Skills Lab2022-03-01T13:59:39+08:00

Skills Lab

Skills Lab

The Skills Lab is a capacity development program designed to empower organizations by enhancing diverse skills unique to any organization’s needs to achieve long-term sustainability and success.

Project Management: Being In Charge of Your Roadmap

April 28-29, 2022 | 09:00AM to 12:00NN | via Zoom


Lack of proper management and implementation of projects reduces your organization’s capacity to improve and affects the accomplishment of strategic goals. Knowing how to properly craft plans that maximize resources to move objectives and tasks towards completion is a game-changer that can yield big wins for your organization.

This course aims to highlight various processes and methodologies of project management that will complement your organization’s PGS implementation so you can go beyond better.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of project management and the project cycle.
  2. Apply techniques in project scoping, costing, and maximizing resources to meet project objectives.
  3. Use various methodologies to support the implementation of initiatives and activities aligned with your organization’s strategy.

Manager for Workforce Strategy & Planning
Philip Morris International



Sprint to Success: Reinventing Ways of Working

May 26-27, 2022 | 09:00AM to 12:00NN | via Zoom


Organizations need to adapt and transform existing practices given the current paradigm shift. With the transition from the traditional business model into a more customer-centric one, it’s important to keep up with the changing structure to deliver first-class services continually.

This course aims to introduce various tools and techniques that can guide your organization into maximizing productivity, having better decision-making skills, and preparing for potential risks that you may face in the future.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the concepts of using the Agile method for working.
  2. Identify key practices your organization needs to be future-ready.
  3. Incorporate lessons learned to foster your organization’s delivery of quality services.





Communicating a PGS-centric Strategy
(June 2-3, 2022)

The story of your transformation journey goes beyond the Strategy Map and Scorecard. Communicating your PGS strategy starts with discovering the core of your desired transformation and constructing a narrative to reflect the road to achieving your vision.

Have a better appreciation of what your organization must do beyond the objectives and targets, and effectively convey this direction to the rest of your organization. Become a guide to your colleagues into appreciating your organization’s strategic change agenda and overall strategy, and package your story to gain commitment from your internal stakeholders.

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement
(June 16-17, 2022)

Course description will be available soon.

Working Hand-in-Hand in the PGS Pathway
(July 28-29, 2022)

Course description will be available soon.

Overcoming Disruption Through Periods of Change
(August 18-19, 2022)

Course description will be available soon.

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