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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Local Government Academy (LGA) have been working hand in hand in molding their personnel through capacity development initiatives that will help transition Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) from a traditional-transactional into a strategic HRMD.

Through the Human Resource Technical Assistance (HRTA) program, the LGA aims to build up the competencies of the HRMOs and the regional HRMD teams through regular knowledge exchanges that will create a conducive learning environment among stakeholders. It also contributes significantly in enhancing HRM practices and systems by boosting the technical capacities of the HRMDs for the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).

The HR Knowledge Exchange entitled Documenting Exemplary Performance” aimed to address the gap in the capabilities of HR practitioners especially in documenting best practices held at Ramada Manila Central Hotel in Binondo last February 26-28, 2020. With a total of thirty-five (35) participants comprised of Human Resource Management Officers and Information Officers, the activity aimed to discuss the updates on the PRIME-HRM status of the offices and to conduct a skills enhancement workshop focused on documentation for submission of quality outputs.

The 3-day activity was facilitated by Ms. Pacita D. Fortin, an Assistant Professor from the Department of International Studies and Social Work at Miriam College, Quezon City whose expertise includes gender and development, research methods, social work and technical writing and Mr. Joel B. Lasam, a part-time faculty of the Department of International Studies and Social Work and also a resident consultant of DILG. Ms. Fortin and Mr. Lasam were both members of the pool of validators in the recently concluded CapDev ACE, an awards program of the LGA that recognizes the best DILG employees and units.

Overall, the activity focused on important Human Resource matters such as emerging issues, best practices, as well as learning and development needs. The activity included lectures and workshops on nomination requirements review, pertinent attachments identification, Situation-Task-Action-Result (S.T.A.R.) method utilization, documentation methods and other writing techniques.

As a result, the participants expressed that the knowledge sharing activity helped improve their skills in technical writing and for the LGA, it is expecting a significant increase in the number as well as the much-improved quality of submission for the CapDev ACE 2020.

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