LANDBANK AVPs Joselito Vallada of Human Resources Management Group (2nd to the left) and Emmanuel Hio Jr of Organization Development Department (center) receive the Outstanding Development Project Award under the Human Capital Development Category by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) for the Bank’s Management and Leadership Development (MLD) Program. photo supplied
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) was awarded with Outstanding Development Project Award under the Human Capital Development category for its Management and Leadership Development (MLD) Program. The distinction was conferred by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) during its 40th Annual Meeting last May 10-12, 2017 in Macao SAR, China.
The MLD program aims to strengthen the Bank’s Succession planning by ensuring the availability of a highly trained and qualified management pool. Programs under it include the Management Training Program (MTP), Branch Officers Development Program (BODP), Lending Officers Development Program (LODP), and Leadership Development Program (LDP).
AVP Joselito Vallada of Human Resources Management Group and AVP Emmanuel Hio Jr of Organization Development Department received the award on behalf of the Bank.
“We thank the ADFIAP for the recognition that affirmed the significance of the distinct major programs under the MLD framework for the Bank’s talents,” Vallada said in his acceptance speech.
Part of ADFIAP’s recognition is the integrated MTP curriculum that lets the participants immerse in LANDBANK-assisted cooperatives as a way of instilling the Bank’s mandate of countryside development.
Presently, 57 graduates of MTP occupy managerial positions with 55 leading critical departments/units tasked in accomplishing the Bank’s strategic objectives.
The ADFIAP Development Awards recognize and honor member-banks which have undertaken and/or assisted projects that have created a development impact in their respective countries. The Institutional Awards have nine categories namely: human resource development, environmental development, SME development, infrastructure development, technology development, trade development, local economic development, development finance – led poverty reduction, and corporate governance.
In July 2016, the MLDP was also awarded as the Graduate Employment Programme of the Year- Philippines by the Asian Banking and Finance Magazine.
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