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DAP – PMDP opens Senior Executive Class scholarship nominations

TAGAYTAY CITY, May 11 — The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) – Public Management Development Program (PMDP), the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program, is now accepting nominations to the Senior Executives Class Batch 5 (SEC 5) which is set to open on June 20, 2016.

Accepted applicants will enjoy a full scholarship grant from the National Government through the DAP as the designated implementing agency of the PMDP and the training program will be conducted at the DAP conference center complex in Tagaytay City.

Qualification requirements for the SEC scholarship are senior officials who posses outstanding intellectual and creative abilities, deep commitment to public service and demonstrated potential for shaping policy and management at higher levels of government.

Candidates shall be from the pool of incumbents or officers-in-charge (OICs) holding permanent executive positions with salary grade 25 or higher, not yet CESOs, aged 55 years or less and in good health.

The candidate shall be nominated by the head of agency either from a national line agency or its attached agencies and shall possess the following qualifications: at least a Bachelor’s Degree holder; with very satisfactory or outstanding performance rating for the past two years; no pending administrative and/or criminal case; did not go on habitual leave (maximum of 2 months/year, excluding maternity leave) and willing to sign a service contract up to one year after completing the program.

The selected recipients will be trained by more than 50 distinguished men and women from government, the private sector and the academe comprising the illustrious faculty pool, the program’s key asset for providing a rich and distinctive training on both the theory and practice of public management.

The corps of DAP faculty have diverse backgrounds, long career in government and known expertise combined to make a uniquely insightful educational experience.

The PMDP through the Seniors Executives Class aims to shape transformative leaders and strategic managers in response to the government’s need for a corps of ethical, competent, committed and development-oriented officials in the bureaucracy in a bid to level up performance in the agencies and push the agenda for change and sustained progress.

The Program aspires to be an intensive MBA for the public sector and produce graduates who are technically excellent, networked and imbued with a deep sense of mission to upgrade the life of every Juan and Juana.

The Senior Executives Class (SEC) is designed with three parts: a rigorous Residential Training in DAP Tagaytay with a Sensing Journey in a rural community, delivered in 2-week segments for three successive months, a 5-day Foreign Study Mission in an Asian country on the 4th month and the presentation of a Capstone Paper on the 5th and final month of the program.

The curriculum has three learning areas on 1) governance and development; 2) strategic public management and 3) personal efficacy and leadership.

Learning area 1 on governance and development challenges the scholars’ motivation for working in government and their initiative and creativity for projects that would enhance their value contribution to the government and society.

Modules consist of Perspectives in Development; Dynamics of Social Development and International Governance and Policy Innovations.

Learning area 2 on strategic public management adds to the scholars’ inventory of knowledge and skills critical to their effectiveness as government executives.

The modules include Innovation and Strategic Management; Applied Public Sector Economics; Evidence-based Policy Making and Understanding Public Finance.

Learning area 3 on personal efficacy and leadership enhances the scholars’ level of awareness of themselves and others and builds up their communication and negotiation skills to make them productive leaders in their organizations.

Modules include Peak Performers in the Public Sector; Effective Presentation and Public Relations; Executive Negotiation, Diplomacy and International Relations.

The scholars will be awarded the academic equivalency of a Diploma in Development Management (DDM) upon completion of the program’s academic requirements.

A National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program Interagency Steering Committee composed of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Career Executive Service Board (CESB) and Department of Finance (DOF) oversees the implementation of the PMDP.

Since its created in June 1973 by Presidential directive, the DAP has since conducted the precursor program in the ‘70s and ‘80s training more than a thousand Career Executive Service Officers (CESOs) in the roster of more than 30 department Secretaries, Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries and heads of agencies.

To download the admission guidelines and nomination forms, interested applicants may visit the website www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp. For other related concerns, they may contact the PMDP Secretariat through email: pmdpsecretariat@dap.edu.ph and on www.facebook.com/pmdpparasabayan and Twitter account @PMDPParaSaBayan

Aspirants may also visit or inquire through the PMDP Program Management Office, 5th Floor, DAP Building San Miguel Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City with telephone (02) 631 0921 to 30 local 125 and telefax (02) 633 5573 and (02) 631 2128. (PNA)

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