26 May 2023

(First row, 2nd from the left) Philip Bue, Division Chief of the Finance and Administrative Division of DOST-SEI, Director Emma Barrera, and Mr. Andres Fombuena Jr. from the Civil Service Commission-NCR with junior supervisors of DOST-SEI on April 14, 2023, strike a pose to culminate track 1 of the Supervisory Development Training (Photo courtesy of FAD- HRMU)

TAGUIG CITY- The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), together with the Civil Service Commission-National Capital Region (CSC-NCR), held the first track of the Supervisory Development Course (SDC) last April 11-14, 2023.

The SDC has three (3) tracks that aim to provide a solid foundation to guide participants in transitioning from technical to supervisory roles. The first track, facilitated by Director Emma Barrera of the CSC-NCR, focuses on re-examining the participants’ attitudes towards themselves and their careers, differentiating the responsibilities of supervisors and non-management staff, providing road maps on how supervisors can become leaders, and discussing the importance of communication to organizational effectiveness.

Fifteen (15) junior supervisors and project leaders from SEI’s technical and administrative divisions were selected to participate in the four-day training. Director Barrera was glad to see that the participants appreciate their colleagues and treat them as a second family and that the institute’s management is very supportive of the employees’ development.

Director Barrera also stressed that as supervisors, performance standards should be clearly communicated to employees and uniform parameters should be used to identify these standards. She also gave importance to communication in the organization as one of the keys to organizational excellence. She said “Effective listening lays the foundation for success. It enables you to tap into the vast resources available and to tune in to the flow of information that can make you a better supervisor.”

At the end of the training, the participants said that it was a great experience and that it helped them become more efficient supervisors to their respective teams.

Philip J. Bue, Division Chief of the Finance and Administrative Division, thanked CSC-NCR for sharing their expertise with junior supervisors and project leaders of SEI and thanked all participants for their hard work in the institute. He also highlighted the importance of this training as it demonstrates SEI’s commitment to its employees’ growth and professional development as SEI’s next leaders.

Participants of the Supervisory Development Course Track 1 forwarding their expectations of the training through a group activity on April 11, 2023, at the ADMATEL Training Room

Training participants raise clarifications during an activity in the training

Participants are actively listening to Director Emma Barrera as she discusses the contents of the SDC

Mary Ann Manila from the Finance and Administrative Division- Budget Unit presenting their group output

Director Emma Barrera (right) clarifies some instructions to the participants during one of the group activities

A group simulation on effective communication within an organization