On 8 to 11 May 2012, the Personnel Officers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (POAP) conducted two seminars at Hotel Veniz, Baguio City. Mr. Guillermo P. Bautista Jr. and Ms. Narcisa P. Gandeza attended the Managing Workplace Attitude seminar, while Ms. Pia C. Campo attended the Training the Trainer with Designing a Training Program.
The two seminars aimed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government employees by tackling issues and concerns about staff development and employee relations. In the Designing a Training Program seminar, resource persons gave an overview and short exercises on how to prepare a training program for employees based on personal and organizational-level needs analysis to promote a sustainable staff development program in offices. In the Managing Workplace Attitude seminar, the resource persons discussed how supervisors could mediate conflicts between employees and address negative work attitudes.