ADFIAP’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Development Finance (IDF) conducted a two week “Executive Leadership Program” to enhance corporate banking management skills of development bankers, held from November 20 to December 1, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The program was attended by eight (8) participants from South Africa, Bhutan, Palau and the Philippines who earned the title “Certified Development Bank Executive (CDBE)”.
This training program is under the ADFIAP’s Career Credentialing Program (ACCP) whose aim is to enhance the managerial and technical capabilities of management level personnel of development banks and other DFIs with focus on development banking. In particular, it is designed to equip participants with better understanding of corporate banking management and corporate finance, marketing management, good governance, and people management.
The program covered the topics on the role of development financing institutions (DFIs) in economic landscape of the country; the changing roles of development banks and other DFIs in different levels of economic development; social role of development banks and other DFIs and how they stay afloat; concepts of social overhead capital; direct productive activities; engagement of private sector: financial packages, consortia, supply leading vs. demand-following strategies; DFIs in the long-term, trend, outlook, challenges, and changes in development banking; people capital management, POSDCORB: important managerial responsibilities; organizational development; the 6 sigma in financial industry: deeper insight to managerial functions; social responsibilities of development banks and DFIs; relationship between the government and development bank and other DFI; and sustainability management and reporting for DFIs.
The resource persons of the program were Dr. Alberto Pena, Associate Director of the International Studies and Programs at the Illinois State University (ISU), and Mr. Orlando P. Pena, former ADFIAP Sec. Gen. and President of ABC Consultants, and Mr. Enrique Florencio, Sustainability Officer and Head of Knowledge Management Unit of ADFIAP.
For inquiries on ADFIAP Credentialing Program, please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.