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.


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.


“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


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.