Bernardino at telephone number 02-631-2167 loc. 141 and email address bernardinod@dap.edu.ph. – Desi James Bernardino