• Leadership and Strategic Negotiation; Labor and Employment Policy and Administration

Research Interests

  • Strategic negotiations and conflict management, public policy, leadership and management of change, labor and employment, labor administration, and public sector governance
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Ma. Nieves R. Confesor

Adjunct Faculty, Retired Associate Professor

Academic Background

  • Master in Business Administration, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
  • Master in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies, magna cum laude, Maryknoll College (Philippines)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Secretary of Labor and Employment:  administration of Presidents Corazon Aquino and Fidel V. Ramos
  • Presidential Adviser on Human Resource Development and International Labor Affairs: administration of President Fidel Ramos
  • Director/Trustee/Independent Director: various boards of both private and public companies, non-government organizations; Chairperson, Human Resources Committee of different boards
  • External collaborator, adviser, and consultant: World Bank, ILO, ASEAN Secretariat, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Consultant: various Philippine and foreign companies and organizations
  •  Former Dean of the Institute; Executive Director, AIM-Team Energy Center for Bridging Leadership

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Chair, Kapisanan ng Mangagawang Pilipino; Panel Chair of Declaration Expert-Advisers to the International Labor Organization (ILO) and its Governing Body
  • Member: Operating Council of the Global Alliance for Workers and their Communities
  • Trustee: International System for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR); International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • 2013 Gawad Maestra Award from the Philippine Society for Training and Development  as Most Outstanding Leader Extraordinaire, for a “proven track record  of innovation, commitment, and excellence, through design, conceptualization, and implementation of projects that generate a positive impact.”
  • 1992 Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS)

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