he Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III in partnership with the Local Government Academy conducted an activity entitled: Change Management—Changing Gears towards Greater Productivity: “Creating a Common Roadmap for DILG R-3” cum Year End Evaluation on December 14-16, 2011 held at Hotel Henrico, Baguio City.
The program is designed to provide the participants’ knowledge on the operational change agenda of the Department and eventually make them change agents/leaders of the Department. The activity also intends to explain the concept of change process; recognize the need for change and the urgency in which change needs to happen; recognize and discuss the DILG’s Change Agenda; Identify Priority Programs of the Department vis-à-vis the priority governance of the Aquino Administration; identify criteria and roles of Change Agents/Leaders; define and prepare plans on how to execute the DILG Change Agenda at the field level.
The activity, which was attended by 237 participants also made the venue for the presentation and evaluation of the 2011 Region 3 accomplishments on Department’s program outcomes.
Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, in her opening message, expressed deepest gratitude to the Central Luzon Team’s achievements over the past year. She stressed that 2011 has been a very busy year but 2012 shall be busier. Policies change over time and the changing roles of LGOOs should meet the new expectations of DILG’s clientele. She added that our activities next year should be contextualized within the growing times to meet the evolution of needs and the metamorphosing demands of the LGUs. She mentioned also that the DILG Region 3 should have a balanced external and internal program due to our changing environs.
On the other hand, ARD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. presented and discussed thoroughly the topics from Session 2 to Session 7. Session 1 was about the reason for Change. The Audio Video Presentation of the DILG Reform Agenda was put on view. Individually, participants reflected on the questions: Why change? What is this for? Will this benefit my family? Why am I doing this? What will the future look like for me, my family, the communities I serve, the country? Is it worth pursuing? They reviewed DILG’s vision, mission, core values, goals and objectives and had a reality check on “Where are we as a Department in relation to these? What has worked? Where are the gaps?” Participants after the said workshop, shared their answers to the group.
Sessions 2-7 were about Introduction to Change Management and Theory of Change Objectives, Aligning with the Outcome, Creating the Output, Developing a Pathway of Change per Output, Identifying Interventions, Developing Indicators and Narrative and Presentations.