Koronadal City, South Cotabato – The Department of Trade and Industry 12 through its One Town, One Product (OTOP) Program has conducted an “Effective Project Management Training” for its 37 technical staff in a two-day session in Koronadal City which culminated on September 14, 2022.

The training, which was attended by DTI-12 technical staff who are assigned to execute the various programs namely the OTOP, Negosyo Center, Shared Service Facility (SSF) and the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG), targets to equip the participant with the practical skills to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget and according to expectations.

In an interview with OIC-Regional Director Flora Politud-Gabunales on the importance of conducting the training, she said that the various programs being executed by DTI through the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Division (SDD) require that the technical staff should deliver optimum results at a given period of time with the limited resources.

“The training is very timely and significant as we are training our DTI technical staff to effectively execute the various projects, and at the same time we wish to develop future leaders who can add value and continuously introduce innovation in the organization,” said Politud-Gabunales.

Among the major topics discussed were Embracing Project Management Role, Leadership in Project Management, and Innovation in Project Management. Workshops were also made to ensure the application of key concepts in actual work scenarios.

Aris Acu, an operations leader in the Global Business Services and BPO, Information Technology, Financial and Industrial sectors, served as the resource speaker.

DTI-12 is preparing to execute the Treasures of Region 12 (TR12) Trade Fair in November. Considered the biggest local trade event in Region 12, the TR12 will showcase more than 100 products of the DTI-12 assisted micro, small and medium enterprises. The said event will serve as the culmination of the project management training as technical staff will put into practice their key learning.

Date of Release: 20 September 2022