May 12, 2017

Management trainers, life coaches, and governance and organizational development experts led by Anthony N. Pangilinan, Boy Abunda, Dr. Edna Co, and Karen Yao join top local and international leadership gurus in the 2017 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium. With the theme, “Shaping Change,” the HR Symposium serves as a venue to discuss new trends and share best practices on human resource (HR) management and organization development (OD).

The HR Symposium is organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). In its 5th year, the event will be held in Manila on July 4 to 6, 2017. It is considered as the biggest convergence of HR professionals from government, the private sector, and delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community.

This year’s keynote speaker is ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh. Others included in the line-up of speakers are Country Manager Kenneth Lingan of Google Philippines, Professor Murli Viswanathan of Carnegie Mellon University, Program Director Roy Ponce of Happy Fish Kids Community, Head of People and Leadership Development Nancy R. Gotidoc of Manila Electric Company, and Vice President for Planning and Finance Joselito G. Florendo of University of the Philippines.

Aside from HR trends, the learning intervention also highlights concepts, perspectives and insights in managing change brought about by new directions and management approaches as well as showcase practices and experiences of progressive organizations in introducing, coping and shaping change. The need to shape change in the personal, organizational and societal levels will be underscored during the plenary and concurrent sessions.

CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that it is important for HR professionals to continue learning on how to inspire people to become advocates for reforms that lead to transformations, aspire for global competitiveness, and conceive new ways of achieving breakthroughs leading to good governance outcomes.

The 2017 HR Symposium will also showcase how Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007 helped shape change in the Philippine government by promoting efficiency and transparency in public service delivery.

“We are excited for the thousands of HR practitioners who will join the event. This is a good learning opportunity so we can collectively discover what else can be done to improve the character and competence, and to continue with the development, of our country’s leaders,” said CSC Chairperson Bala.

For further details and/or inquiries, please get in touch with Ms. Lilibeth E. Perez and Ms. Mary Cris M. Pura of the Civil Service Institute at telephone nos. (02) 931-4182; and (02) 931-7935 local 301 or email the CSC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .