Fourteen (14) participants from the University of Southeastern Philippines participated in the recently conducted Certificate Course on Futures Thinking last March 2021 via the Zoom platform. The activity had eight (8) sessions which were held every Thursday and Friday, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, for the whole month of March.
The Certificate Course on Futures Thinking was launched by the Development Academy of the Philippines Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM). This certificate course hopes to strengthen the anticipatory capacity of our lawmakers, governance, and public policy systems and processes.
Supervised by Prof. Shermon O. Cruz, Director and Chief Futurist of the Center for Engaged Foresight, the following are the participants from USeP:
Lourdes C. Generalao, University President
Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr., Vice President for Academic Affairs
Shirley S. Villanueva, Vice President for Research, Development and Extension
Tamara Cher R. Mercado, Vice President for Planning and Quality Assurance
Ma. Luisa B. Faunillan, Vice President for Administration
Cesar A. Limbaga, Jr., Chancellor of USeP Tagum-Mabini Campus
Daisy T. Besing, Director of Institutional Planning Division
Henry C. Encabo, Director of Quality Assurance Division
Eleonor T. Callena, Director of Research Division
Edeliza S. Gonzales, Director of Human Resource Management Division
Jeneifer C. Nueva, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Genna J. Carmelo, Dean of College of Teacher Education and Technology
Alma Mae G. Salinas, Dean of College of Technology
Gilbert M. Gordo, Dean of College of Business Administration
As a final requirement of the course, the USeP Team submitted the project titled “Paquibato District 2040: Plausible Futures of Indigenous Peoples Education for Peace and Development”, which was awarded the Best Paper, group category.
All the learnings gained from this relevant program are useful in the preparation of the University for its five-year Strategic Plan for 2022-2026.