MANILA – As part of its efforts to enrich civil servants' knowledge and address competency gaps in the workforce, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Wednesday encouraged government employees to enroll and participate in the learning and development (L&D) programs being offered by the agency’s Civil Service Institute (CSI) for May 2023.

“Patuloy na nag-aalok ang CSC ng training courses para sa mas mahuhusay at maaasahang lider at lingkod bayan na kayang humarap sa mga hamon ng new normal tungo sa dekalidad na serbisyo publiko (The CSC continues to offer training courses to more competent and reliable leaders and civil servants who can face the challenges of the new normal towards quality public service),” Nograles said in a press statement.

He said human resource management (HRM) practitioners and leaders are encouraged to enroll in the two-day Competency-Based Behavioral Event Interview Course to be held online on May 2 and 4.

The program aims to enable participants to apply, practice, and monitor the evaluation and assessment of potential candidates for a vacant position using Behavioral Event Interviewing (BEI) and Competency-Based Interviewing (CBI).

Meanwhile, the online Program/Course Delivery and Administration on May 3 will enable learning and development practitioners to deliver and administer L&D programs in a structured manner – from planning to the preparation of terminal reports.

On May 9 and May 11, the online Ethical Leadership Course designed for managers, division chiefs, supervisors, or equivalent positions seeks to inspire attendees to apply ethical and moral standards in practicing leadership in the public sector.

On the other hand, the Well-Being Centric Leadership Webinar on May 16, 18, and 23 will introduce various leadership strategies to promote positive cultures and working environments toward employee wellness and productivity.

The online Gender, Diversity, and Social Inclusion Seminar, scheduled on May 17 and 19 aims to equip participants with sensitivity, which will positively impact diversity.

The course aims to introduce approaches for social inclusion and discuss and explore the role of leaders in managing diversity and navigating gender-related differences toward fostering a culture of social inclusion in their workplaces.

The CSC said participants who have completed these courses, including the mandatory course requirements, will receive a certificate of completion with the appropriate number of leadership and managerial training hours.

Nograles said the interventions are part of the regular programs of the commission to provide appropriate training and competency upgrading to government officials and employees.

“Ang kanilang bagong matutunan dito ay magagamit nila sa pagtupad ng kanilang tungkulin para mapaglingkuran nang mahusay ang ating mga stakeholders (The new knowledge they will acquire from these programs will be used to better serve our stakeholders),” he said.

Meanwhile, the Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro) is an alternative path to meet the educational requirement (master’s degree) for appointment to division chief and executive/managerial positions.

The CSI will administer the CPro Training Track beginning on May 2, where 40 participants will go through the Leadership and Management Development Course covering five leadership competencies, and will implement a 90-day action learning project within their organization.

The candidates will also undertake a Competency Assessment consisting of a written test, portfolio review, and behavioral event interview.

Those who pass the assessment will be conferred a Certificate in Leadership and Management, which can be used to satisfy the educational requirement for Division Chief and executive/managerial positions.

"By continuously offering quality L&D programs, the CSC is one step closer toward achieving one of its strategic objectives, which is to professionalize and empower the human resources in the civil service,” Nograles said.

For more information on the programs and registration procedure, interested government employees can check the Learning and Development Calendar on the CSI website at

CSC regional offices are also offering L&D programs, and interested individuals may contact the nearest CSC regional office for the list of available courses and schedules. (PNA)