LCC Strategic Planning Workshop (FY 2011-2016)

LCC held its first ever six-year strategic planning workshop  last January 12-14, 2011 at SEAMEO INNOTECH, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The workshop generally aimed to develop LCC’s Six-Year Strategic Plan and formulate the Council’s vision and mission. The workshop was attended by some Council members and representatives, members of the Technical Working Group, and the Secretariat.

The workshop specifically addressed the following objectives:

  • Assess LCC’s major accomplishments;
  • Establish a common understanding of LCC’s new mandate and functions based on RA 10122;
  • Formulate and adopt a new vision/mission for LCC;
  • Formulate LCC’s Six-Year Strategic Plan (2011–2016); and
  • Prepare LCC’s 2011 Work and Financial Plan based on the Strategic Plan.

The workshop started with a motivating and direction-setting welcome remarks and keynote address by DepEd Undersecretary Yolanda S. Quijano and DILG Director Manuel Q. Gotis respectively.

The workshop proper was facilitated by Mr. Edicio dela Torre, President of Education Network (E-Net) and Education for Life Foundation, who started off by requesting each of the participants to give their comments on the objectives of the workshop and their expectations.

Dr. Norma L. Salcedo,  LCC Secretariat head, presented the major accomplishments of LCC since its creation in 1991 until the present, and Ms. Ma. Josefina R. Ricafort of the House of Representatives presented a comparison of the first and amended LCC Law. Issues and recommendations were raised after the presentations.

Participants then went through the revision of the LCC vision and mission  based on  the amended Law. Formulation of the six-year strategic plan started on the second day.  Participants were divided into two groups: Policy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (PRME), and Capability Building, Localization, Advocacy and Networking (CLAN). The outputs were presented during the panel discussion for improvement.

During the last day of the workshop, Dir. Emelyn Q. Libunao of the Philippine Information agency presented the LCC mandate, draft vision and mission and the six- year plan for final comments.

A draft resolution adopting the strategic plan was likewise presented by Mr. Nemesio O. Malatamban III of the House of Representatives, and the next steps was presented by Dr. Norma L. Salcedo.

Atty. Alberto Muyot, DepEd Undersecretary for Legal Affairs delivered the closing remarks on behalf of the Council. Dr. Edna B. Azurin, LCC member, and Atty. Carolina de Ocampo, Executive Assistant of Usec. Rizalino D. Rivera also thanked the participants for a job well done.

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