Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00
Nearly a thousand members of the CES community from all over the country are here in the city for the 11th Career Executive Service(CES) Conference which starts today, Nov. 14 until Friday, Nov.16 at the Garden Orchid Hotel.
The three-day conference anchored on the theme: “ Going 4G! Good to Great, Green Governance”, aims to enhance CESO officers management skills.
Most of the participants are Regional Directors coming from different government agencies coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao who held their general assembly yesterday afternoon and election of their National President and Executive Vice President.
As in previous years, this year’s conference focuses on excellent service by the different government line agencies through exemplary leadership of CES members.
CES Chairman, Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., said during an interview that “Ito ay isang pagtitipon ng mga Career Executive Service Officers sa buong Pilipinas. Dito sa pagtitipong ito, may mga topics na pwedeng matuto ang isat isa yungkol sa pamamraan ng good governance, productivity, at kung ano ano pa.”
Speakers yesterday were Edgardo M. Esperancilla, CESO III, of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Julius A. Lecciones, CESO III, Executive Director of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and Renato U. Solidum, Jr., CESO VI, Director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs).
The conference highlights a forum in Triple Bottom line of Governance for Sustainable Growth, focusing on the topic “From Jobs to Green Jobs: Transition Imperatives, to be discussed by Cynthia R. Cruz, CESO III, Executive Director of the Institute for Labor Studies of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Ana Liza R. The, CESO II, and Severino C. Santos, CESE, of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).
The Regional Executive Association of Western Mindanao (REAWESMIN), this year’s host, also prepared a city tour for the guests.
Day 3 will start with a simultaneous leadership and wellness sessions with participants to be divided into two groups; the men and the women.
Women’s session will talk about how to rediscover the “wild woman from within”. This session seeks to further empower the women leaders, with Ms. Sophie Sim-Bate of Carl Jung Circle Center as facilitator, while men’s session will focus on Men’s Health and Wellness at Midlife with Dr. Romulo S. de Villa of the National Kidney Institute.
After these sessions, a plenary learning session on Living the Meaning of Public Service will follow with Rev. Fr. Albert E. Alejo, SJ of Ateneo de Zamboanga University as resource speaker to end the three-day activity.
The closing ceremony will see the presentation of NUCESO Resolutions for approval, the turning-over of hosting of the annual conference with REAWESMIN President and Civil Service Commission-9 Regional Director Macybel Alfaro-Sahi, acceptance of the next area hosting, and the message of the new NUCESO President-elect, and the formal closing of the conference.
The three-day activity is not without fun as wellness activities like Zumba Dance and Yoga for Health will be conducted in the morning for the participants to start their day right.
Kalaw said, “Dito they learn from the convention, they build network at ito ay isang pagkakaton kung saan mamimili sila kung sino ang mamumuno sa kanilang association.”
Mayor Celso Lobregat welcomed the participants of the conference, which was keynoted by the Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Mehol K. Sadain.
By R.G. Antonet Go
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