About the CSI Leadership Series: 

The CSI Leadership Series, through Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 26, s. 2014 pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1401514 dated October 20, 2014, 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 best practices of successful leaders and managers in both the government and the private sectors. It is based on the premise that an executive or manager has the power of influence and the capability to bring about significant impact on people and organizations especially on those they work with or whom they serve. 

By the end of this one-day forum, participants shall become aware of effective management and leadership practices as well as emerging trends from exemplary leaders, organizations and leadership gurus . Usually, over 200 participants from the public and private sectors attend the event. 

The theme of the 3rd Quarter-conduct of the CSI Leadership Series this September 6, 2017 is “Leading Smart Organizations” to be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.

About the Theme: Leading Smart Organizations 

This theme focuses on the concept of “Smart Cities” which harnesses technology to enable meaningful and fulfilling lives of all stakeholders of the concerned local government unit. This is pursued through the involvement and engagement of all stakeholders to continually and collaboratively innovate towards seeking and enjoying better living. To achieve this, Smart City Leaders are expected to be: People-Centric, Culturally Intelligent, and Creative. 

The concept of “Smart Cities” is expanded to cover leading “Smart Organizations”. The principles learned from “Smart Cities” can be made applicable to different types of organization by managing technology and cultural diversity towards nurturing high performance grounded on solidarity. 

Learnings from this event shall be as follows: 

A. Leaders in Smart Organizations require competencies such as: Visionary; People-Centric; Culturally Intelligent; Connected and Collaborative; Creative and Innovative; and, Analytic.

B. People in Smart Organizations need to be: involved and engaged; assertive; responsible; and, action oriented.

C. Technologies in Smart Organizations enable people to continually and collectively innovate towards enjoying better living. Technologies need not be High Tech but must be appropriate.

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