ADFIAP’s professional career development center, the Institute of Development Finance (IDF) successfully held Level II of its credentialing program – the “Development Bank Management Program” (DBMP) from December 3-14, 2007 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Manila, Philippines. Nine (9) participants from Fiji, China, India and the Philippines have completed the program and were granted the credential, Affiliate in Development Bank Management.
The DBMP is a 2-week program intended for credentialing candidates who have completed the “Core Development Banking Program” (CoreDev – Level 1) as well as those qualified under the rules to go straight to this program. Although this course is offered to participants from development finance institutions to further enhance their managerial skills in development bank management and operations, it is also relevant for officers of commercial banks with development finance portfolio.
The DBMP consists two groups of training modules: Module Group 1 covers “Bank Operation Management and Financial Management” and this includes topics on financial management system, treasury and risk management, credit analysis for long-term investment projects, loan management, and performance management. Module Group 2 covers “General Management and Management of People” and includes topics on Asian culture in management, analytical tools for problem-solving, decision-making and risk management, improving communications and critical aspects of human resources management and training.
Aside from classroom discussions, the participants also had an opportunity of observe firsthand the operations of four of the largest development finance institutions in the country, namely, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank), the Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency (PhilExim) and Planters Development Bank.
The main resource person of the program was Dr. Alberto D. Peña who is Professor and Associate Director of the Office of International Studies and Programs at the Illinois State University in the US. Other resource persons included Mr. Orlando P. Peña, President of Asia Business Consulting, and Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, ADFIAP Secretary General.
The DBMP was conducted after a successful run of the “Core Development Banking Program” on November 26-30, 2007 also in the same venue. 16 participants from 8 countries, who successfully completed this Level 1 program were granted the credential, Associate in Development Banking (please see related story).