The BARMM Executive Immersion Program Successfully Completes its First Phase: The Bridging Leadership Top Management Program
The AIM TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership (AIMTEC) and the School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL) complete the first phase of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Executive Immersion Program: The Bridging Leadership Top Management Program.
The first phase of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Executive Immersion Program is completed.
Sunday, February 2, 2020, marked the completion of the first phase of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Executive Immersion Program: The Bridging Leadership Top Management Program. Over the past three weekends, the ministers of the BARMM and their deputies/chiefs of staff participated in various learning sessions on Bridging Leadership aimed at providing a framework to analyze and address societal divides in the region as the Bangsamoro undergoes transition.
BARMM Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim addresses the participants of the Bridging Leadership Top Management Program.
The workshops connected Bridging Leadership’s three core processes: Ownership, Co-Ownership, and Co-Creation, to the ministers’ roles in understanding the Bangsamoro’s systemic challenges, namely: the importance of collaborating with various stakeholders, and the leadership action of promoting transformative arrangements towards co-creating sustainable innovative solutions. As a result, the ministers presented “pockets of effectiveness” prototypes to address critical needs in the BARMM such as access to quality education, mobile health services, credit to farmers, housing and youth employment.
Professor Manuel J. De Vera conducts a session for the ministers and chiefs of staff of the BARMM cabinet.
Distinguished faculty and resource persons shared their expertise by facilitating learning sessions on systems thinking, public value, stakeholder management, dialogue, and prototyping. Faculty in attendance were Program Directors Prof. Nieves R. Confesor and Mr. Motoo Konishi, AIM Distinguished Fellow in Development Management; TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership Executive Director Prof. Manuel De Vera; School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Interim School Head Prof. Ma. Carmen L. Testa, Prof. Federico M. Macaranas, Prof. Antonio Ma C. Perez, and Prof. Rene T. Domingo.
Former Mayor Nacianceno “Jun” Pacalioga sharing his Bridging Leadership journey to the participants.
They were joined by TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Mr. Roderick De Castro, Dr. Timothy M. Ting; former Finance Undersecretary and Synergia President Milwida M. Guevara, Bridging Leadership Fellow and former Dumingag Mayor Nacianceno “Jun” Pacalioga, and Galing Pook Chairman and former Gov. Rafael “Lito” Coscullela as resource persons.
The ministers and their chiefs of staff discuss their “pockets of effectiveness” prototypes.
The team is now preparing for the second phase of the BARMM Executive Immersion Program with focus on Organizational Development, and Project and Program Management. The BARMM Executive Immersion Program and the next two phases are funded by the UNDP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).