DepEd Cavite fortified the interfacing of its procedures through a three-day Philippine Quality Award writeshop cum management review, February 11 to 13.

OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (OIC-ASDS) Ivan Brian Inductivo reintroduced the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) framework and criteria from which the organization’s performance will be assessed against.

Meanwhile, Quality Management Officer Kristine Salamatin and Project Development Officer Rey Ann Avilla discussed the writing approaches ADLI (approach-deployment-learning-integration) for process categories and LTCI (level-trend-comparison-integration) for the Results category.

Among the attendees were the chiefs of the Curriculum Implementation Division and School Governance and Operations Division, unit heads, selected education program supervisors and specialists, project development officers, and administrative officers, and school paper advisers who served as head technical writer for each category.

During the management review conducted on February 12, ASDS Inductivo facilitated the review of the Division’s quality policy and the context of the organization. The attendees identified their issues and concerns regarding the organizational changes to be implemented and discussed how these could affect their individual and interfacing procedures.

SDS Cherrylou D. Repia also introduced a new notification system which shall ensure that the services (particularly conduct of activities such as trainings and meetings) of each unit are rendered on time and all the personnel involved are well-informed and engaged.

Moreover, selected key personnel presented the three-year accomplishment trend of their respective units so as to gauge the extent to which they have contributed to the fulfillment of the Division’s strategic objectives.

On the third day, the working draft for the PQA application report was presented and the gaps which must be filled in were identified. The activity gave the attendees a clearer picture of how their procedures and accomplishments are interconnected thus, unit heads and chiefs came up with agreements on how to utilize the available data in improving the application report and how to allocate and use their resources and efforts more efficiently for their individual and organizational continuous improvement plans.

The first draft of the application report shall be subjected for further assessment to identify the extent of which it has responded to the PQA requirements. A month shall be allotted to address the gaps. DepEd Cavite targets submitting the application report on or before the second week of May 2019. (Rey Ann M. Avilla, Project Development Officer I/DAIO, DepEd Cavite Province)