Spearheaded by the Human Resource Management Office, a webinar on Personal and Professional Development was held on April 28 & 29, 2022 participated by faculty and staff in all campuses. Mr. Jonas Miranda, Union President and current BAC chair, was the first speaker and gave important information about SSCT’s Program on Awards and Incentives or Service Excellence or PRAISE. He also congratulated SSCT for having been awarded Level2 in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management or PRIME-HRM. Dr.Rosemarie C. Arcaya, HRMO Designate, also gave an orientation on the Learning and Development Process Flow.
Former SSCT English Instructor and now Atty. Sem Precioso A. Villareal, Deputy Director of PNP Internal Affairs Service Region XIII, discussed the Law Against Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices of Public Officers. In the afternoon, Ms.Maria Pamela P. Flores, a psychologist , talked about Workplace Counselling, which according to her, is not about giving advice but providing
a non-judgmental, emphatic, and accessible means to allow an employee to find a way forward. Ms. Flores also provided insights on cultivating mental health, avoiding work burnout, and making time for self-care. She also emphasized the concept of co-responsibility and that employees should always be evaluating themselves and ask if what they are doing is helpful to them and to their co-workers.
In day two of the webinar, LBP Surigao Manager Mr.Charlito D. Arquion and Ms.Anabie G. Galaura, LBP Trust Sales Marketing Officer Head expounded on the topics on Financial Literacy and Personal Finances. They gave tips on how to save money, allot a rainy day fund and prepare for retirement, financially. A lecture on Personal and Professional Growth and Stress Management was also given by SSCT Instructor Mr.Matt B. Sinaca and Conflict Management by registered guidance counselor Dr. Henry M. Yap.
In her closing remarks, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Emmylou A. Borja thanked the faculty and staff for their active participation and hoped that the learning from the webinar will make everyone be better as individuals and as public officers.