Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Orientation Program

It is a ground breaking initiative of the Local Government Academy (LGA) in its commitment to come up with harmonized and holistic capacity development delivery mechanism for the local government units.

The NEO consisting of three parts, is intended to capacitate LGUs in formulating a term based development roadmap that is anchored on the national agenda.

Part I. General Orientation Program

Track 1: Orientation Program for the new set of Local Officials to help them understand the LGU State of Local Governance, their tasks and responsibilities, critical steps for the 1st 100 days in office and assist them in crafting an ELA.

Track 2:  Special Orientation for local chief executives that will be designed depending on the needs of LCEs as identified by the leagues of local governments.

Part II. Provincial Orientation and Alliance Building

The Provincial Government supported by the DILG, thru its provincial offices, will conduct this part of the NEO program to help provincial governments define their strategic direction. Together with the component cities and municipalities, the provincial governments are expected to formulate the development agenda and investment priorities thru the ELA. The alliance building workshops shall ensure the vertical and horizontal integration of local government plans.

Part III. Special Topics on Core LGU Operations and Sectoral Concerns

After going thru the orientation program, local officials may immediately avail of training programs on various local governance areas. Briefing on special topics will focus on Governance, Administration, Social Services, Economic Development and Environmental Management. An inventory of training programs for LGUs offered by national government agencies, local resource institutions and other training institutes will be made available thru the Local Governance Resource Centers (LGRCs).