August 15, 2017
In recent years, the word ‘smart’ has evolved from being just an adjective for humans and animals, into one that is used for gadgets (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, smart TV, etc.), then eventually to describe something as huge as a city (smart city). The Smart City has recently caught the attention of local government leaders as the concept poses the challenge to adopt practices that are more people-centric, culturally intelligent, and creative, especially by integrating information and communication technology to strategies.
Eventually, the concept of “Smart Cities” has expanded to cover “Smart Organizations”, where leaders apply the principles learned from the former to manage technology and cultural diversity in organizations toward nurturing high performance.
To equip organizational leaders at that, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), will again gather government leaders, executives, and managers to its 3rd quarter conduct of the CSI Leadership Series themed “Leading Smart Organizations” on September 6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
The CSI Leadership Series is a learning and networking event held on a quarterly basis designed to inspire government executives, directors and managers to continually enhance their leadership effectiveness. It showcases the emerging trends and best practices of successful leaders and managers in both the government and the private sectors.
Among the invited speakers are Mr. Charles M. Ham from the Global Disaster Response Coordinator of Hope Worldwide, Ms. Loreevi Gail Mercado from the SMART Communications, Bataan Provincial Governor Albert S. Garcia, Department of Budget Management Undersecretary Lilia C. Guillermo, and CSC Public Assistance and Information Office Director IV Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata.