IDF conducts POSDCORB program for DFIs

PDOSCRODADFIAP’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Development Finance (IDF) conducted the International Seminar-Workshop on Executive Management Responsibilities: POSDCORB on February 15-19, 2016 at the St. Giles Hotel in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, attended by seven (7) officers from ADFIAP members in Fiji, Palau, and the Philippines.

POSDCORB is an acronym widely-used in the field of management and public administration that reflects the classic view of administrative management. It stands for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting. The objective of this course is to enhance further the managerial skills of executives, with much deeper understanding of the important management processes under the POSDCORB framework.

Among the topics that were discussed and dissected during the five-day program included: stages of planning (strategic plan, operational plan, action plan); executive’s responsibilities in organizing; concepts and procedures in staffing; concepts of directing portion of the POSDCORB; what is the coordination portion of the POSDCORB; concepts, procedures, and formats of reporting; structures and behavior of organizations; job-based staffing; pointing the right direction; nature and processes of delegation; internal and external coordination; flow of communications: directives and reports; financial management system of organizations; area of discretion: concept of competent authority; span of control; leadership and decision making; and monitoring and controlling.

Dr. Alberto Pena, Associate Professor of the Illinois State University, was the main resource person who shared his insights and cited examples on the POSDCORB and its beneficial implications in organizational development.

For more details about this certificate course, please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at [email protected].