Tuesday, February 13, 2024

ISU administers seminar workshop on CPD towards developing training courses for accreditation

With the aim of maintaining its commitment to sustain quality and excellence in its services, the Isabela State University (ISU) through the initiative of the University Professional Development Training Institute (UPDTI), administered a Seminar Workshop on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Towards Developing Training Courses for Accreditation on February 12-13, 2024 at the Climate Change Center, ISU-Echague.

The University-wide training was attended by the deans and program chairs of the different degree programs whose graduates need to undergo board examinations upon finishing their academic training. According to Dr. Jesusimo L. Dioses Jr. (University Director, UPDTI), the event is the first step in establishing a PRC-accredited CPD Center in the University for it to constantly offer and provide numerous training sessions for its constituents and partners.

By virtue of RA 10912 (Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016), CPD becomes a mandatory requirement for the renewal of professional licenses and accreditation system for the practice of professions.

“I hope that at the end of this event, we can develop training courses for accreditation at Isabela State University, and eventually, we will make ISU a CPD training provider not only in Region 2 but the entire Philippines,” Dr. Jose P. Gallena Jr. (Executive Officer, ISU Echague) expressed his hopes through his opening remarks.

During the duration of the two-day training, several topics will be discussed such as the Significance of Professional Development and CPD Purpose, CPD Implementing Rules and Regulations, CPD Theoretical Frameworks, and the use of CPD Forms and PRC System. Mini workshops with presentations and critiquing will also be done to apply the learnings and insights from the participants.

Atty. Romano P. Cammayo (University Vice President, Administrative and Finance Services), reminded in his inspirational message on behalf of Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino (University President), that the training will not only benefit the participants but also the students of the University.

“CPD allows us to remain competent, kailangan natin ‘yan, for us to become effective and innovative when it comes to the skills [and] techniques and apply this in the classroom setting. We need to retain our competence; we need to retain our skills so we can impart something new to the traditional way of teaching,” Atty. Cammayo said.