The Development Academy of the Philippines, through its Center of Excellence on Public-Sector Productivity Program Office (COE-PSP PMO), is inviting representatives from National Government Agencies to participate in the Development of Public Sector Productivity Specialists – Foundation Course (DPSPSFC). The DPSPS-FC is one of the Academy’s strategies to help raise the productivity performance of public sector organizations, as stipulated in the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 (Chapter 14, Outcome 3).

What is the Development of Public Sector Productivity Specialists – Foundation Course?

The DPSPS-FC is a two-month hybrid training program designed to equip technical staff and officers in National Government Agencies and Local Government units with the knowledge and skills in measurement, analysis, planning, and troubleshooting to increase their organizations’ productivity. Read the full program here.

DPSPS-FC activities are divided into four phases:

The DAP, through its COE-PSP PMO, is inviting representatives from NGAs to participate in the DPSPS-FC.

Who can join?

Target participants are Management Division personnel involved in improving organizational systems, processes, procedures, and services, or those whose functions involve:

  1. recommending measures to improve systems, processes, procedures, and services;
  2. reviewing and implementing of recommended improvements;
  3. conduct of training on systems/process improvements; and
  4. supervising staff supervision in implementing systems and process improvements.

Requirements from the participants:

Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who:

  • attended all the phases of the program: Upskilling, Pitching, Pilot Testing and Coaching, and Knowledge and Experience Sharing;
  • submitted the required outputs, including the Productivity Improvement Plan (PIP);
  • implemented and presented initial results of their productivity improvement initiative in the Knowledge and Experience Sharing Session; and
  • submitted and entry to the DAP Productivity Challenge

How to join?

Sign up by completing the Nomination Form and submitting the signed Letter of Commitment, which you can download here: DPSPSFC Forms.

Please send the accomplished forms in PDF format to

  • Each NGA can send 3-5 participants for this batch and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is on 18 July 2023. Confirmation emails for accepted NGAs will be sent on 21 July 2023.
  • This course is free of charge and only requires the full commitment of nominated participants including participation in the scheduled catch-up sessions.
  • DAP will be arranging for the participants’ meals and accommodation during the face-to-face lectures and workshops on 31 July – 4 August, 2023 to be held in Metro Manila.

For inquiries and clarifications about the DPSPS-FC program, please email us at