THE Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan has joined hands with the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) to graduate the first batch of its professional Diploma in Human Resources Management (DHRM) program in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Human Resource Management (AIHRM).
The diploma program aims to develop greater knowledge and expertise in managing people across industries in Northern Mindanao, and complement the hands-on experience of current office administrators, business owners, and HR practitioners and to provide a more professional understanding into the technical and operational matters associated with managing people and complying with labor laws.
“The DHRM is being taught by industry professionals who have a lot of knowledge and experience,” explained former PMAP-CDO president Maria Soledad dela-Fuente Amir.
“It is an exciting time for us and an excellent opportunity for those who are currently working full-time in Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Misamis Occidental," Amir noted. "The approach will afford the students a deeper insight into their profession, allowing them to make better decisions in their work while giving them a competitive advantage in their career."
Those who seek to develop and strengthen their career path can take the five certificate courses under this diploma program.
Designed for working professionals, the program is held Saturdays. It started on June 16, 2018, and ended September 21, 2019 to complete the five Certificate Courses in HR Development, HR Planning and Acquisition, Compensation Management, Labor Relations, and Organization Development.
Five experts in the field of human resources served as facilitators for the various courses: Dr Aster Daan (HR Development), Dr Marilu Dizon (HR Planning and Acquisition), Napoleon Trillanes Jr (Compensation Management), Dr Dulce Corazon Esperon (Labor Relations), and Aida May Bergado-De Guzman (Organization Development).
The program provided students with an excellent balance between theoretical understanding and practical insights about the current HR environment.
For the first cycle, the program successfully produced five graduates who completed the said five certificate courses: Liezl A Deloso, Ferdinand Basilio E Esguerra, Gina Maris M Libot, and Grace C Maniquiz (HR Officer) and Rogelio A Lee Jr (DHRM Coordinator and Psychology Faculty Member) from Xavier Ateneo.
They will attend the graduation ceremony of the Diploma in Human Resource Management program at Shangri-La Makati during the PMAP 650th General Membership Meeting on October 23, 2019.
“DHRM builds on the technical and operational aspects of HR and addresses the demand and identified gaps in the market with the academic rigor of a higher diploma,” Lee shared.
Students have gained three credit units from each certificate so they can continue their studies to a degree level by applying credits earned.