To follow-up on the success of previous programs on developing strategic planning in TVET institutions, an open-registration program was held in the Colombo Plan Staff College from July 8-12, 2019. Six (6) personnel from various agencies and institutions in the Philippines and Bangladesh participated in the program.

This program elaborated on strategic management as a process for setting both long-term and short-term strategic directions for the organization. It is expected that by learning the process of strategic planning and management, a systematic way of carrying the interrelated activities is undertaken to obtain desired goals and objectives of particular institutions.

The program was supervised by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General and was coordinated by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist. Dr. Vijay Patil, CPSC Seconded Faculty Consultant and Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, CPSC Research, Publications and Information Officer provided their expertise as resource persons.

The five-day program was a comprehensive workshop that incorporated the overview of the Strategic Planning Exercise, followed by conducting the Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis, development of vision and mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies and activities, drafting of the monitoring and logical framework and developing the institutional development plan. A study visit to the GIZ (German Development Agency) Headquarters in Manila also supplemented the classrooms lessons with practical organizational exposure.

The participants at the GIZ Manila Office

Dr. Md. Sakawat Ali from Bangladesh presenting their SWOT output to the rest of the participants