Application for the 2016 Executive Development Program is now open!


The Executive Development Program (EDP) is among the key features of the Philippine Higher Education Career System (Phil-HECS), an initiative of the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, that envisions to recruit, select, and develop senior executives in the Philippine higher education sector based on merit.  The CHED has engaged the services of the Development Academy of the Philippines to design and operationalize the Phil-HECS and conduct a pilot implementation of the EDP.

The program aims to prepare candidates for the unique demands of leading a State University and College and serves as a venue for them to dialogue and address critical issues in higher education and to be developed as executives who are able to recognize, understand, and respond to various forces and changes that their institutions would face.

This year the Phil-HECS hopes to complete its initial run of the EDP and produce its first batch of Higher Education Career Officers.


The program is designed for experienced administrators—with or without background in higher education—who hold a doctorate degree and who aspire to become leaders in SUCs. The program is open to applicants from State Universities and Colleges, other agencies of government and private sector.


The program will run for a total of five months and consists of residential trainings, community engagement activity, and design and implementation of an experiential innovation project. It will culminate in a colloquium where candidates will present the results of their project.

Deadline for submission of applications is on 11 July 2016.


Anchored on these six competencies, the program aspires to produce innovative, accountable and highly competent education managers who will steer public higher education towards achieving the goals of the Higher Education Reform Agenda.

1.Manage self and work towards one’s full potential

Being able to recognize and maintain one’s values, communicate effectively, and navigate the many responsibilities and pressures that a higher education leader would face.

2.Lead a globally competitive HEI

Being able to inspire and ignite the passion and enthusiasm of stakeholders and constituents. This involves mobilizing them through a shared vision and ensuring their strong commitment to reinventing their HEI to be at par with leading institutions.

3.Think strategically and creatively

Being able to recognize, understand, and analyze complex and multidimensional issues and concerns,   generate creative solutions, and map out strategies that provide numerous alternative paths that result in sound judgments and clear processes.

4.Nurture a high-performing learning institution

Being able to promote and sustain a culture of learning in the HEI, build a community of scholars who cherish academic freedom, initiate innovations in diverse academic fields, ensure quality of instruction and research, deliver relevant and timely extension work, and develop the full potential of the individuals who contribute to the  institution’s success.

5.Generate and manage financial and other resources

Being able to generate new assets while protecting and efficiently utilizing what is readily available. It also means having the ability to prioritize the most pressing needs and important programs of the HEI, and ensure that government policies, rules, and procedures are closely followed.

6.Build collaborative and inclusive working relationships

Being able to build and cultivate work relationships based on mutual trust and respect and to balance the interests of all the various stakeholders of the institution.

For more information contact the Phil-HECS Secretariat at DAP through +632 6312146 and [email protected]ph or you may contact CHED at +632 4411168 and [email protected].