18 December 2020 - Courses to develop or imbibe public service values among state workers, as well as to improve human resource management (HRM) in government agencies, are among the highlights of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) online course offerings for 2021.

The CSC, through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), will launch in January the Kwentong Lingkod Bayani, a monthly forum on values program showcasing the exemplary performance of government civil servants demonstrating the public service values of Patriotism, Integrity, Excellence, and Spirituality (PIES). The course, to be delivered via Zoom webinar, is free of charge and can accommodate 500 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The first run will be on 8 January.

Also offered is Public Service Values in Times of Adversities, a workshop that aims to enable participants to strengthen and harness PIES, especially in this time of pandemic for the enhancement of their organization’s capability in pursuing strategic leadership and management. It will be offered monthly, with the first run of the year to be held from 12 to 28 January.

Performance Management for PRIME-HRM Level 2, set on 9 to 30 March, will provide HR practitioners tools and handles to enable them to review their performance management (PM) policies and process towards making these more responsive to the agency needs. They will also be able to develop their customized PM System.

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement for PRIME-HRM Level 2, which will run from 15 to 29 March, shall enable HR practitioners and Human Resource Merit and Promotion Selection Board (HRMPSB) members to review and make more responsive their recruitment, selection, and placement (RSP) policies and processes. They will also be able to develop their customized RSP System.

PRIME-HRM, or the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management, is a program of the CSC that aims to elevate government agencies’ HRM systems, practices, and competencies to a level of excellence through its three major strategies—assessment, assistance, and awarding.


Various leadership programs are also scheduled for the first quarter of the year.

Manager’s Role in Capacity Building, set on 9 to 26 February, will highlight the function of managers in developing a competent, engaged, and high-performing workforce, and guide them in drafting, planning and effectively implementing an Office Development Plan.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, scheduled on 10 to 26 February, aims to develop leadership self-awareness, and enable leaders to discover how to strengthen Emotional Intelligence through a concrete Emotional Intelligence Self-Development Action Plan.

Developmental Conversations for Leaders, slated on 2 to 26 March, is a blended course using group mentoring/coaching, which will guide participants to effectively conduct developmental conversations with others using a structured approach.

Ethical Leadership, set on 8 to 22 March, uses a blended learning approach to inspire participants to apply ethical and moral standards in practicing leadership in the public sector.

Participants who will successfully complete the said online courses will earn a certificate of completion with leadership and managerial training hours that can be used to meet the training requirement for managerial and supervisory positions in the civil service.

Interested individuals may view the full text of the course descriptions and register for the courses at the CSI’s website at www.csi.csc.gov.ph. The complete 2021 Learning and Development Calendar is also available from the said website.