DA-PCC supervisors, managers undergo skills training

DA-PCC’s key supervisors and managers across the network undergo a three-day training on leadership and managerial skills development via hybrid learning platform, December 1-3, 2021.

The seminar was initiated by the agency’s Human Resource Management Section (HRMS).

It aims to improve the participants’ self-confidence and self-assurance in their role as leaders of the agency and increase their level of personal effectiveness, obtain necessary management mindedness and balance multiple perspectives.

After completing the training, participants are expected to be able to differentiate the functions of management vs. staff work and prioritize management work, understand and apply the roles of management and its core responsibilities, manage employee performances through coaching and counselling and develop awareness and mastery of the self as the key to organizational transformation.

Noel Resurreccion and Gigi Resurreccion of the Mentor Group Philippines serve as the speakers for the said activity. Topics include basics of supervision, roles and functions, leadership, motivation, communication, delegation, coaching and counseling, proactive behavior, exercising the power and choice, valuing and personal visioning and management of comfort zone.

Twenty participants from the regional centers attended via Zoom while 24 from the DA-PCC national headquarters attended physically at the Eusebio-Castillo Hall.

DA-PCC ensures protection of safe spaces

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center ensures the protection of safe spaces through participating in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women on November 25 to December 12.

With the slogan “Filipino Marespeto; Safe Spaces, Kasali Tayo,” this year’s campaign focuses on the Safe Spaces Act (SSA) or RA 11313 which defines and/or penalizes gender-based sexual harassment in the streets and public spaces, workplace, and educational and training institutions, and online.

“We, at the DA-PCC, ensure the protection of safe spaces and will continue to strengthen the agency’s GAD policies and programs in support of the VAW advocacy and safe spaces act. We also encourage our employees to be responsible and do their own part as an individual to protect safe spaces, empower gender fair workforce and observe gender fair language,” Aimee Fulgencio, DA-PCC Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person stated.

The agency participated through hanging of the 2021 18-Day Campaign to End VAW official streamers at the national headquarters and gene pool and regional centers, production and distribution of PCW-prescribed advocacy face mask to all PCC employees, use of the All-Women Cast Lupang Hinirang Video in activities and during Flag Raising Ceremony and uploading advocacy materials to the DA-PCC’s official website and social media accounts. Prior to the VAW campaign, the DA-PCC’s GAD Focal Point System (FPS) and technical working group (TWG) has conducted a gender mainstreaming assessment to assess the level of the agency’s efforts on GAD using Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool. They also laid out plans and activities for the following years to develop gender-responsive policies and program, for a gender-sensitive institution.