What is the duration of the programs offered by PMDP?
For the Middle Managers Class, the training runs for a duration of eleven (11) months of which 5 months for the residential training while six (6) months are allotted for the conceptualization and implementation of their Capstone Project. For the Senior Executives Class is scheduled at 1 week per month over a period of ten (10) months.
Is there an academic equivalent of the programs offered in PMDP?
Yes. For the Middle Managers Class is a ladderized program leading to a Master’s Degree in Development Management. On the other hand, the Senior Executives Class is equivalent to Diploma in Development Management.
If I successfully complete the Seniors Executive Class program, can I apply in the Middle Managers Class program?
No because an applicant can only benefit from the PMDP scholarship once.
Can I seek recommendation and endorsement from PMDP to avail of the Program?
No. Only the head of agency can nominate the applicants to the program.
What will happen if I do not finish the program?
For an MMC scholar, since it’s a ladderized program, he/she can still earn an equivalent certificate corresponding to the requirements completed. The same applies for the SEC offerings; however there may be some financial implications as stated on the terms of scholarship specified in the Tripartite Agreement.
What will happen if I withdraw early from the program?
There may be some financial implications as stated on the terms of scholarship specified in the Tripartite Agreement.
What is the usual deadline of submission of requirements?
As soon as possible. The Admissions team will then contact you on the status of your application. Ideally, the application requirements should be submitted to PMDP at least one (1) month before the opening date.
Where can I submit the requirements?
Send advance e-copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and hardcopy to the PMDP Office at the Development Academy of the Philippines Pasig through the ReAd unit.
How many applicants may an agency send to PMDP?
The agency may nominate more than five (5) scholars, all subject to deliberation. PMPD will rank potential applicants depending on the results of the qualifying process.
Who can nominate the applicants from our agency?
The following may nominate the potential applicants to the Program:
a. Head of the agency (Secretary level for the national line agencies)
b. Regional Directors (for regional offices of national line agencies)
c. Executive Directors/Directors/Directors General/Administrators of attached agencies
d. Office-in-Charge of the agency with nominating authority
Can personnel from the Local Government Units (LGUs) apply in the Program?
Personnel from LGUs can avail of the training programs offered by the Local Government Academy. Further, PMDP is open to qualified and permanent personnel in the bureaucracy only.
Is there an age and salary grade requirement for the Program?
For the Middle Managers Class, qualified applicants must be aged 50 years old or less (except in the Security Sector where maximum age shall be 46 years) with SG 18-24. For the Senior Executives Class, qualified applicants must be aged 55 years old or less (except in the Security Sector where maximum age shall be 50 years) with SG 25 or higher.