The biggest gathering of human resource (HR) practitioners will happen at the 2016 Public Sector HR Symposium on May 23 to 25, 2016 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.


With the theme, “Managing Transitions in Strategic Human Resource and Organization Development,” the symposium will bring together local and international resource speakers to talk on best practices, tools, and techniques on proactively managing transitions. It aims to enable people and organizations not only to cope with, but also to harness, change leading to dramatic improvements in governance and public service.

The event is jointly organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Australian Government through the Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility.

Last year, over 1,800 HR practitioners from the public and private sectors attended the symposium, which was also held in Cebu.

Confirmed speakers include Cultural Center of the Philippines Board of Trustees Chairperson Emily Abrera who will discuss the role of strategic communication during organizational transitions, Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer John Philip Orbeta, and Pulse Asia Research Inc. President Ronald Holmes.

Speakers from the Australian academe who are lined up to speak during the event include Queensland University of Technology’s director for Human Resource Department Nicole Bunning, University of New England Professor of Management Dr. John Rice, and University of Newcastle Senior Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Waterhouse.

“This is the fourth year we are hosting the Public Sector HR Symposium and as in previous years, the participants can expect to learn much from our seasoned pool of speakers and to share insights and experiences with other HR professionals,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

Chairperson Bala added that the theme of this year’s symposium is aptly timed with the upcoming elections. “We hope this would allow the participants to reflect on the critical role of leaders and HR practitioners in managing transitions, particularly in ensuring a healthy balance between continuity and change, in order to ensure that governance and service delivery are not compromised.”

Interested participants may log-on to for the online registration procedures and other details. For more information about the 2016 Public Sector HR Symposium, please contact telephone numbers (02) 931-8095; (02) 931-7935; (02) 931-7939 loc. 301-305; or (02) 931-4182. You may also send an email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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