AFP congratulates ASoG for supporting military education
MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officially recognized the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) on Wednesday for its continued support in improving military training and education.
ASoG has been assisting the army in conducting the skills and training needs analysis (CTNA) of AFP field officers since 2019.
“The military leadership expresses its gratitude to the Ateneo Government School for coming up with a personalized training design that will help our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines achieve the skills AFP wants,” said the chief of staff. AFP General Cirilito Sobejana in a statement.
The main objective of the CTNA is to identify the skills essential to the effective and efficient execution of the responsibilities of the middle management of the army having the rank of major to colonel.
The recognition plaque was received by Ma. Christina Alikpala, MBA, Academic Officer of ASoG, at a ceremony held at the Office of the Chief of Staff at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
âThis is one of our humble ways to contribute to the nationwide approach to security, where officials from other government agencies interact with fellow AFP members in a healthy exchange of ideas and foster meaningful partnership, âsaid Alikpala.
The competency benchmark for middle managers reflecting skill levels was developed from the research results. Extrinsic skills relate to stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, planning, systems thinking, solution-oriented solutions, people management, self-control and communication.
On the other hand, intrinsic skills are people management, self-control and communication.
AFP and ASoG supported the partnership in 2020 and conducted another CTNA project for junior officers (company officers) now spanning the ranks from second lieutenant to captain.
The project has become an extension of the AFP-ASoG competency framework for middle managers which complements the AFP-ASoG competency framework for the continuum of officers.
The project was officially concluded in the first quarter of 2021, and was approved and rated by the AFP chief on April 7.
Currently, ASoG has 80 AFP Fellows enrolled in its postgraduate governance programs.
âThe CTNA projects pave the way for the institutionalization of a progressive learning continuum on leadership and management for AFP. This is an important milestone for the organization as we continue to strengthen our partnership with our stakeholders as an institution that is neither above nor below the Filipinos rather than alongside them. in achieving sustainable peace and development, âsaid Sobejana. (PNA)