Graduate School of Public and Development Management

Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina

Dean, Graduate School of Public and Development Management

Welcome to the Graduate School of Public and Development Management! 

New young faces, that light up bright hopes for the future of our country – this encompasses how I describe all of you right now. Allow me then to present to you our perspective of honing talents and resources the DAP-GSPDM way.

The task of continually equipping our public servants with practical and adaptive skills cannot be understated as challenges continue to assail Philippine organizations from all directions. There are calls for, among others, transparency in public affairs, managing delicate political transitions, accelerating local government units to become cities of the future, introducing new leadership frameworks in both the public and private sectors, and addressing the growing demand for professional care in light of new healthcare laws and challenges. Government is called to respond to these increasingly complex issues. While we dutifully respond to the needs of our respective organizations, in the process, we learn that these needs are becoming multi-sectoral and interconnected, and the possible solutions involve the inclusion of local communities and regions of nation-states alike.

As the Development Academy of the Philippines’ academic arm, GSPDM is at the forefront of responding to the needs of the Philippine bureaucracy, the private sector, and the rest of the country’s organizations to help all of them rise above the aforementioned challenges. Ever since its creation in 1994, GSPDM has achieved significant strides in its major role as: 1) capacity-builder of public sector human resources, and 2) as a facilitating agent for institutional synergy to spur change and sustainable development.

In GSPDM, we equip our students and research fellows with better handles in public management, provide them with theoretical perspectives and research tools so that as practitioners, they take an evidence-based approach towards inquiries in the social sciences. We strive to produce ‘pracademics’ to deepen the quality of scholarship and bring innovation to practice. Notably, GSPDM graduates have become successful in their chosen fields and made significant contributions to their organizations and the country as a whole.

To build upon and sustain the gains of the previous years, we at GSPDM identified our 8.0 Academic Direction towards 2024, which outlines the steps we will take in order to achieve our goal of becoming the country’s Center of Excellence in Public Management.

Indeed, there is so much more to be done especially at a time when people and organizations need to thrive in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Today’s grand challenges are large in scope, requiring significant innovation, long-term commitment, and paradigm shifts in thought and function. 

Amidst all these, GSPDM shall continue to be at the forefront of providing learning opportunities to equip our leaders with the right skills, develop their competencies, and assist them in realizing their roles as agents of nation building. Our country needs you as the professionals of the future. It is thus with great honor that we invite you to join us in this transformative experience!

The DAP-Graduate School of Public and Development Management joins the DAP-wide celebration of the Academy's 50th glorious years in transforming people and organizations through providing excellent quality education in the field of Public Management and Development.

As we come together to a Glittering Gala to celebrate and shape the future with 50 Years of Growth and Innovation, we invite all the graduates of DAP-GSPDM to a Grand Alumni Homecoming.

To register for this event, please follow these simple steps:

1. Click on this registration link:

2. Fill out the registration form with your name and contact details

3. Once you register and confirm your attendance, a confirmatory email containing the account details and payment instructions will be sent to you

4. Email your proof of payment at

5. Use the subject line: [PROOF OF PAYMENT] LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.

For more information, you may check the event's FAQs via this link:

We are excited to have you at this event!

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Certificate Course on Public Finance and Budgeting (CC-PFB) Batch 2

The DAP Graduate School of Public and Development Management formally opens the registration for the Certificate Course on Public Finance and Budgeting (CC-PFB) Batch 2. Online synchronous classes shall be conducted from September 20 to October 11, 2023, every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

To secure your slot, register at 

Please see attached posters for further details. Registration is open until August 21 to September 11, 2023.

Enroll now to hone your knowledge in the field of finance and budgeting!

Executive Course on Leadership, Innovation, Communication, and Knowledge Management (CLICK) Batch 4

Achieve transformative leadership with the CLICK program!

The Executive Course on Leadership, Innovation, Communication, and Knowledge Management (CLICK) is an annual certification program brought together by Aboitiz Group, the Development Academy of the Philippines - Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM), and the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers, Inc. (Nuceso) that aims to improve your technical skills and guide you through a new transformative mindset.

Interested? Click here to register now!

Master in Public Management major in Health Systems and Development for Hospital Administrators Batch 1

Opening of applications for the very first batch of the Master in Public Management major in Health Systems and Development for Hospital Administrators (MPM-HSDHA). The program is open to all interested chiefs and senior to middle-level hospital administrators and managers from both private and public hospitals who want to contribute to the attainment of Universal Health Care!

To enlist, scan the QR code below or click through this link:


Posted: May 26, 2023

Awarding of Certificates for the Executive Course in Public Management (ECPM) Batch 4 program

Posted: May 25, 2023

DAP Graduate School Holds the Integration Program for MPM-DevSec Batch 20 

Posted: May 13, 2023

Congratulations to the brilliant graduates of CLICK 3 and their exceptional policy foresight papers! 

Development Academy of the Philippines
Graduate School of Public and Development Management
DAP Building, San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel No: 8-631-2167 | 8-631-0921