TANZA, Cavite— Thirty-eight newly appointed Agrarian Reform Program Officers of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in MIMAROPA Region underwent a five-day training workshop on Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) functions held at the Tanza Oasis Hotel here.
The training was a combination of lecture, structured learning exercises, simulation and workshop aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the DAR personnel.
“The activity was conceptualized at the close of the rationalization process. It’s an integral part of the DAR’s human resource development strategy to provide employees with the information as they become on board for a new position,” Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Ferdinand M. De Gala emphasized.
“These newly appointed field implementers have been performing their assigned PBD tasks for almost a year, to some, for more than a year. It was assumed that they have been briefed on their specific assignments. But that is not enough. To be effective at their job, we need to properly immerse them towards the depth of the program,” De Gala added.
The activity highlighted the modules on enhancing personnel effectiveness, internalizing ARC Development Perspective, acquiring ARC Development skills, participatory area planning, enterprise development, project proposal preparation, business set-up and value chain approach.
Resource person Luz Ani, shared the value chain development in poverty alleviation. “No matter how good or excellent the product is technically, it is nothing if there is no buyer or market. Entrepreneurs are better off knowing what the market needs or wants, and then producing to meet those needs,” Ani stressed.
CARPO Cecilia Reyes of Rizal, PARPO Marilou Baslan of Oriental Mindoro, ARCP Consultant Luz Ani and SARPO Rosemarie de Leon were the resource persons in the five-day activity. (Gefelyn A. Goleng)
Photo 1: Participants were busy assessing their Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs) as part of the skills needed to perform PBD tasks.
Photo 2: A participant from Occidental Mindoro explains the leveling of expectation.