Bontoc, Mountain Province – Officials and employees of the Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) underwent a seminar-workshop on Organizational Development and Culture Change on August 25-27, 2021, at the Sibley Shaw Parish Hall, All Saints Mission Compound.
The activity initiated by the Bontoc LGU through the Human Resource Management Office aimed to develop self-awareness and self-empowerment, and promote the right attitude towards work among officials and employees of the municipal government.
Mayor Franklin Odsey in his message remarked that he never had a second thought of approving the activity recognizing the need for continuous learning among the workforce of the Bontoc LGU in the promotion of high standards of ethics in public service.
Mayor Odsey who rose from the ranks in government service before entering politics mentioned that the capability building activity helps personnel respond to changes in the organization, gives them the ability to adapt to changes resulting from the increased diversity in the workforce, facilitates career advancement, and helps them meet the need for continual work growth.
“The needs of employees should also be given special attention. By continuing to provide the workforce with new skills and learning, they will not just become better workers; they will become more productive members of the agency or the organization. This will improve their morale as well as their workplace capabilities,” the mayor added.
Tourism Operations Officer II Tyronne Glenn Lawey from the Provincial Government of Mountain Province was tapped as the resource speaker during the three-day activity. Apart from his lectures, he introduced several group activities that encourage participants to work and help each other to accomplish a task; build camaraderie among members; foster trust and good relationships; express views and share diverse views; promote creativity, teamwork, collaboration and time management; and improve communication skills.
Human Resource Management Officer Arleen Eickmee Gasmeña remarked that the Bontoc LGU has embarked on capacity development interventions to help employees recognize and realize their potentials in the workplace.
Likewise, she expressed happiness on the positive response from the participants. She relayed that in the evaluation forms, the participants clamoured for other seminar- workshops or training such as what has been conducted. The participants were all praises to the speaker for making the activity fun, informative, and participatory. // Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc LGU