The knowledge fair provides an opportunity for knowledge sharing across the Department and the different stakeholders of social welfare and development. It is an opportunity that showcases practices for process improvement and effective delivery of services on social welfare and development.
The knowledge fair seeks to provide discussion on topics which are relevant for its stakeholders so that effective action will be achieved by its participants.
The topics that will be selected for the different batches and target groups will be aligned with the strategic initiatives of the Department. Moreover, the knowledge fair is in support to the following policies:
The Knowledge Management (KM) Framework (Administrative Order 17, s. 2011), describes that the outcome of KM in the Department is for it to become a learning organization through the process of creating, sharing and using knowledge.
Relative to the skills of a learning organization, knowledge fair highlights the skills on learning from past experiences, learning from best practices of others and transferring knowledge quickly and efficiently throughout the organization.
Learning from past experiences includes lessons learned and strategies that worked well. The sharing of good practices along social welfare and development will help participants in reducing costs of implementation because they need not reinvent the wheel and experience trial and error on a proven effective practice.
By the end of the activity, the participants will be able to identify practices/strategies/initiatives on social welfare and development that contributes to productivity and innovation in the workplace which may be considered by the participants for possible replication. Specifically, they will be able to:
Examine practices/ strategies/ initiatives which have a great potential on addressing the concerns in the workplace to relate it with their specific contexts; and
Recommend the practices/strategies/initiatives which will have the greatest potential.
The target participants for this activity are 70 DSWD Staff (KM Focal/Alternate/Team members or Representative of the Office).
Making Learning and Development Intervention Interesting – FO CAR was able to get 100% participation of the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDOs) in the region because of their strategy in making the conduct of their learning and development intervention interesting. Their strategy, which uses KM tools, will be discussed on coming up with this innovation. This innovation also contributed to the making Mr. Jerry Julian, head of the Capacity Building Section (CBS), an awardee of the “Gawad Maestro” of the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD).
Centralized Data Sharing – Part of good Knowledge Management is having the right knowledge to the right people at the right time. FO CAR was able to develop an innovation that allows all staff of the Field Office to a centralized repository of knowledge rich documents, making it easy for decision-makers and implementers to get what they needed.
Business Process and Requirements Analysis (BPRA) and Process Flow Chart and monitoring usage of findings from research – This knowledge management strategy was championed by the regional director of FO NCR wherein 41 offices are required to develop their BPRA and process flow chart resulting to business efficiency of its core work processes. The region was also able to develop a template for monitoring the results of research initiatives in the region.
INFIMOS – Integrated Financial Monitoring System – This is one of the many systems developed by FO Caraga that facilitates efficiency in all their financial transactions. All staff are able to access this system and get updates on the status of their transactions real time. This system helps the region in getting the right info at the right time, facilitates reporting process of financial related transactions and aids in decision making contributing to timely monitoring of utilization rate of the FO.