PASIG CITY, September 24, 2019 – In response to the challenges of the K to 12 implementation, about 4,000 education leaders of the Department of Education (DepEd) will convene at the Manila Marriot Hotel on September 24 to 26, 2019.

Organized by the Association of DepEd Directors (ADD), the three-day convention is anchored on the theme, “Challenged Leaders: Embracing the Future, Braving the Changes.”

In a Memorandum, Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones underscored the assembly’s aim to provide the education leaders the opportunity to strengthen their capabilities in achieving the goals of the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

In her message, she urged the education leaders to continuously keep pace with the changes in the Department: “It is imperative that you must always be ready to inspire and support our teaching and non-teaching personnel toward achieving our goal of producing holistically developed learners equipped with the 21st century skills and competencies.”

The Education chief added, “As we brave through the changes and embrace the future, your accountability, integrity, stewardship, servitude and trust would serve as our compass toward the attainment of our goal.”

According to ADD President and Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD) Dir. Jocelyn Andaya ,  this 3rd ADD Convention highlights the intricacies and demands of organizational management and the educational leaders’ commitment to provide the best public service to the Filipino children and the nation.

“The selected speakers in this year’s assembly are challenged leaders themselves who have shown considerable courage, derring-do, and ingenuity in navigating the leadership landscape,” she added.

DepEd directors, superintendents, chiefs of offices, and school heads are the expected participants in the convention.