By: Jois Roueli O. Ferrer
Following NAMRIA's 'We Invest in People' Silver accreditation which took effect on 18 May 2021, NAMRIA Administrator, Usec. Peter N. Tiangco, PhD shared the agency's innovations and best practices to support its COVID-19 response during the 14th Investors in People (IIP) concourse. The two-hour webinar was streamed via Zoom on 12 November 2021.
The concourse was the first of IIP's two-part event called Thriving through Agility. NAMRIA was one of three featured organizations that discussed unique and inspiring topics under IIP's umbrella theme Pathways to Agility. The opening remarks were delivered by IIP Philippines Chairperson Ms. Janet P. Webster.
IIP Philippines Chairperson Ms. Janet P. Webster delivers her opening remarks.
Screenshot from the webinar featuring Administrator Tiangco shown here with webinar host Ms. Sarah McLeod
Screenshot of Administrator Tiangco during his talk on NAMRIA's innovations and best practices
Administrator Tiangco's talk was on Innovation in a Crisis: Supporting the COVID-19 Response through Geospatial Information and People Strategy Innovations. His discussion was divided into four approaches: (1) repurposing resources, (2) providing support mechanisms, (3) fully embracing digital transformation, and (4) retooling mindsets. He explained how the approaches ensure that the agency maintains its essential functions during the pandemic or in any emergency situation, and enhances employee productivity. He said that "The biggest honors go to our people. They have enabled NAMRIA to go this far." He also spoke of his aspirations of Gold or Platinum for the agency in the next assessment.
The concourse ended with the congratulatory messages given to the three organizations for their accreditations.
IIP congratulates NAMRIA for its 'We Invest in People' Silver accreditation.
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