This encompasses short courses and ladderized graduate programs, both regular and customized, offered by GSPDM in order to address the needs of the bureaucracy. The faculty members of these programs are both practitioners and academicians (‘pracademics’).
As a start, GSPDM will open a competitive scholarship grant for the Master in Public Management program. MPM is a 39-unit interdisciplinary graduate program for public sector practitioners. It incorporates the Academy’s distinctive features of combining both theoretical and practical (praxis) cum functional competencies, as well as building stewardship values. Graduates are envisioned to be reform implementers and effective public managers who will serve as change catalysts in their respective agencies.
Also, GSPDM will:
- Offer the Doctor of Public Management program, possibly the first ever doctorate program in the Philippines that specializes in public management
- Develop and implement new and innovative short courses and degree programs that are responsive to the needs of the bureaucracy
- Update its existing curriculum to ensure relevance and responsiveness to the changing demands of time
- Establish an e-learning platform to enhance its blended learning methodology
- Engage local and international public management professors and researchers
- Forge new local and international partnerships/linkages