Four (4) BiPSU personnel have completed the Certificate Course on Futures-Thinking offered by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). Dr. Erwin Salvatierra, Vice President for Student and External Affairs, Mr. Vennie Coton, Faculty Regent, Mr. Paul Matthew Bentor, Research Chair of the School of Technology and Computer Studies
(STCS), and Mr. Joedel Peñaranda, Director of Institutional Planning Office (IPO) were awarded Certificate of Completion in a virtual graduation ceremony held last September 25 via video conferencing.
“This certificate course is a remarkable step in democratizing futures thinking in the country particularly in the public sector,” DAP’s Senior Vice-President and Dean of the DAP-GSPDM Dr. Lizan Perante-Calina disclosed.
According to the DAP’s GSPDM, “The course was designed to provide the participants a learning space and to allow them to have an open, non-judgmental, collaborative, gamified, and balanced learning environment. It integrates critical and systems thinking, creative thinking, design, experimentation, imagination, and strategic innovations in foresight in an emergent, integrative, and empowering way.”
Supervised by Prof. Shermon O. Cruz, Director and Chief Futurist of the Center for Engaged Foresight, BiPSU’s representatives to the course submitted two (2) Scenario Development Projects (SDPs) namely:
- The ‘Weaving of Worthiness’ Continues? Alternative Futures of Biliran Province State University by 2051 using ADB’s Scenarios Method
- Smart Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) 2050: Bridging Technology and Education to Share a Better Tomorrow