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About the program

The Governance Boot Camp is a governance best practice and leadership training program designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement the PGS in their organizations.

The Basic Class focuses on the fundamental concepts of the PGS such as strategy design and execution, and on the functions and responsibilities of a critical governance mechanism—the Office for Strategy Management (OSM). This class is an ideal starting point for organizations interested in learning about the PGS.


  • Support the capacity of organizations in developing effective governance mechanisms for breakthrough results that positively impact stakeholders
  • Address the gaps in knowledge and skills needed to design and execute the PGS framework
  • Link individuals to other governance practitioners who share the advocacy of building an inclusive and sustainable Philippines through governance reform

Our Co-Hosts

Logo of the city government of Legazpi

City Government of Legazpi

Known for the majestic Mayon volcano, the City of Legazpi is the capital of the Province of Albay and the administrative center of the Bicol Region. The city is home to a number of colleges, universities, health institutions and businesses. With the Legazpi Airport and the Port of Legazpi, the city is accessible to all modes of transportation, making it an ideal city to travel to for work or play.

A partner of ISA since 2009, the City Government of Legazpi has already passed the Institutionalization stage. In 2017, the city received a Gold Trailblazer Award for its achievements towards their goal of becoming one of the top 5 convention destinations by 2020.

City Government of Sorsogon, Sorsogon

The City of Sorsogon, the capital of the Province of Sorsogon, is a hub of trade and commerce. Thanks to its strategic location, it houses different commercial districts of local businesses and franchises. Already a major supplier and producer of pili in the Philippines, the city aspires to revive its role of being one of the key players in the abaca industry.

True to the local government unit’s testament of providing comprehensive services to improve the lives of every Sorsoganon, the City Government of Sorsogon passed the Initiation stage at the recently held Public Governance Forum.


DAY 1 – #BC18 Legazpi
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018 | 12PM – 10PM
The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay

12:00 PM – 01:30 PMRegistration and Welcome Lunch

01:30 PM – 02:15 PMSolidarity Briefing
ISA Group Facilitators

02:15 PM – 03:00 PMBoot Camp Primer

What should you expect to learn in the four days of the Basic Class? This module will help you understand how the different PGS elements of initiation and compliance are represented in the other modules of the Boot Camp, as well as how each module is interconnected.

03:00 PM – 03:15 PMBreak

03:15 PM – 04:30 PMGovernance and the Development Mindset
Dr. Jesus Estanislao

Veteran government leader and good governance guru Dr. Jesus Estanislao opens the 18th Governance Boot Camp with a Boot Camp classic – governance and why it matters. Dr. Estanislao shares his insights and experiences in good governance and what it has to do with the progress of our country, and more importantly, how critical each of our roles are.

04:30 PM – 05:00 PMGroup Processing

06:30 PM – onwardsMayor’s Night

City Government of Legazpi


DAY 2 – #BC18 Legazpi
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018 | 8AM – 5PM
The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay

08:45 PM – 09:00 PMGroup Huddle

09:00 PM – 09:30 PMLinkages

09:30 PM – 12:00 PMStrategy Fundamentals
Mr. Chris Zaens

Execution begins with a well-crafted strategy. You will learn in this module what strategy is and what it isn’t based on the writings of the world’s thought leaders on the topic. Armed with the right understanding, you can then aim for breakthrough and go beyond business as usual.

12:00 PM – 01:30 PMLunch

01:30 PM – 04:30 PMPGS and SPMS Harmonization
Mr. Chris Zaens

Strategy implementation entails aligning government frameworks to your organization’s goals and objectives while knowing how to align strategic contributions determines how well you can tailor-fit your short, medium, and long-term goals to your daily operations. In this module, learn how to integrate the strategy to your organization’s day-to-day operations through the utilization of the Civil Service Commission’s Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS).

04:30 PM – 05:00 PMGroup Processing

05:00 PM – onwardsFree Night

DAY 3 – #BC18 Legazpi
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 | 8AM – 10PM
The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay

08:45 PM – 09:00 PMGroup Huddle

09:00 PM – 09:30 PMLinkages

09:30 PM – 12:00 PMDisciplined Execution
Mr. Chris Zaens

How do you translate the good intentions embodied in your plan to palpable results that benefit your constituents? This module introduces you to core principles and evidence-based mechanisms proven to address the barriers to successful strategy implementation.

12:00 PM – 01:30 PMLunch

01:30 PM – 04:30 PMStudy Tour
Legazpi City Office for Strategy Management

The City Government of Legazpi will share its transformation journey; focusing on the challenges and triumphs they overcame in setting up the Office of Strategy Management and making the PGS work for the City Hall. They will share actual experiences on expectations, realities, and solutions in implementing the PGS in the different stages of the pathway.

04:30 PM – 05:00 PMGroup Processing

06:45 PM – onwardsTheme Night

DAY 4 – #BC18 Legazpi
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018 | 8AM – 2PM
The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay

08:45 PM – 09:00 PMGroup Huddle

09:00 PM – 10:00 PMClosing Keynote
Hon. Noel Rosal

Each transformation journey is different, but there is always something new to learn from the experiences of others. In this module, Mayor Noel Rosal will share anecdotes on the challenges the City of Legazpi faced and how they were able to overcome every obstacle through perseverance and more.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PMSynthesis

11:00 PM – 12:00 PMAwarding Ceremony

12:00 PM – onwardsLunch

Participation fee

 BASIC CLASS Regular (PHP 36,000 per pax)
 BASIC CLASS Group of 5 (PHP 34,000 per pax)
 MASTER CLASS Regular (PHP 38,000 per pax)
 MASTER CLASS Group of 5 (PHP 36,000 per pax)
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Terms and Conditions

  1. All fees are inclusive of taxes.
  2. Your slot will be reserved upon submission of the proof of payment (cash/cheque/deposit slip).
  3. You may send your proof of payment via fax to (02) 886-3652 loc. 116, or via email to ldimalanta@isacenter.org.
  4. Deadline for submission of proof of payment is on July 27, 2018. Payments made after this date will be subject to an administrative fee of PHP 200 per delegate.
  5. An amount of 50% of the REGULAR participation fee will be charged to those who submit a registration form but do not attend the Boot Camp.
  6. Cancellations of registration can be requested and will be given a full refund before July 27, 2018, and a 50% refund before August 13, 2018. Any request for refunds or cancellations after August 13 will not be acknowledged.
  7. ISA reserves the right to cancel and/or postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of any cancellations or postponement, you will be notified via email.
  8. Program changes may occur without prior notice. ISA reserves the right to change any and all instructors for each module without prior notice

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