A total of Sixteen (16) participants gathered in CPSC’s headquarters in Manila from September 20-21, 2017 to discuss CPSC’s direction for the next five years and look into the recommendations of the National Consultation Meeting and Workshop (NCMW) delegates. In addition to the experts coming from the member countries, guests from UNESCO Regional Office, including officials from Kazakhstan, were also included in the roster of participants and took part in the discussions in formulating the draft Corporate Plan 2018-2023.
During the two-day event, the participants were able to participate in fruitful discussions and deliberations particularly in reviewing the vision, mission and objectives formulated by the participants of the NCMW and decide on a draft vision and mission. They were also able to draft the strategic goals and objectives that CPSC should pursue in the next five years and deliberate on the emerging institutional issues that CPSC faced in the past five years.
The Special Guest of the event is Ms. Thassarany Noivong, the First Secretary of the Royal Thai Embassy in the Philippines. She expressed her support for CPSC’s activities and endeavors as the representative of the current governing board chair of CPSC.
Program supervision was facilitated by Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Officer-in-Charge and Faculty Consultant on behalf of CPSC Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane. Prof. G. Kulanthaivel also presented the achievements and highlights of the CPSC Corporate Plan 2013-2018, as well as the emerging trends in TVET and socio-political landscape of the member countries. The program coordination and logistics management, as well as the presentation of the NCMW inputs, was made possible through the efforts of Dr. Romulita Alto, CPSC Short-Term Faculty Consultant. Meanwhile, the results of CPSC’s Program Impact Survey, a part of the initial process of the Corporate Plan presentation, was delivered by Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, Acting Research, Publications and Information Officer.
The program successfully gathered the valuable insights and inputs from the invited guests with regards to CPSC’s future direction and focus. These inputs will be used as a basis for the next phase of the Corporate Planning process, the Senior Executive’s Conference, which is planned to be organized on December 2017.