APO Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques (Basic), Apr 1-Nov 30, 2017

Micro, Small and Medium size companies generally suffer from lack of knowledge of basic productivity tools, weak technical capabilities, and limited access to external assistance. To improve product or service quality, most of them apply various improvement tools and techniques to achieve growth and generate better profits. Thus the development of productivity practitioners remains a high priority need for companies, practitioners who are well equipped with fundamental knowledge on productivity to help implement improvement programs.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course from April 1 up to November 30, 2017, with the objective of providing basic understanding of fundamental productivity concepts, principles, and tools. The course covers basic concepts of productivity in SMEs, tools and other approaches to improve productivity, and an integrated productivity framework to diagnose productivity problems and develop and implement solutions.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is until December 2017 (continuing registration).

As the National Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is in charge of the coordination and promotion of the program at the local level. In this regard, DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael M. Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna D. Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001), Jan 1-Dec 31, 2017

 

Injury or illness may occur in the workplace due to poor understanding of safety and health aspects and a weak or absent management system, thus, occupational health and safety of workers have become a significant concern for organizations. Lack of appropriate measures or safeguards may result in lost productivity caused by lost employee work hours and organization income.

OHSAS 18001, an internationally recognized occupational, health and safety management system series standard, was developed to address occupational health and safety concerns. OHSAS 18001 requires a company to have appropriate health and safety policies, procedures and protocols to ensure it is a safety conscientious organization.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course from January 1 to December 31, 2017. The course will impart basic training on the occupational health and safety management system under OHSAS 18001 covering all specifications including policy, identification of occupational health and safety risks and legal requirements, generation of objectives and targets, preparation of management plans and activities, monitoring of system performance, auditing, continuous review of the management program, and improvement.

Target participants, among others, are professionals, officials, managers, academics involved in occupational health and safety from industries, business, government, universities, NPO, NGOs and consulting firms.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Registration is ongoing until December 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is in charge of the coordination and promotion of the program at the local level. In this regard, DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael M. del Mundo or Ms. Bonna D. Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Waste Management in Agriculture, Jan 1-Dec 31, 2017

The agriculture sector generates huge amounts of organic and non-organic waste during food and agricultural production, handling, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, and marketing. Such waste accounts for about 30% of worldwide agricultural production. The result is pollution of soil and water resources, air, landscapes, and contribution of greenhouse gas emissions, among others.

Waste management can reduce waste generation and promote its reuse and recycling. Organic waste can be transformed into valuable products such as compost, biofuel, and bioenergy. Effective, efficient waste management is an essential element for promoting sustainable consumption and production.

Agrbusiness enterprises in general are concerned about waste management. MSMEs are constrained in the adoption of proper waste management strategies due to lack of knowledge and awareness of potential co-benefits of waste management, limited financial resources for investment in technologies, lack of R&D, unsupportive legal and policy frameworks, and lack of policy incentives.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course from January 1 to December 31, 2017, aiming to train a critical mass of stakeholders in APO member countries in the basic knowledge and skills of waste management in agricultural systems and agribusinesses. The course also aims to trigger economic development initiatives by raising awareness of waste minimization and transformation of agricultural waste into useful products.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts at 10:00 am onJanuary 1, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is in charge of the coordination and promotion of the program at the local level. In this regard, DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org(APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

Forum on Green Productivity, Sustainability and the Circular Economy, 26 July 2017, DAP Pasig City, Philippines

The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as the National Productivity Organization (NPO), is organizing the APO Grantees’ Forum on 26 July 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, 3F Rizal Hall, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The Forum serves as a platform for sharing, learning and networking among alumni / grantees of Asian Productivity Organization (APO) projects, identifying areas for collaboration with productivity champions and stakeholders which is also in line with creating “multiplier effects” of APO programs.

With the theme “Green Productivity, Sustainability and the Circular Economy”, this activity will share information and updates on GP related activities and initiatives by selected APO member countries, share recent Green Technology trends in the Asian region in the context of evolving international discussions and initiatives for promoting sustainable development, and promote national collaboration among public and private sector groups, APO alumni, and other stakeholders in the area of GP.

OUTLINE OF TOPICS AND OUTLINE OF RESOURCE SPEAKERS

“Training Course on GP: Productivity Enhancement and Environmental Protection” (Nadi, Fiji 2016)
By Maureen Grace V. Lebria
Programs Director
Philippine Center for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI)

“Multicountry Study Mission on Community-driven Development through the Saemaul Undong Model” (Seoul, Korea 2017)
By Rea L. Geraldino
Project Officer I, Center for Sustainable Human Development
Development Academy of the Philippines

“International Environment and Economic Forum: Green Productivity Action for the Future” (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 2017)
By Alan S. Cajes, PhD
Fellow, Center for Sustainable Human Development
Development Academy of the Philippines

LEARNING INVESTMENT & PAYMENT POLICIES

Php 350.00 per pax paid onsite;
• Payment inclusive of certificate, refreshments, air-con venue, freebies (for lucky pax);
• Bank dep to Land Bank of the Philippines SA 0671-0105-40
• Limited seats up to 30 pax only, early reservation is encouraged;
• Prepaid participants gets priority seating;

For inquiries please contact tel. nos. 631-2126, 631-2143, 631-0921 local 107 / 110, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph Attn: Mr. Michael del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias.

 

Welcome Dr. Elba S. Cruz, the newly elected 8th President and CEO of DAP

Newly elected DAP President and NPO Head, Atty. Elba S. Cruz, PhD, MNSA (Photo courtesy of DAP)

The APO Grantees congratulates and welcomes the newly elected and 8th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Academy of the Philippines!

Dr. Cruz is a multi-disciplinary professional in project management, human and asset resource management and development as well as in legal education and practice. She brings over 36 years of progressive experience in different fields of project development and business consultancy, senior corporate office, legal profession, resource administration, environmental advocacy as well as reserve force development.

She holds various degrees in Marketing, Economics, and Law as well as masteral studies in Business Administration and National Security Administration. Her doctoral degree in Philosophy has majors in Management and Political Economy with highest distinctions in both academics and her dissertation.

Prior to her assignment in DAP under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, she has held various positions and rose from the ranks until she assumed senior management positions in the private sector and in academe. She has helped develop major projects with the public sector in line with public private partnerships otherwise known as PPPs.

She is reservist officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and is currently the Commanding Officer of the 2202nd Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade.

Dr. Cruz’s first participation in APO was during the 59th Session of the APO Governing Body Meeting held on 10-12 April 2017 in Tehran, Iran. Welcome Madam President!

APO E-learning Course on Customer Satisfaction Management for the Service Sector, Jul 25-28, 2017, DAP Pasig City

APO E-Learning Course on Customer Satisfaction Management for the Service Sector

An E-Learning Course on Customer Satisfaction Management for the Service Sector will be jointly implemented by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) from 25 to 28 July 2017 at the DAP Confucius Room, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines.

The course aims to provide an understanding of new concepts and strategies for customer service (CS) management for improving productivity in the service sector and will allow the participants to learn how to meet the needs of customers and share CS strategies and best practices for successful innovation in the service sector.

This E-learning Course is an enriching learning opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with other participants from Cambodia, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia and Vietnam, virtually through the Video Conferencing platform of the Asian Productivity Organization. International resource speakers will deliver presentations from their home countries. These presentations will be interactive, involving exercises and case presentations, field visit, group discussion and country presentation while allowing participants to ask questions. Each country group will be moderated by a local coordinator. On the last day, a written examination will be conducted to test the participants’ learning from the course. Performance in the examination will be one of the criteria for selection of the participants for subsequent follow-up training course.

Recognizing the importance of this unique online training opportunity, the DAP invites the public to participate in this course. Course Fee is PhP 5,000.00 per participant inclusive of VAT, to cover the meals, training materials, course certificate, and transportation for company site visit.

Interested parties may get in touch with Ms. Cherryl DL Ortega of Productivity and Development Center (PDC) at tel nos. (02) 631-2156 or 631-0921 local 135, or email at ortegac@dap.edu.ph. Due to limited slots, early reservation is encouraged. See poster for details.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Applying Green Productivity based on ISO 14001 Standards, Jul 1 – Dec 31, 2017

Self-learning e-Course on Applying GP based on ISO 14001 Standards

The EMS is part of the overall management system that addresses the impact of an organization’s activities, products, and services on the environment. An EMS allows an organization to identify and take control of the environmental impacts that it generates and is a tool to improve the efficiency of organizational activities, products, and services so that they will benefit the entire organization. The end goal is to make the organization’s day-to-day operations more sustainable. Sustainability can mean practically everything from saving costs, improved product reputation, engaged employees and business partners, and building resilience against the ever-increasing rate of uncertainty and complexity in today’s world. More importantly, it can also improve relationships with suppliers and customers as a result of more consistent management and reduced environmental impacts of organizations.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on July 1 and ends on December 31, 2017 (6 months), with the objective of enabling participants to learn about ISO 14001: Environmental Management System (EMS) and understand how an EMS should be implemented in an organization utilizing the Green Productivity (GP) approach.

Target participants are environment/green productivity/energy management personnel, trainers or consultants, and senior/mid-level managerial and technical personnel from industry in the environmental field.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on July 1 and will end at the closing hours of December 31, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Basic Course, Jul 1 – Dec 31, 2017

APO Self-learning e-Course on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Basic Course

The unprecedented climatic uncertainty due to the unsustainable relationship humans have had with the environment in the past has become a new dimension of challenges to be faced and resolved. This must be put on the priority list of problems to be tackled since climate change has ramifications on numerous facets of life. SOcial unrest, for example, might be one of the worst things resulting from climate change if appropriate, timely actions are not taken. Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges the human race has faced. It is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, food supplies, economies, and societies. These changes are predicted to accelerate over the next few decades in the absence of effective global actions to steer a course in a different direction.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on July 1 and ends on December 31, 2017 (6 months), with the objective of helping participants understand the science, impacts, mitigation measures, policy framework, and adaptation strategies that can be implemented on individual, community, national, and global levels to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Target participants are government officials, climate change professionals, academics, and NGO staff actively involved in the area of climate change.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on July 1 and will end at the closing hours of December 31, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Material Flow Cost Accounting, Jul 1 – Dec 31, 2017

APO Self-learning e-Course on MFCA

MFCA, developed in Germany in the late 1990s, is one of the major tools of environmental management accounting (EMA) widely adopted and used by private corporations and organizations around the world to boost their economic and environmental performance. It promotes efficient use of materials more effectively by increasing transparency of material flow, resulting to reductions in waste, emissions and non-products. MFCA is a key to successful problem-solving and improvement in organizations.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on July 1 and ends on December 31, 2017 (6 months), with the objective of imparting knowledge to participants on the basic concept and principles of material flow cost accounting (MFCA) and enhancing their understanding of ISO 14051.

Target participants are environment/Green Productivity/energy management personnel, trainers or consultants, and senior/mid-level managerial and technical personnel from industry in the environmental field.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on July 1 and will end at the closing hours of December 31, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques: Advanced, Jul 1 – Dec 1, 2017

APO Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques: Advanced Program

Micro, Small and Medium size companies generally suffer from lack of knowledge of basic productivity tools, weak technical capabilities, and limited access to external assistance. To improve product or service quality, most of them apply various improvement tools and techniques to achieve growth and generate better profits.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on July 1 and ends on December 1, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of enabling participants to understand the concepts and methodology of advanced productivity tools and techniques. Specifically, at the end of the course, participants will be able to describe, explain, and use the techniques and tools learned within their organizations and in offering consultancy services, especially to SMEs.

Target participants are government officials, SME managers, and NPO consultants involved in consultancy and training for SMEs.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on July 1 and will end at the closing hours of December 1, 2017.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.