ORIENTATION COURSE: PRIMING LEADERS FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE
The PROGRAM FOR NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICIALS (Program for NEOs) is a continuing intervention of the Department of the Interior and Local Government through the Local Government Academy in its commitment to provide a harmonized and holistic capacity development delivery mechanism for local governments all over the country. The Program for NEOs is composed of five (5) components that is required for all newly elected officials whether it is their first time in office or re-elected to set off the course of their three years’ term. The first component, “Ensuring Smooth Transition,” provides a venue to facilitate the smooth transition of LGU operations. Next, “Jumpstarting Local Governance” provides the foundation that will help local officials understand and think critically about the organizational, political and constitutional environment of public service while, “Creating the Roadmap for LGU Development” intends to provide support to LGUs in formulating and updating local plans. The third component is “Sharpening the Competencies of LGU Officials and Staff,” which provides learning interventions to LGU officials and staff on various governance areas, critical to the enhancement of LGU systems improvement and local government operations. Finally, “LGU Performance Management” will facilitate the assessment and recognition of deserving LGUs, and at the same time, encourage innovations in local governance. The program offers a complete and innovative package of interventions that aims to equip NEOs with the necessary competencies in carrying out their mandates towards building a peaceful, resilient and quality life for the people in the country.
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Ortigas Ave, Quezon City (July 08-10, 2019)
Century Park Hotel Manila 599 Ocampo St, Malate, Manila (July 10-12, 2019)
The Heritage Hotel Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (July 16-18, 2019)
The Orientation Course: Priming Leaders for Effective Local Governance is the first intervention under the second component of the program. It is a three-day activity conducted for all local chief executives, vice governors, vice mayors, and members of the Sanggunian. This activity aims to enhance the competencies of NEOs in carrying their new tasks as leaders in community development while promoting peace and resilience towards inclusive and sustainable development. At the end of the activity, the NEOs are expected to craft their First 100 Days Plan and Executive Agenda, which will serve as a roadmap towards the attainment of their Vision in their three-year journey as the leaders of their communities.