The Purpose of
Learning Chapters
Philippine Society for Training and Development Chapters (PSTD) are established to professionalize Workplace Learning and Performance practice (WLP) in the whole Philippines To expand PSTD’s reach and synergize WLP competencies To provide an avenue for WLP professionals to network, learn and share best practices

The Purpose of

Learning Chapters

Philippine Society for Training and Development Chapters (PSTD) are established to professionalize Workplace Learning and Performance practice (WLP) in the whole Philippines To expand PSTD’s reach and synergize WLP competencies To provide an avenue for WLP professionals to network, learn and share best practices

Learning Chapter Benefits

1. They may use the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) logo, name, and brand identity according to the standards specified by PSTD.
They will be given assistance and support by a designated Chapter Mentor (appointed by the PSTD National) in their chapter operations.

2. They may seek counsel and guidance on matters relating to the “Society” and administration of the chapter and on personnel management and industrial relations in general.

3. Leadership Training shall be provided to Chapter Board Members, provided that the expenses that will be incurred by the training (air fare, transportation, accommodations, etc.) shall be covered by the chapter. They shall be provided a copy of circulars, special studies, reports, and all other materials regularly circulated to PSTD members and its affiliates, while the members of their Board of Trustees shall be given access to the e-group and website of PSTD National.

4. They will be provided Resource Speakers to conduct two (2) programs a year (chapter to shoulder board and lodging, and airfare of Resource Speaker) for membership development or public programs to generate funds for the chapter.

5. They will be assisted in securing speakers and/or lecturers for their own activities such as seminars, special conferences, and will have access to PSTD’s Roster of Speakers.

6. Chapters and their members may attend lectures, seminar, conferences and related activities sponsored by PSTD National at member rates.

7. Commission from the number of participants they send to the National Convention or Chapter discount rates during conventions. The money that will be generated shall be used for Chapter operation Upon authorization by the PSTD National Board of Trustees, they may sponsor any undertaking on behalf of the PSTD in the area where the Chapter is located.

8. Commission from the number of participants they send to the National Convention or Chapter discount rates during conventions. The money that will be generated shall be used for Chapter operation.

9. Upon authorization by the PSTD National Board of Trustees, they may sponsor any undertaking on behalf of the PSTD in the area where the Chapter is located.

Chapter Requirements

For a new chapter to be chartered by Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD), it must:

1. Register at least 12 members (individual or corporate) to PSTD National.

Note: These 12 (or more) National members are the ones who will be qualified to run for the first Chapter election. Corporate members have 2 votes but only 1 can run for election.

2. Have submitted a Petition to Organize a Chapter to PSTD National

3. Have Bylaws approved by PSTD Board of Trustees

4. Have scheduled an election to be facilitated by a member of the Board of Trustees of PSTD National

5. Have a clear plan of action for meeting PSTD requirements for affiliation and recognition.

Upon renewal (or succeeding years), the Chapter shall pay PSTD National  an amount equivalent to Corporate Membership Fee  for Chapter Membership renewal  subject to change  depending on economic health of the Chapter.

Nature & Purpose

These Chapters shall be chapter organizations within the organizational framework of the PSTD and, as chapter organizations, they shall elect their own directors, officers and administer their affairs in accordance with the following guidelines;

1. Their purposes and activities must be aligned with the objectives of PSTD.

2. They shall establish their own administrative policies, rules and regulations as they deem appropriate, provided these are not in conflict with the interests of PSTD National.

3. They shall clearly identify themselves as PSTD Chapters.

4. They shall participate in activities of the PSTD specially the Annual Conventions and General Membership Meetings and/or whenever their participation is to the best interest of the “Society” as a whole.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Chapters shall abide by the following requirements of Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD):

1. Each Chapter must have a leadership team who will represent members of the chapter to PSTD National.

2. Chapters must be comprised of and maintain a minimum of 20 members and must pay PSTD National their Chapter annual dues equivalent to that of a corporate member.

3. Chapters must submit an Annual Operational Plans and Budget to PSTD National a month after the assumption of the new Board into office and must submit a chapter report quarterly in the form of a Performance Review and Analysis.

4. Each and every member of the Chapters shall be vested with rights and obligations of a PSTD member, in accordance with Article II of the PSTD Constitution and By-Laws, provided that they meet the qualifications for membership in Section 2 of the same Article.

Learning Chapters

Northern Mindanao Chapter
The Philippine Society for Training & Development (PSTD) Northern Chapter elected its 2011 Board of Trustees last November 2010 during the society’s Tipanan and Learning session, held Cagayan de Oro City. Some officers of the PSTD National Chapter flew in from Manila to witness the event. The identified objectives of the new board include, attracting more people who are in the training or consulting practice to join the society and inviting them to participate in the 37th National Convention of the society in Davao on May 17-19, 2011, where more than 400 training practitioners from different parts of the country are expected to join.
Davao Chapter

The PSTD Davao re-established itself on February 2011 by electing a new Board of Trustees. On May 17-19 of the same year, the Philippine Society of Training and Development held its 37th National Convention in Apo View Hotel, Davao City.

 

The Panagtigum

As part of its efforts to contextualize and draw from local training and development culture, the Davao Chapter established the Panagtigum, a gathering of chapter members and and Mindanao-based T&D professionals. Learning exchange and fellowship are the main goals of these gatherings. The first Panagtigum was held on June 2011 in Apo View Hotel. Mr. Arthur Florentin shared new movements in the field and encouraged training and development practitioners to become better Workplace Learning and Performance Professionals. The second Panagtigum was held in D’Leonor Hotel on September 2011. Mr. Carlos “Pido” Aguilar shared 8 Stress Dissolvers & 8 IMPROVS Games to improve the wellbeing of training professionals, widen their repertoire of training activities.

The PSTD Davao Chapter continues to hold fellowship gatherings and meetings during special occasions and visits from the PSTD National, and other chapters. As it looks forward to the upcoming years, PSTD Davao aims to further explore possibilities for Workplace Learning and Performance Professionals in corporate practice and in local development work.

 

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