A total of thirty four (34) Officer in Charge Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (OIC-MAROs) coming from the provinces of Albay, Cam. Sur I & II, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon, had completed a 3-day Supervisory Development Course (SDC) held last September 23-26, 2013 at the Puerto Vista Resort in Sto. Domingo, Albay.
DAR Bicol Regional Office Chief of Human Resources Ms. Patricia Rastrullo said the main objective of SDC is to equip the OIC-MAROs with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their efficiency in performing their supervisory functions and being heads of DAR municipal offices.
The supervisory training is in line with retooling program of DAR Bicol that aims at expediting land distribution in the region and delivering the needed support services to the agrarian reform beneficiaries.
Currently, DAR Region V still has more than 108,000 hectares of agricultural lands for distribution under CARPER, and over a billion pesos worth of rural development projects for implementation.
SDC is being conducted by DARRO 5 in coordination with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office V. SDC tackles basic supervisory and organizational leadership skills, and its application in the workplace. At the end of the training, the participants are expected to understand the role of a supervisor, acquire the needed skills, and value communication as key factor in attaining their objectives.
Some of the modules taken were: Personnel Effectiveness, with the topics ‘Mastering my Inner world,’ ‘Becoming an Achiever,’ and ‘Coping with Stress’; Supervision, with topics ‘Becoming a Supervisor’ and ‘Changes and Transition’; and Communication, which deals with the seven steps to organizational communication.
Human Resource Development Specialist General said that there are two more batches of OIC-MAROs and officers with supervisory functions that are lined up to undergo the same training after the Rationalization Plan has been fully implemented.