Punla sa Tao Foundation & RBAP-MABS conduct Microfinance Leadership Training

Eleven participants from five rural banks attended the recently concluded Microfinance Management Development Workshop facilitated by Punla sa Tao Foundation, a MABS Service Provider, and RBAP-MABS at the NATCCO Hostel in Quezon City. Most of the attendees are mid-level managers of their respective banks while a few are top officers and board members. Participants learned the basic concepts and supervisory tools in performance management and the management functions of planning, reviewing, evaluating, developing and motivating for peak performance.
Using training modules from the RBAP-MABS Program and Citibank’s Institute for Leadership Development and Accelerated Development (I-LEAD), the workshop was intended to enhance the management and leadership skills of rural bankers as well as improve their technical skills to properly manage the bank’s microfinance operations. Punla Foundation led the training and RBAP-MABS provided strategic technical support. Participants provided very positive feedback after the training, stating that they “gained a lot of insights on motivation and coaching” and that the topic was “almost perfect”.
The three-day workshop helped participants rediscover their values and behavior to better understand and equip themselves on how to effectively supervise their microfinance staff and account officers. The activity was further stimulated through various workshops, group exercises, video show on coaching, and sharing of practical lessons and experiences in managing people. An officer of Rural Bank of Gattaran noted “As an OIC, this workshop helped me a lot. I have learned in this seminar that there is a need to coach all the staff and I need to improve on this immediately”.
Punla sa Tao Foundation is a knowledge organization in microfinance and micro-enterprise development that builds institutional capacities through programs and services on training, consultancy, program management, research, and social investments.RBAP-MABS has been working with them since 2003 to assist it in providing services to rural banks.
Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program in partnership with the Rural Bankers’ Association of the Philippines (RBAP), with oversight from the Office of the President through the Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA).

Supervisors Training 1

Eleven participants from five rural banks attended the recently concluded Microfinance Management Development Workshop facilitated by RBAP MABS and Punla sa Tao Foundation, a MABS Service Provider. Held at the NATCCO Hostel in Quezon City, most of the attendees were mid-level managers of their respective banks, while a few were top officers and board members.

Through this workshop, the participants learned the basic concepts and supervisory tools in performance management and the management functions of planning, reviewing, evaluating, developing and motivating for peak performance.

Using training modules from the RBAP-MABS Program and Citibank’s Institute for Leadership Development and Accelerated Development (I-LEAD), the workshop was conducted to enhance the management and leadership skills of rural bankers. By improving their technical skills, the bankers can properly manage their microfinance operations. Punla Foundation led the training and RBAP-MABS provided strategic technical support. Participants provided very positive feedback after the training, stating that they “gained a lot of insights on motivation and coaching” and that the topic was “almost perfect”.

Supervisors Training 2

The three-day workshop helped the participants rediscover their values and behavior to better understand and equip themselves on how to effectively supervise their microfinance staff and account officers. The activity was further stimulated through various workshops, group exercises, video show on coaching, and sharing of practical lessons and experiences in managing people. An officer of Rural Bank of Gattaran noted “As an OIC, this workshop helped me a lot. I have learned in this seminar that there is a need to coach all the staff and I need to improve on this immediately”.

Punla sa Tao Foundation is a knowledge organization in microfinance and micro-enterprise development that builds institutional capacities through programs and services on training, consultancy, program management, research, and social investments. RBAP-MABS has been working with them since 2003 to assist it in providing services to rural banks.

Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program in partnership with the Rural Bankers’ Association of the Philippines (RBAP), with oversight from the Office of the President through the Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA).