The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conducted the Supervisory Development Course (SDC) Tracks II & III on July 20 to 24, 2015 at the Laoag City Conference Room. A total of 28 participants comprising Department Heads, Division Chiefs, and Office Heads of the city government who have passed SDC Track I, hurdled the 5-day course satisfactorily.


Laoag City Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas requested the training exclusively for  the concerned city employees, to be conducted within the city hall premises. The Civil Service Commission politely obliged to the request, considering that the last batch of employees to the SDC I course was almost three years ago.


The Training course started with a review of the previous SDC Track I, paving the way for the discussion Creating Peak Performance, what is a “bad” and a “good” employee, and Employee Development Principles and Processes.

Day Two focused on the Differences and Techniques in Coaching, Counselling, and Mentoring, consolidated with individual and group exercises. The whole class was divided into five groups and each member chosen randomly. Performance Appraisal and Employee Empowerment were discussed in the afternoon.

Day Three focused on Making Meetings Productive, from planning and leading , to the Whats and Whys of a meeting. Making A Difference Through Leadership, the Foundations, Changing Perspectives, and the Differences of Leaders vis-a-vis Managers comprised all the afternoon sessions.


Making Powerful and Winning Presentations took all of Day Four. How Do I Rate, and Breaking the Fear Barrier, to making Your Perfect Presentation, and Handling Audience with Problems, were the topics actively participated in by the group. Role-playing demonstrations were fun-filled as the participants portrayed different situations and styles.

Day Five was devoted to Individual Presentations (Autoscopy), Critiquing and Evaluation. Each participant was given five to seven minutes to present his or her prepared Supervisory Challenges, complete with visual aids and video presentations, if available. It was a test of nerves and resourcefulness, as each participant devoted his allotted time to the max. It was indeed a very rewarding experience!



Assistant Regional Director Hedy B. Lardizabal was the primary speaker and facilitator, assisted by Ms. Cecilia R. Bareng, OIC – CSFO for Ilocos Sur, together with the whole staff of the Civil Service Commission, Laoag City Office. Director Nieves Duldulao awarded the Diplomas and tokens to the participants.

It was a revelation for most of the participants as they underwent 5 days of grueling lectures, individual exercises, and group dynamics. It is encouraged that the other Supervisors of the city government undergo the same program, all in the name of public service and for the betterment of the organization, in this case, Laoag City.

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