City Mayor John Geesnell Yap, together with the municipal mayors of Danao, Valencia, Trinidad, Talibon, Balilihan, San Miguel, Tubigon, Anda, Loon, Cortes, Calape, Carmen, Loboc, Clarin and Sevilla, was included in the final selection to participate in the Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP) of the Department of Health and Zuellig Family Foundation.
Atwo-year leadership development program designed to form the LocalChief Executives (LCE) and their health teams to be leaders for health to achieve the goals of the Philippine Health Agenda of 2016-2022.
The program aims to capacitate the LCEs, together with their health teams in an intensive training program which includes: championingthe health of the community through an intensive leadership training;establishing a health system which would provide the best possible health for its constituents irrespective of status, andimplementing a health system in line with the Philippine Health Agenda.
The program module outlines key areas inLeadership and Technical Coaching, Health System Strengthening Program (HSSP), Barangay Health Leadership and Management Program (BHLMP), and Technical Workshops on Health System and Interventions.
There will be four training modules which would be conducted in a classroom setting for four days which would focus on leadership and health systems development.
The sessions will provide inputs on personal mastery, leadership approaches on health system development, strategic thinking and critical analysis, multi-stakeholder processes and designing innovations.
Each training module targets the implementation of the LGUs respective action plans and health system roadmap. Monthly coaching supplemented by leadership and technical workshops for both the city/municipal and barangay leaders would also be provided.
A two-day activity which includes a one-day leadership retreat, processing of the 2-year leadership journey and a one-day colloquium activity celebrating program milestones and recognizing leadership and system transformations will cap the entire program. Yap looks forward to the capacity-building sessions and is optimistic that it will help Tagbilaran City achieve its goals in improving the delivery of its health services.