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DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021 (11 February 2021 - 2PM to 4PM)

08 February 2021



  • All DOT-Accredited Tourism Enterprises
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Subject: DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021

Date: 11 February 2021 – 2:00 TO 4:00 P.M.

The Department of Tourism-National Capital Region (DOT-NCR) is staging its third FREE online leadership activity, dubbed “Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience” on February 11, 2021 (Thursday), from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is invited to formally welcome all the participants and deliver her inspirational remarks.

Brief Description:
The Leadership Excellence Series 2021 (“LES”): A 360° Virtual Learning Experience is DOT-NCR’s on-going initiative that forms part of the National Recovery Campaign of the Department of Tourism for the Tourism Industry. LES 2021, inspired by the worldrenowned TEDTalks, is a creatively programmed online course brought to life from the traditional webinar format through 3D and greenscreen technology. It features “high impact,” “long-lasting,” “disruptive” and “novel” topics, which will be headlined by captains of industry, policy-shapers, thought makers and the like. These quarterly online learning courses are aligned with the DOT-OIMD’s direction to “re-tool,” “re-skill,” and “re- boot” tourism leaders and frontliners, while the DOT- NCR aims to deliver these courses with the concept of Filipino Hospitality 2.0 in mind.

Tourism-related stakeholders, frontliners and business owners including executives, planners, and decision-makers that are part of the tourism value chain in the National Capital Region of the Philippines

Project Objectives:
This 2-hour learning activity aims to achieve the following in terms of overall tourism development.

  1. To equip tourism frontliners with practical and necessary knowledge vital during the new normal
  2. To inspire tourism stakeholders with an optimistic view of the future 3) To contribute towards the overall recovery of the tourism industry The event is also aimed to cement the position of the Regional Office as the center of digital learning in the Philippines.

On DOT-NCR’s behalf, allow me to personally extend my invitation to you and your tourism stakeholders to be one with in this online learning activity so that as we move forward with shared capabilities towards recovery.

It will be appreciated much if you can also host a watch party for our online event via your official social media accounts.

Kindly see the attached program deck, and please do let us know if you have any clarifications. You may also contact our project officer, Dee Mandigma (+63 928 507 2110) and program manager, Ramon de los Reyes (+63 917 537 9157).

Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration and esteem.

Woodrow C. Maquiling, Jr.
Regional Director
National Capital Region

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