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UP unveils FVR leadership course for governance

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The University of the Philippines has launched a program seeking to maintain the legacy of former president Fidel V. Ramos.

The UP NCPAG – FIDEL V. RAMOS LEAD4R Fellowship Program on Advanced Governance and Leadership for Public Sector Reform—recently launched in Diliman—is an advanced governance and leadership course for continuing professional education.

It is open to current and emerging leaders from the government, civil society, and the private sector who believe in the power of collaboration, transparency, accountability, and inclusion to advance public sector reform and achieve sustainable and resilient development.

The launching was attended by former First Lady Amelita Ramos and three former cabinet members of the former president, namely former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan III and former Finance Secretary Roberto F. De Ocampo.

The fellowship program aims to cultivate and inculcate the enduring legacy of Ramos who affixed democratic principles to economic development, and in succeeding, gave his nation, the region, and the world a leadership model worthy of emulation.

A leading political actor, Ramos was a soldier who became a statesman through various leadership roles as his country emerged from the Cold War. He undertook these roles by systematically attending to both political and economic empowerment.

The economic growth that he thought to be the true foundation for democratic reform defined his presidency, both in his home country and internationally. The 10-month non-degree executive program will equip participants with results-oriented leadership tools, holistic and critical thinking skills, a collaborative mindset for problem-solving, and a “bibingka” approach to policy and program implementation.

Through the experiential learning component of the course, LEAD4R Fellows will also be exposed to good practices and innovations in the Philippines and abroad in pursuing meaningful changes at the organization, community, national level. Upon completion of the program — an equivalent of six units of a masteral program — LEAD4R Fellows will join the wide network of fellows, alumni, and graduate students of UP NCPAG to further advance their ideas and ideals.

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