NEW POOL OF CHANGE LEADERS AND MANAGERS IN DEPED REGION VI
Close to 50 school heads from the DepEd Region VI joined the ranks of the growing pool of change leaders and managers in the country after successfully completing the e-learning course on Change Management Excellence in School Leadership for Southeast Asia (CHANGeXCELS).
CHANGeXCELS is a month-long course on leading and managing change developed by SEAMEO INNOTECH and is based on the Competency Framework for Southeast Asian School Heads. It is designed to equip school heads with competencies to successfully implement change within and beyond the school and the community.
Two self-learning modules composed the course, with the first module providing the framework for understanding change and the second module providing the framework for operationalizing and sustaining change.
The successful completers of the program went through an assessment interview prior to receiving their certificates of competence. It was meant to validate the learnings and ratings that the course participants received. It also provided an opportunity for the participants to review their overall experience, as well as demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of the course competencies.
The graduation ceremony took place on 21 September 2012 at the West Visayas State University. INNOTECH Center Director Dr. Ramon C. Bacani awarded the certificates to the CHANGeXCELS course passers.
At the same event, successful passers of another INNOTECH flexible learning course—the Teaching and Learning Excellence in School Leadership for Southeast Asia or TEACHeXCELS—were also awarded their certificates of competence. Twenty-five (25) school heads who took part in the course sufficiently completed and passed all the requirements.