The virtual classes of the first batch of students of the Master in Public Management (MPM) Regular Online officially started last October 17, 2020.
The introductory topics of the first core course, PMC 201: Philippine Administrative System and Governance (PASG), was delivered by the Dean of GSPDM, Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina. Her discussion touched on foundational topics such as definition of terms, PAS’ sources of power, desirable characteristics, legal bases, structures and functions, and the role of stakeholders in PAS.
Dr. Perante-Calina also facilitated the discussion on “Leadership and Public Sector Reform”. She emphasized that leadership is a critical handle in designing and implementing reforms in the public sector, and practical wisdom (grounded leadership) is central to effective leadership.
The co-learners, which was a mix of public and private sector practitioners, participated in the discussions with much enthusiasm as they shared their professional experiences and raised thought-provoking questions. The next sessions of PMC 201 will be handled by the Faculty-in-Charge, Dr. Aser Javier, who is co-teaching the course with Dr. Perante-Calina.
MPM Regular Online will run from October 2020 to November 2021.