PUP Holds Workshop for Strategic Planning 2012-2016Rafael Michael O. Paz, The PUP Observer, Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2012
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, through the leadership and guidance of its President, Dr. Emanuel C. de Guzman, held on August 1, 2012 its workshop on the University Strategic Planning, Phase 1: Stakeholders’ Consultation at the Manila Room of the Hasmin Hostel, M.H. Del Pilar Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila. Amidst the torrential rain and wind, almost all of the key University officials, directors, deans and chairpersons from the different campuses attended the event directed to layout the initial draft of PUP’s proposed strategic vision, mission, goals, values and structure. The aim of the workshop is "to strengthen the University’s capabilities to sustain and improve its performance for the current year and the succeeding five years."
“This workshop is intended to plan for what we are, where we are, and where we are going to.” - Pres. Emanuel C. de Guzman
The workshop was facilitated by the Roldan’s HRD Philippines, a 25-year old business designed to “build effective, efficient, ethical and enjoyable teams, companies and communities.” The company is led by its Managing Director, Dr. Antonio C. Roldan, Jr., an internationally recognized organization development consultant and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Transparency International Philippines. Dr. Roldan has been rendering strategic planning, teambuilding, and cultural reengineering services to the country’s top business, church, military, government and non-government organizations such as the Office of the President of the Philippines since 1987, National Steel Corporation (KAIBIGAN Seminars), PLDT’s Touching Lives Seminars for Project ACE (Achieving a Culture of Excellence) and many more. Dr. Roldan holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development and Planning from the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute.
Meanwhile, PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. de Guzman delivered a message encouraging all the participants of the workshop to maintain an open mind to hear suggestions and share what they know for the University’s benefit.
The workshop succeeded with Dr. Roldan’s dry run and explanation of the strategic visioning process. Seven teams were formed and each of the participants were assigned to a team to form the first draft of PUP’s proposed strategic vision, mission, goals, and values. Dr. Roldan mentioned that the aim of the workshop is to build a road map for the University — that is, how to put into action the University’s agenda. “In doing this, a review of the University’s past performance [is crucial to the undertaking],” said Dr. Roldan.
The seven teams with their respective leaders from the different offices in PUP were as follows: Systems Analysis led by Dr. Marietta P. Demelino; Historical Review of the Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives led by Dr. Amalia C. Rosales; Stakeholders’ Needs Analysis led by Dr. Fe B. Baronia; Environmental Scan and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threat (SWOT) Analysis led by Dr. Danilo T. Reyes; Future Vision, Mission, Goals and Strategies led by Dr. Milagrina A. Gomez; Shared Values led by Dr. Herminia A. Manimtim; and Organizational Structure led by the PUP President Dr. De Guzman.
The teams presented their output and “cheers” for the Roldan’s HRD Philippines representatives. The results of the evaluation will be revealed in the second phase of the strategic planning workshop. Because of the Phase I success, Dr. Victoria C. Naval, Executive Vice President, commended the participants for a job well done. The second phase is slated tentatively in September.