Development Academy of the Philippines opens admission to development program for 2013

October 11, 2012 10:29 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — In line with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s reform initiatives, the Development Academy of the Philippines has announced the opening of admission to the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) for 2013.

The DAP admits applicants having in mind the President’s “Daang Matuwid” to foster high degree of professionalism in government service by producing competent, honest and committed public executives.

The program, launched in May 2012, is an intensive scholarship program that provides comprehensive and multi-modal learning opportunities for public managers.

The program covers three to four months of residential training at DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City inclusive of a two-week Sensing Journey in a rural community and another three months for respective agencies.

PMDP offers two classes –- Senior Executives Class (SEC) and Middle Managers Class (MMC). The SEC is designed for senior government executives who are incumbents or OICs of SG 25 and up positions while the MMC is for high-performing high potential division chiefs of SG 24 positions.

The program will accept applicants not more than 55 years old who hold a permanent position in government. They should come from the national line agencies or their attached agencies and should have gained a Very Satisfactory or Outstanding Performance rating for the past two years.

They should also be clear of administrative and criminal cases, have not gone habitually on leaves and are willing to sign a one-year service contract after completing the program. Furthermore, they should be nominated by the head of agency.

The nominees will undergo a three-stage admission process that includes preliminary screening, examinations and targeted interview. They will be assessed based on the following criteria: managerial and leadership potential, character and commitment to public service, and intellectual and creative capacities.

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 30, 2012 and the deadline of submission of application requirements is on Nov. 10, 2012.

The first batch consisting of 38 scholars for the SEC and 40 scholars for the MMC are on their way to completing the program in December of this year and in January next year, respectively.

As a leadership initiative under the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016, PMDP is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of the National Economic and Development Authority, Civil Service Commission, Career Executive Service Board, Department of Budget and Management, and Department of Finance.

The Development Academy of the Philippines is the implementing agency of this five-year program.

For more information, please contact the PMDP Secretariat at telephone numbers – (02) 631-2121/ 631-2133 or email –pmdpsecretariat@dap.edu.ph. Application forms are downloadable from www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp. (PNA)

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