Central and regional officials of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) gathered for a three-day Directorate Conference on 21 to 23 November 2022 at the Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center, Tagaytay City to formulate the agency’s goals and strategic plans for the succeeding years.
CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles stressed on the importance of the activity. “Mahalaga para sa anumang organisasyon na may malinaw na layunin, stratehiya, at plano na gagabay sa lahat ng mga gawain nito. The CSC holds the gargantuan task of looking after government’s 1.8 million workers, and having a well-crafted and detailed strategy would help us set our direction, identify our priorities, and align our employees toward a common goal.”
He added, “Maganda itong pagkakataon para sa newly constituted Commission—na kinabibilingan ko bilang Tagapangulo at ng ating dalawang Komisyonado, si Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada at Commissioner Ryan Alvin R. Acosta—na magkaisa at makilahok sa pagsusuri ng kasalukuyang Vision, Mission, at Values ng CSC at pagbuo ng bagong Strategy Map na maaaring magtakda ng klase ng aming pamumuno sa mga susunod na taon,” the CSC chief said.
Nograles said that workplace trends brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic would impact on the CSC’s objectives and plans for the future of the civil service.
“Bilang pangunahing ahensya para sa HR ng pamahalaan, ang CSC ay nakatuon sa mga pagbabagong tulad ng hybrid work arrangement, pinaigting na digitization at digitalization, at mas malawak at mas malalim na pagpapahalaga sa employee well-being. HR is at the heart of this transformation, and the CSC is poised to usher government workers through policies and programs that will help them adapt and excel in this new work environment,” he said.
During the sessions, the participants learned about the Strategic Leadership and Management Framework and the Four Disciplines of Execution, collaborated in building a Shared Vision of the Commission, and generated the 2024-2029 Strategy Maps for various levels of the organization, among others.
The event also served as a venue for fellowship and camaraderie, where CSC officials got to personally meet each other again since the global pandemic halted social gatherings and other face-to-face activities.
The CSC’s Directorate Conference was held with the assistance of the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program with Human Capital Asia.