By BSU UPAO - Posted on 23 October 2017

 

To further improve the quality of registered professionals and improve competencies, the Benguet State University – Human Resource Development Office (BSU - HRDO) conducted a seminar-workshop on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on October 19-20, 2017.

The participants consisted of teaching and non-teaching personnel of BSU.

“We at the University are trying the best that we can for our constituents as well as the services we render,” opened Atty. Matias Angiwan Jr., Chief Administrative Officer of the Compensation, Benefits, and Other Obligations Office.

Wayne B. Crispin, Chief of the Regulatory Division of the Philippine Regulatory Board (PRC) Regional Office presented the Overview and General Provisions of Republic Act 10912 in which it states that it the policy of the State to promote and upgrade the practice of professions in the country.

According to Crispin, CPD refers to the inculcation of advanced knowledge, skills and ethical values in a post-licensure specialization or in an inter- or multidisciplinary field of study, for assimilation into professional practice, self-directed research and/or lifelong learning.

Crispin also added that CPD programs consist of activities that range from structured to non-structured activities, which have learning process and outcomes. These activities then are accounted by the PRC through the CPD Credit units. These units are the amount required by the PRC to accredit the registered professional.

After the overview, Dr. Felina P. Espique, Dean of the School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts of Saint Louis University served as the main speaker in the creation of CPD and how BSU can become an avenue for professional development.

Espique said that the professional individual can gain CPD credit units through activities such as: formal learning, non-formal learning, informal learning, self-directed learning, online learning activities, and professional work experience.

Espique suggested that BSU can provide these activities by being a CPD provider. She then further discussed the process of becoming a local CPD provider.

“A CPD provider can at least have 1 activity or program a year,” Espique said.

Dr. Percyveranda Lubrica, a professor of the College of Teacher Education asked Espique if there is any absolute requirement for a CPD provider to operate. Espique answered that the appointed chairperson of a CPD provider must be a professional.

For the workshop, Espique divided the participants into each of their own departments to plot a three-year annual plan of each department.

“Sisiguraduhin po natin sa Annual Plan na ang mga line activities ay natutupad para makatulong po tayo (We will make sure in the plotting of our Annual Plans that the line activities are implemented so that we can help our University),” said Espique.
Espique also led the workshop on crafting the Instructional Design of each group.

The Annual Plan and the Instructional Design was later presented in the course of the seminar.

Dr. Winston Ros, Director of BSU – Sentro ng Wika at Kultura, then presented the BSU CPD Flowchart and Initial CPD Program Policy Program Policy Development.//MDPenchog