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NCR, Region III execs attend RPMS consultative forum

DepEd NCR joined a three-day seminar workshop on July 13-15, 2016 at Anne Raquel’s Resort in Subic, Olongapo which aimed to revisit the conduct of Revised Performance Management System (RPMS) in the field. Regional Director Ponciano A. Menguito led the delegates who consisted of the Superintendents, the chiefs of both the Curriculum Implementation (CID) and School Governance and Operations Divisions (SGOD), the Administrative Officer and the Planning Officer of the sixteen divisions in Metro Manila, along with the different chiefs of the regional office. Their counterparts in Region III came in attendance which enriched the discussion on the given topics. This was the fourth among the series of consultative assemblies arranged by the Central Office in cooperation with the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Team in order to facilitate common understanding of the system and respond to the choke points that hinder the smooth implementation of all DepEd personnel with regard to this appraisal system.

SGOD Chief Virgilio A. Santos led the San Juan Team which comprised of Administrative Officer Allan Eliezer M. Mal-in, Education Program Supervisor for English Marnelli A. Bautista, Education Program Specialist for Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Mobilization, Networking and Linkages Demie S. Atienza, and Kabayanan Elementary School Principal Dr. Felicito M. Angeo.

The event started with a plenary session that featured the updated version of RPMS through a video presentation. The facilitators processed the feedbacks gathered from the participants and oriented the group as to the dynamics of the workshop. The body was then divided according to the five positions identified in the proceedings so as to better focus on the crafting of objectives and performance indicators articulated in their respective key results areas. These breakout sessions were done simultaneously that allowed participants to zero in on specific concerns relative to their functions and reached agreements to improve on details that needed refinements. This was particularly true on the Phase I or the Performance Planning and Commitment where issues on alignment on KRAs, objectives and performance indicators were discussed. Meaningful conversations on the Coaching techniques also ensued as principles of 70-20-10 were expounded and simulations were made in order to flesh out insights that added to the appreciation for the tools and technology embedded in the system.

The seminar ended on a positive note that RPMS can contribute significantly in building a conscious mindset of DepEd personnel geared towards continuous improvement based on the concrete conditions of the people and situations against the standards of excellence incumbent to the position. The challenges were to ensure that key people would sustain the same level of enthusiasm in the roll-out sessions and that participants become mindful of certain roadblocks that could deter the impact of such ownership to the process of personal and organizational development innate to the system.

Article written by:

Marnelli A. Bautista (Education Program Supervisor - English/Journalism)

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