The ADFIAP’s Institute of Development Finance (IDF) successfully conducted the Third International Seminar-Workshop on Transforming Human Resources Management into Human Capital on September 21 to 25, 2009 in Manila, Philippines. The seminar was attended by 15 participants from ADFIAP’s member-DFIs in Samoa, Bhutan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines. Dr. Roberto De Ocampo, Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines; and Chairman, RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Economic Cooperation, graced the event as Keynote Speaker.
The five-day program gave opportunity for the participants to explore what can be done to reform the human resources management structure and development practices in development banks and financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure that they can cope with the present financial crisis and other crises that will occur in the future.
The resource persons were: Mr. Orlando P. Peña, former ADFIAP Secretary General and Chairman and CEO, ABC Consulting, as the Course Director; Mr. Gerry Plana, CEO IiP Philippines and Executive Director, People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP); Mr. Mario A. Torrefranca, Assistant Manager, Training-HRM, Development Bank of the Philippines; and Ms. Consuelo V. Dantes SVP, Planters Development Bank.
The seminar participants also attended the national conference of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) held on September 23, 2009, providing them another opportunity to interact with the HR Officers and Managers of Manila-based foreign and local companies.