LEAD to Serve Batch 4 and CSO Academy cohorts finish Talent Management Module

The Association of Foundations’ (AF) LEAD to Serve Program continues its NGO leadership competency-based Courses with the Talent Management Module for Batch 4 and CSO Academy cohorts. On the average, the Course participants rated the Module at 3.88 out of 4.00. Talent Management is one of the 10 leadership competencies in the Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework.

LEAD to Serve Course Batch 4 met for online synchronous sessions on Talent Management on September 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023 with Manila Water Executive Director and AF Capacity Building Committee Member Reginald Andal serving as the main resource person. During the sessions, Mr. Andal explained the importance and know-how of building a competency framework, planning for succession, aligning individual performance plans to the organization’s strategic goals, and supporting talents through mentoring and coaching.  Vivien Christi Trocio from the Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI), a Batch 4 participant, called the Talent Management competency the “most interesting one so far.”

In picture: Batch 4 participants during the 22 September online synchronous session where they had exercises on giving feedback, coaching and mentoring. To date, the LEAD to Serve Course Batch 4 has covered six out of 10 leadership competencies

In picture: CSO Academy Scholars during the 29 September online synchronous session where they practiced giving feedback, and learned about planning for succession and safeguarding rights of NGO talents. The CSO Academy is on track to complete all 10 leadership competency Modules by October 2023.

Meanwhile, the CSO Academy in South Cotabato held their Talent Management online synchronous sessions on August 18, September 1, September 15 and September 29. The LEAD to Serve Team comprising Program Manager Joji Abot-Camelon, Associate Program Manager Pia Ortiz-Luis and Project Officer Milet Aquino served as the resource persons. Asynchronously, the participants completed a simple performance management system, and a competency framework as well as applied mentoring and coaching principles and techniques.

CSO Academy participant Hector Hilado, who serves as the Human Resources (HR) manager of Adventurers Multipurpose Cooperative (AMCOOP) said he hopes to share with their Corporate HR what he learned on the competency-based performance management system in order to improve their current processes.

If you’re interested in learning more about Talent Management and its significance for NGOs, don’t miss our upcoming online session, “Cultivating NGO Talents” on 11 October 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:00 NN via Zoom. The session will discuss why competencies are important in talent management and how the LEAD to Serve Course can help enhance leadership competencies.

There is no limit to the number of participants per organization, but we request all interested participants to pre-register at https://bit.ly/AFLEAD-Cultivate-NGOTalents by 6 October 2023.

Article prepared by Milet Aquino, AF Secretariat

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