PDC Broadens its Internal Pool of Innovation Facilitators 

As the nation finally moves towards life after the pandemic, the PSP-InnoLab sets measures to ensure that the DAP responds to new demands and challenges facing the nation. In anticipation of disruptive changes, especially in the new way of doing things, the Facilitators’ Course on Innovating the Public Sector was conducted for 14 members of the Productivity and Development Center (PDC).

This activity marks the first step in producing new facilitators who will aid the DAP in spreading the innovation culture in the government. On March 21-25, 2022, the team underwent an in-depth workshop on the Co-Creation Innovation Process (CCIP) as an ideation tool for addressing various issues and conceptualizing innovation projects. Furthermore, the participants were immersed in the new workshop designs and given a glimpse of the various online tools and practices pertinent to executing the new modules of PSP-InnoLab. Aside from the concepts, tools, and the CCIP process, coaching on Miro, Zoom management, Canva, and other online productivity tools, was introduced to capacitate the participants with new techniques and mindsets.

The workshop is only the starting point of the participants’ journey to becoming bonafide innovation facilitators. Aside from the practice facilitation conducted after the activity, the attendees will be invited to sit in actual activities of the PSP-InnoLab to hone their skills further. Hand-holding and shadowing techniques will be done to ensure that they become efficient, effective, and confident facilitators in no time.

The PSP-Innolab is set to spread its wings outside the PDC. It aims to capacitate more innovation facilitators as it sets out to extend the said endeavor to other DAP centers in the year’s second and third quarters.The Facilitators’ Course is also a public offering of the PSP-InnoLab. If you wish to know more about the program, please email pspinnolab@dap.edu.ph. — Mariel R. Mañibo