More enrollees flock to CLRG's courses for newly elected officials
5 August 2013
One hundred sixteen (116) local legislators recently finished the one-week Introductory Course on Excellence in Local Legislation (iExceLL). Participants included 3 vice governors, 23 vice mayors, 20 board members and 53 city and municipal councilors. Large groups came from the provinces of Batangas and Isabela. The course was held from 29 July to 2 August at the NCPAG, University of the Philippines Diliman. This is the third course offering of iExceLL which has experienced record enrollments after the 2nd national automated and synchronized elections.
This week, an expected 60 participants mostly from the Visayas and Mindanao will be attending the Special Course on Local Governance and Policymaking--a course administered by CLRG for the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL). The course is also called the Legislative Skills Enhancement Training for Local Legislators (Legislative SETLLE).
Some 34 newly elected local government executives will be attending the Preparatory Course on Local Governance
(Prepare U) on 6 to 8 August 2013. Prepare U is an introductory course for newly elected and returning local chief executives and their staff.
CLRG experienced record spikes in enrollments even before newly elected officials assumed their posts last 30 June. One month later, inquiries for CLRG courses continue. CLRG Director Ramy Ocenar says that "This may be an indication that the new set of officials are more willing to upgrade their skills to better serve their constituents. The media coverage of celebrities attending CLRG's crash courses may have helped too. At any rate, CLRG will continue to support UP's mission of Shaping Minds that Shape the Nation. More participants mean a larger population of leaders will be influenced with development perspectives for local governance. "
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