Director Gilbert Lumantao and Managing Director Imelda Caluen, together with the participants of the Development Academy of the Philippines’ training workshop on risk management, pose for a class picture at the DAP headquarters in Pasig City.

The Development Academy of the Philippines recently conducted its first batch of public offering on risk management, a workshop aimed at developing skills and competencies that would equip participants in risk-based thinking and enable them to prepare action plans to institute a risk management system guided by internationally recognized principles, framework, and processes for managing risks.

DAP Graduate School OIC Alan Cajes, Director Gilbert Lumantao, Internal Audit Services Head Michael Gapuz, Managing Director Imelda Caluen, Sustainable and Human Development Program OIC Dorothea Boy-Navarro, Peter Dan Baon, and Joebert Sayson served as experts and provided insights in the training conducted last May at the DAP Headquarters in Pasig City.

The five-day course focused on the essentials of risk management as enunciated in ISO 3100:2009.  The training specifically provided an introduction to the risk management framework and process, establishing the context, risk assessment, risk treatment, and risk monitoring and evaluation.  The course also gave guidance on how to draft a risk policy, establish a set of risk criteria and prepare a risk register.  A series of workshops and learning exercises prepared the participants to proactively address the risks that their institutions are encountering.

As application of learning, the participants presented their customized risk management plans with the aim of strengthening the risk management system in their respective organizations.

A total of 28 officers from 12 agencies nationwide attended the course.  These agencies included the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, PNOC Renewables Corporation, Department of Budget and Management, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, Office of the Regional Director-ARMM, Department of Justice, National Center for Mental Health, Department of Education, Philippine Statistics Authority, and KASAGANA-KA Mutual Benefits Association, Inc.  – Rosh Paloma