2016 Training Calendar

EXECUTIVE COURSES TENTATIVE DATES
Local Governance (Post Election Courses)
Enables participants to have a good understanding of the political, economic, social dynamics in governance for effective leadership. Sharpens skills and knowledge  of the government, its structure, roles, limitations and challenges  
Local Governance and Public Management: Foundation Course for Newly Elected Local Chief Executives
The course provides newly minted local chief executives with the basic principles and familiarity of operational policies of the Local Government Code for better local governance. Practical principles and experiential knowledge about the management and operations of LGUs - both as development agents and arena for change and reform are highly emphasized for improved outcomes.
Target Participants:
Newly Elected Local Chief Executives, Sanggunian Members, Department Heads, Provincial / City / Municipal Administrators, and other Technical Staff of LGU

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June 27-29 

 
 

Effective Local Legislation for Good Governance: Mastering the Art and Science of Legislation
This course aims to empower participants to become effective in formulating laws and ordinances and in managing their local government offices. The course will provide innovative solutions to address local legislation requirements for effective policy decisions. 
Target Participants:  
Local Chief Executives; Members of Councils at the provincial, municipal, and city levels; and Technical Staff of the LGU

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July 7-9
 
Strategic Management for Good Governance: Mobilizing Socio-Economic and Political Considerations for Development  
Acknowledging the different needs and capabilities of various institutions, this course teaches practitioners the ways on how to better manage their respective organization through strategic management principles and methods. The course utilizes different strategic and tactical frameworks needed to engage key stakeholders in the local government to produce results and reforms.
Target Participants:
Local Chief Executives, Department Heads, Provincial / City / Municipal Administrators, Technical Staff of LGU (related to the course), Frontline Managers / Directors / Chiefs of non-profit and private organizations

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July 11-13
 
Leadership and Management Courses
Provides practitioners with the necessary competencies and knowledge in effecting positive changes in their respective organizations enabling them to deal with complex problems and challenges through adaptive solutions and effective decision-making skills
Greater than Leadership: Daring to Rethink Governance
Addressing the different challenges that leaders face, the course orients practitioners to achieve more results and adjust to adaptive challenges in solving various governance issues. Using the adaptive leadership approach, the course provides practitioners an avenue to re-think leadership and governance platforms in a changing economic and a highly volatile socio-political milieu.   
Target Participants: 
Local and national government managers as well as middle managers from non-profit and private organizations who are key actors in development reforms

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August 23-25
Leading and Managing Public Organizations: Paving the Way for Political and Economic Change  
The course enables practitioners to know the importance of being innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the complex social realities of a highly volatile economic and political environment. The program shall enable practitioners to be critical and resourceful to institute reforms, especially in the pursuit of political and economic reforms.
Target Participants: 
Local Chief Executives; Sanggunian Members; Department Heads; Provincial / City / Municipal Administrators; Technical Staff of LGUs; Managers from the national government agencies and non-profit organizations

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September 6-8
Challenges and Innovations in Governance
Re-examines theories and practices relating to power, ethics and accountability, and how these can be effectively aligned in public governance. Public practitioners will be trained to recognize, articulate and navigate various ethical dilemmas and decision-making challenges in the public sector.
 
Climate Change 101: Meeting the Challenges in Climate Change
This course covers the economics of climate change and the different policy tools needed to build an economy that follows a low-carbon path and is resilient from climate risks. It will help practitioners develop knowledge, skills and tools that can be integrated into climate change planning and policy formulation processes. It is intended that, through this course, policy practitioners will deepen their understanding of the country’s vulnerability to climate change, particularly in the areas of environment, public and social welfare, security, poverty and development.
Target Participants: 
Local Chief Executives, Members of Councils, Department Heads, and Key People from various barangay and community/institutional representatives

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September 19-21
Social Accountability for Good Governance
This course introduces participants to the dynamics of social accountability as an approach to good governance. It examines contextual factors that are critical in shaping social accountability interactions, and offer a flexible but analytical framework to guide the participants in strengthening fight against corruption in government institutions.  
Target Participants: 
Local and national government managers who are involved in the implementation of reforms in the public sector

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October 4-6
Program Development and Management
Policy development is a complex practice that involves several paradigms seeking to enable policy practitioners to face policy-related challenges. Courses on policy development focus on transforming leaders to better equip them in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of policy outcomes.
Policy Development and Analysis for Public Leaders: Addressing Policy Challenges
This course will enable policy-makers and leaders to carefully understand the what, why, and how of pursuing courses of action to address social phenomena, and will cover the different components of policy analysis, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to achieve intended results which are vital in decision making. The course features an evidence based policy framework in understanding policy needs and requirements for effective decision-making.
Target Participants: 
Local Chief Executives, Members of Councils at the provincial, municipal, and city levels; Provincial / City / Municipal Planning Development Officers, Department Heads, Technical Staff of Policy Departments at the national agencies, Officials of non-profit and private organizations

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October 18-20
Project Design and Implementation for Inclusive Development: Processes, Tools and Strategies
This course integrates approaches and techniques in project planning and management which aims to capacitate practitioners in developing and designing reform-oriented and sustainability-driven projects with the overall goal of strengthening local economic development.
Target Participants: 
Sanggunian Members; Local and national government technical staff involved in project management and the pursuit of development reforms; Planning and Development Officers; Managers / Directors / Chiefs of non-profit and private organizations

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Cancelled
[Date to be announced]
Measuring Government Performance: Innovations in Monitoring and Evaluating for Results
This course focuses on the importance of monitoring and evaluation to measure government targets and performance. This course highlights its application to projects so that results will be effectively achieved through innovative solutions and will be translated into actionable plans and measurable performance.
Target Participants: 
LGU Managers, National Government Agency M&E Officials

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Cancelled
Date to be announced]
Local Economic Development Courses
These courses aim to develop the foundational  knowledge and competencies of practitioners in applying the LED concept and approaches towards building a socio-economic power base with emphasis on stimulating sustainable income generating opportunities  
 
Urban Planning and Economic Development: Generating Collaborative Solutions
This course covers the financial, administrative, political and participatory dimensions of planning, design, and development and informational base for making deliberate decisions to ensure livable cities vis-à-vis inclusive sustainable growth and development requirements.
Target Participants: 
Urban Planners from LGUs and National Government Agencies

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November 22-24
Social Entrepreneurship Development: Leading Successful Social Programs
This course opens participants to the avenues of innovative solutions to social problems which encourage the development of social enterprises. This course aims to ensure the development of a new breed of entrepreneurs that respond to community problems and increase potentials for more economic development efforts of the LGUs.
Target Participants: 
Social Entrepreneurs, OFWs, Business Development and Community Development Practitioners

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December 6-8
Resource Mobilization for Local Development: Opportunities and Challenges in Local Finance  through Public Private Partnership (PPP)
This course will enable practitioners to have a clear understanding of the various modes by which an organization could effectively mobilize and sustain resources for its projects and programs. This will highlight the mode of PPP for effective resource generation at the local level.  
Target Participants: 
Finance Officers and Project Managers from LGUs, Government Agencies, Private, and non-profit organizations
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January 17-19
Specialized Courses
Strategic Planning for Reforms in the Public Sector
Given the recent developments and demands in the public sector, this course aims to capacitate participants involved in the planning process with knowledge and skills in planning for development reforms.  The course will utilize practical tools for strategic planning and budgeting, investment and infrastructure management, progress monitoring, and outcome evaluation.  
Target Participants: 
Middle Managers and Planning Officers at the local and national government agencies

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Sept. 7-9, 2016
Sept. 28-30, 2016
Oct. 12-14, 2016

*All courses can be customized to address specific needs of local government agencies, government offices, and private organizations.
*Training dates are tentative and courses may be re-scheduled and/or cancelled without prior notice.
*Fees vary per course. Course fees cover all training materials, professional fees, certificate, venue, light snacks, and lunch during the conduct of the course.

Contact Information:
Ms. Anika Hanna Abiog, Project Associate
Tel. Number: 426-5938
Fax Number: 426-5997 
Email: aabiog@ateneo.edu