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DAVAO CITY—A group of qualified trainers have expressed their willingness to support the government by serving as resource persons for the mandatory onboarding training programs of the Development Academy of the Bangsamoro (DAB).
The newly-formed pool of trainers comprises diverse experts from various academic institutions, ministries, and offices, with the inclusion of some experts from DAB, bringing their total count to 30.
Among the pool of trainers was Professor Dr. Norodin Salam from Cotabato State University (CSU), who showed enthusiasm and readiness to embark on the new journey. As he responded in an exclusive interview, Salam said that “he is happy with the new opportunity.”
Salam expressed that this is his chance to contribute to the human resources capacity development of BARMM. He firmly believes that being a trainer is a way of worship that brings both earthly and heavenly rewards.
“This is an opportunity for me to get involved in the human [resources] capacity building of BARMM,” said Salam.
In addition to his extensive professional experience, Salam credits the training he received from DAB for providing him with effective methodologies and valuable knowledge. Nonetheless, he remains humble and recognizes that being a trainer does not make him superior to others. Instead, he sees it as an opportunity to contribute to the betterment of governance in the region.
Salam, among other trainers, had undergone a four-day Training of Trainers (TOT) for mandatory onboarding organized by DAB on April 26-29 in Davao City, which primarily focused on moral governance and values transformation among others.
According to DAB Center of Training and Assessment Chief Norhaina Ugokan, the new pool of trainers will serve as their partners in the conduct of regular mandatory onboarding training to different ministries and offices in the region.
“Definitely sila yung ita-tap natin. They will be our trainers when we cascade the conduct of regular mandatory onboarding training,” Ugokan explained.
She further shared that DAB will adopt various measures to ensure the successful roll-out of the training and the trainers adhering to their new responsibilities.
“We will have MOA signing with them (trainers) and prior to the conduct of the regular training, magkakaroon pa po tayo ng mga sessions with them,” Ugokan added.
Ugokan hoped that different ministries and offices will proactively send their participants on scheduled training. She explained that aside from it will equip the new employees with the required knowledge and values required in the performance of their work, onboarding is “mandatory” based on Article 18 Chapter III of the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No 17 or Bangsamoro Civil Service Code. (Abdullah Matucan/BIO)