The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) thru the efforts of the Planning and Policy Formulation Division (PPFD) of Corporate Planning Department (CPD) and with the assistance of the Quality Management System (QMS) Committee conducted the 2018 Strategic Planning on September 5 and 6 at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City.
This year’s Strategic Planning aimed to finalize the Agency’s 2018 Charter Statement, Strategy Map and proposed Performance Scoreboard with Strategic Initiative Profile in preparation for submission pursuant to PCSO Strategic Performance Management System and Governance Commission on GOCC (GCG) MC 2017-02.
All the executives and officials of PCSO including the officers of the Sweepstakes Employees Union (SEU) and Sectoral Secretariats attended the two-day planning session.
In his message, General Manager Alexander Balutan shared a quote from one of China’s greatest leaders and strategists, Sun Tzu.
“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand,” he quoted.
He then asked all the participants to carefully calculate and assess the Agency’s targets to ensure that the short-term and long-term goals will be achieved.
He also encouraged everyone to work hard, harder, and hardest to meet the targets of the Agency, not just to be compliant or just to get the PBB, but rather let the activities in PCSO be for a higher purpose and valuable in enabling the agency to uphold its mandate of providing funds for charities of national character.
On the first day, during the planning proper, discussion on the following were done by the participants: 1) Looking back on the 2016-2017 Comparative PCSO Accomplishments and presentation of GCG MC2017-02; 2) Revisiting PCSO’s Vision, Core Values, Strategy Map; 3) Crafting of PCSO’s Five Year Plan (2018-2022) and 4) Performance Scorecard.
On the next day, OIC-Manager of the Corporate Planning Department and QMS Committee Head Jerusa Corpuz did a recap on the discussions and agreements on Day 1.
Identification and presentation of Strategic initiatives per sector followed. Wrapping Up of discussion and agreements of the two-day sessions was also done by Corpuz.
Before the planning session finally ended, Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz gave his closing remarks. He thanked Ramirez for facilitating and coming out with the output for the two-day activity. Said outputs will be submitted by the Agency to the GCG.
He likewise congratulated the Corporate Planning Department and the Planning and Policy Formulation Division led by Division Chief Pilar Cruz for conducting the 2018 Strategic Planning.
He also said that it is good for PCSO to hold meetings outside the metro for activities like this. Chairman Corpuz congratulated the AGMs and DMs of each sector for coming up with a product from their own making. He ended his message by asking everyone to help one another and work as a team in achieving the objectives, desires and targets of PCSO.
Romeo Ramirez, an ISO coach-mentor from CRR Management Consultancy who is also PCSO’s QMS coach, facilitated the 2018 Strategic Planning with the able assistance of Corpuz and Cruz during the two-day planning session.
With the cooperation showed by the participants, the inputs and guidance shared by the facilitator, the thorough preparation done by the Corporate Planning Department and the generous assistance given by the QMS Committee, the 2018 Strategic Planning was a productive and meaningful one.
ROSELLE DELA UMBRIA/PHOTOS BY ARNOLD RAMOS AND EUGENIO DARCY GERONIMO