14 January 2021 - Wanted: more public sector leaders.

The Civil Service Institute (CSI), the learning and development arm of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), is offering various online courses from February to March 2021 to develop the leadership and management capabilities of civil servants.

The Public Service Values in Times of Adversities workshop aims to enable participants to strengthen and harness the public service values of Patriotism, Integrity, Excellence, and Spirituality, or PIES, especially in this time of pandemic to enhance their organization’s capability in pursuing strategic leadership and management.

Said workshop is being offered monthly, with the second run of the year to be held from 9 to 26 February. Interested participants are advised to immediately register through the CSI website. Subsequent run is scheduled on 9 to 25 March.

Moreover, on 5 February at 9 a.m., the CSI will hold an online forum entitled Kwentong Lingkod Bayani, which will showcase the exemplary performance of civil servants demonstrating PIES. Registration to the Zoom webinar is closed, but others may watch for free via live streaming on the Public Service Values page at facebook.com/PublicServiceValuesCSC and the CSC main Facebook page at facebook.com/civilservicegovph.

Kwentong Lingkod Bayani is held once a month. Up to 500 participants can register to be accommodated in the Zoom webinar, free of charge. Registration for the 5 March session is still ongoing.

Developmental Conversations for Leaders, slated on 2 to 26 March, is a blended course using group mentoring/coaching, which will guide participants to effectively conduct developmental conversations with others using a structured approach.

HR management

Registration is also ongoing for two courses on human resource management in government agencies.

Performance Management for PRIME-HRM Level 2, set on 9 to 30 March, will provide HR practitioners tools and handles to enable them to review their performance management (PM) policies and process towards making these more responsive to the agency needs. They will also be able to develop their customized PM System.

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement for PRIME-HRM Level 2, which will run from 15 to 29 March, shall enable HR practitioners and Human Resource Merit and Promotion Selection Board (HRMPSB) members to review and make more responsive their recruitment, selection, and placement (RSP) policies and processes. They will also be able to develop their customized RSP System.

PRIME-HRM, or the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management, is a program of the CSC that aims to elevate government agencies’ HRM systems, practices, and competencies to a level of excellence through its three major strategies—assessment, assistance, and awarding.

Registered participants who will successfully complete the said online courses including its requirements will earn a certificate of completion with leadership and managerial training hours that can be used to meet the training requirement for managerial and supervisory positions in the civil service.