40 projects showcased in 1st Imus City CI symposium

By: Matea Alvyn H. Trinidad

After four months of mind-boggling, critical thinking exercises, creativity and tedious time spent in revision and finalization, 40 Continuous Improvement (CI) projects were presented and celebrated during the 1st CI Symposium of SDO Imus City held at Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort, Tanza, Cavite, last June 28-29.

A total of 40 CI teams from the 35 different public schools in Imus City, including the four stand-alone Senior High Schools, shared key insights regarding their CI projects through plenary presentations under the guidance of Coaches Matea Alvyn Trinidad, Ivan Honorpette Mijares, Riza Garcia, Adora G. Del Mundo and Gregorio Co Jr.

The Division CI teams underwent a three-day Basic CI Training last Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 and were guided by their assigned CI coaches in implementing their improvement projects within the Division for four months, with coaching sessions conducted every Friday.

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According to the CI coaches, the 40 CI projects focused on managing improvements on teaching-learning processes, specifically reading; managing human resources such as attendance tracking; governance and operations which include School-based Feeding Program processes and waste segregation; administrative and support services; and learning development.

TRUST THE PROCESS

“To reach perfection is to accept imperfections,” Regional Director Diosdado M. San Antonio shared in his keynote speech.

San Antonio added, “the center of DepEd’s vision is the learner. To be able to live with DepEd CALABARZON’s mantra that is excellence is a culture and quality is a commitment, our organization should continuously improve.”

He also commended the Division for having 100% CI practitioners in Region IV-A.

For his part, Mr. Ismael “Bong” Pangilinan, the Master of Master Coaches and Trainers of the Division CI Team, emphasized the importance of the unified effort of all schools in the Division in achieving continuous improvement.

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CI Master Coach Ismael “Bong” Pangilinan from the Basic Education Secto (BEST) stresses CI as a process-focused program which does not only listen to the voice of the customers but also to the voice of the process owners.

To complement the presentations, exhibits were also showcased during the symposium with outputs, brochures and know-hows of the process displayed in the form of a gallery. Notable representations of CI journey such as through airplane and kalesa were featured, a manifestation that each team has gone far with their journey and will still soar high for all Imuseño learners.

In her inspirational message, Dr. Editha M. Atendido, OIC-SDS, ended her message saying “Kapag may problema o issue, i-CI natin yan.”