Behind the Program are dedicated, hardworking and highly-enthusiastic individuals coming from different backgrounds who work closely together for a common goal: to help the national government in shaping the bureaucracy into an institution imbued with competence, integrity and commitment.
Program Management Office
Learning Support System
To ensure that scholars get the most out of their time spent for the whole duration of the program, a learning support system is provided for processing and managing learnings; to serve as a feedback mechanism; to monitor personal progress and growth; and to ensure an environment conducive to learning.
The Learning Partners consist of PMDP officers and staff who are assigned to oversee and manage the implementation of the course.
The Class Director is the faculty assigned to monitor and direct the learning process of a specific batch from opening until graduation. The CD acts as the PMDP’s official representative in the class during the entire residential phase of the Program and shares inputs and observations on anything that will concern or affect the scholars – faculty lineup, schedule, program management, and training management among others.
The support provided by the CD in the residential phase continues in the planning and implementation of the scholar’s Capstone Project. He or she forms part of the panel who reviews the project ideas. He or she also reviews project progress reports, provides guidance and morale support to the scholars, flags the project team on scholars needing special attention, and makes her or himself available for consultations by the scholars throughout the planning and implementation of their Capstone Projects.
The CD also supervises the module teams deployed to support faculty members during module runs.
The Project Manager works together with the Class Director and the PMDP Managing Director in managing the batch such as ensuring that module teams are deployed on schedule, module requirements are provided on time, and learning objectives are met. The PM ensures that administrative and technical requirements of the session/modules are provided and that the learning environment is conducive to learning.
The Project Assistant is a junior staff who assists the Project Manager in most of the administrative requirements of the session. Her or she may also function as a Module Coordinator during the program run.
A Module team consists of a Module Coordinator and a Module Assistant. The team is primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of the assigned module by providing assistance to the faculty member and ensuring that all materials needed for the module are provided and made accessible to the scholars on time.
The scholars may approach the module team members or the Class Manager for concerns specific to a module.
At the start of classes, scholars will be organized into learning teams who will work together in tasks that require team effort throughout the program. It is the mission of the learning teams to support each other and ensure that all members finish the Program successfully. The learning teams shall help one another hurdle the academic content ad process requirements of the module; and promote a culture of cooperation across agencies.
They will function as the class host team at designated periods. The host teams will be the ones to prepare the morning prayer, energizers and icebreakers for the class. They will also assist the module team regarding certain administrative tasks such as taking attendance; distribution of handouts; collection of outputs; and reminding the class about completion of the online evaluation forms and conformance to set norms including upkeep of the session venues, among others. They will also be the ones to escort Resource Persons to the Dining Hall for meals as necessary.
The designation of host teams enable the scholars to experience cooperation and helping in the management of co-curricular activities during the program. In effect, they get to know the variety of effective ways to work with colleagues.