Some 227 principals, school heads and supervisors from the first District of Davao del Norte benefited from the free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sponsored by the Provincial Government last November 19-20 at the RDR Gym, Tagum City.
The training entitled “Reshaping School Leadership and Management in changing time: Shift from Instructional to Pedagogical Leadership,” earned the attendees 10.5 CPD Units.
The training which was facilitated by the Davao del Norte Learning Institute (DNLI) in partnership with Continuing Education for the Learning Professional Inc. (CELPI) aims to enhance the management and leadership skills of school principals and supervisors in the province.
Governor Anthony del Rosario said that providing educators opportunities for individual and professional growth is the first step in securing quality education for the Dabaonon youths.
“By strengthening the bases of our educational system, we also strengthen the competencies of the products of that same system.”, he said.
The governor added that the learning session is not just a mere compliance on the requirements of the law but an investment towards building a greater nation.
“So far, this is the first local government (unit) that actually sponsored and supported the professional development program of school leaders and teachers,” Dr. Nenita V. Habulan, CELPI Managing Director said about the dedication of the Davao del Norte to education.
She further added her admiration to the governor as a classic example of a leader whose heart is in the progress of education.
Attendees focused on lectures given by experts from Luzon and Visayas who gave them tips on effective communication as a foundation of good leadership.
“Nagahatag sila ug dugang nga learning ug skills… especially in terms of our communication [towards teachers],” Roger A. Martinez, Principal IV, Tagum City National High School said.
Mr. Martinez added that the training is also a good opportunity for school heads to meet and learn from each other and that the training is one of the best exercises he has attended.
“Pasalamat gyud ko sa atong Honorable Governor for giving us this one of a kind training. We learned so many things as school leaders,”Mr. Martinez added.