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50th Leadership + Management Development Program

Course Name 50th Leadership + Management Development Program
Schedule June 27, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Calendar schedule available upon request

Price: Php 119,000

As a professional manager, you have reached a vital position in your organization.  You have accumulated experience in your functional area.

Develop the knowledge and skills that will sustain the progress you have achieved in your career.  Become more valuable to your organization by increasing your effectiveness as a manager and leader.

Strengthen your management skills and further develop your leadership capabilities, through Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP).

LMDP is an intensive 12-week program that covers subjects available in a regular MBA program.  The program is designed to accommodate the work schedule of the target participants, requiring minimum time-away from the workplace.

Join the hundred of managers who have experienced a valuable career boost through the LMDP.


After the course, you will:

  1. Strengthen your fundamental management skills, increase your decision-making abilities; and improve your supervisory and team-building proficiencies;
  2. Develop a general management perspective, which helps you align yourself and your team with the company's overall goals; and
  3. Broaden your knowledge of functional areas other than your own, which enables you to understand the company's various functions and contribute to cross-functional processes.
Who should attend

The LMDP brings together middle managers of midsize and large companies, higher-level managers of small companies, managers of nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs who want to sharpen their management and leadership skills.


The LMDP is delivered in three modules encompassing 12 courses.

I. Core Management Skills

The courses in this module provide participants with intensive training in fundamental concepts and skill, updated with latest techniques.

    A. The Art of Directing People: Engages you in theater-based exercises as a way to appreciate the essential tasks of leadership and management.

    B. Appreciating Financial Statements: Enables you to interpret financial performance intelligently. 

    C. Analytical Problem Solving: Arms you with techniques for analyzing problems and deciding on alternatives.

    D. Economics for Business: Teaches you managerial economics  and its impact on your business decisions.

II. Core Functional Skills

The courses in this module deepen appreciation of diverse management functions and their contribution to meeting overall company objectives.

     A. People Management: Coaches you in skills of handling and partnering with people. 

     B. Marketing Management: Establishes a deeper understanding of the dynamics of customers, markets, and products/services.

     C. Financial Management: Equips you with techniques in financial analysis and making financial decisions.

     D. Supply Chain Management: Shows you how you can contribute to your company’s supply chain, which is the complex interaction of products, processes, infrastructure, information, and people focused on achieving customer satisfaction.

III. Integrative Courses

The courses in this module integrate lessons learned and provide a strategic, general management perspective, updated with current trends and issues.

     A. Business Process Improvement: Directs you in identifying, designing, and improving business processes.

     B. Business Ethics: Guides you in making ethical decisions. 

     C. Strategic Thinking in the Global Environment: Trains you in thinking systemically by helping you see the “big picture” of your company’s overall objectives in relation to your company’s global environment.

     D. Leadership and Managing Change: Provides frameworks for enhancing your leadership skills and for creating and implementing a change plan.

Resource Speakers
Mr. Alberto L. Buenviaje

is a Strategic Management Consultant, Chairman of AAK Developers Inc., and is a member of the Board of the Medical City, AMA Group of Companies, First Municipal Development Corporation and other institutions in various industries.

Ms. Anamaria M. Mercado (Service Excellence)

is the Program Director of Six Sigma Certification Programs at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business - Center for Continuing Education. She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), receiving her certification after a five-week training session in the United States and a two-year full-time assignment as a Process Improvement Deployment Manager. Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology using process and statistical analysis.  As a Six Sigma MBB, she helped launch the process improvement initiative in her former company and managed multiple projects across the organization, improving process performance and customer satisfaction while delivering financial benefits.


She worked with a number of companies from various industries providing process improvement consulting services in training and coaching. She also has professional experience in sales and marketing management, as well as in training and development.


Ms. Mercado holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and postgraduate units in Professional Education from the University of the Philippines. She also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Antonio Kent M. Valderrama

has been practicing logistics and supply management since 1984. He is the Vice Chairman of Bizsolv Asia; Director and Senior Consultant of Global Procure-It; Managing Director of Macrolite Corporation; and Executive Vice President of iSteel Corporation. He is also the Program Director for the Executive Development Program on Supply Chain Management of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business - Center for Continuing Education and Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM).

Mr. Armando T. Bongco, Jr

is a Professional Management and Organization Development Consultant specializing in leadership supervisory and management development, strategic planning, performance management, coaching and counseling, training and development, human resource for line leaders, and organization transformation.

He was a Consultant and HRDG Manager of United Laboratories, Inc., Senior Manager for Organization Development and Training Manpower Department of First Holdings Group of Companies, Head for Manpower Training and Development Department of the Human Resources Division of Ayala Group of Companies, and Staff Planning Assistant for the Human Resources Division- San Miguel Corporation.

Mr. Bongco was trained and certified as an official instructor for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Program by Kepner and Tregoe, Inc., Interaction Management by Development Dimension International, Inc., and Problem Solving and Decision Making by Decision Processes, Inc. He participated and completed numerous seminars conducted by leading foreign and domestic consultancy firms in various areas of HRM. 

Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez

is Associate Dean of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), and Chairman of the National Book Development Board.

Ms. Eleanor Modesto

is the founder/President of PURE Digital Communications before the agency became the digital arm of Publicis Manila where she became the head of Digital Strategic Planning. She handled both big brands like San Miguel Light, San Miguel Premium Brews, Red Horse Beer, HP Printer, Belo Clinic as well as smaller challenger brands like EQ Diapers, Swiss Miss Chocolate Drink, Air Asia Philippines, Nestle Ice Cream to name a few.

She spent 2 decades in Indonesia where she was Executive Creative Director and after 2 years was promoted to CEO of Lowe Jakarta, the country's No. 1 Ad Agency. Together with her team, she successfully turned around the fortune of Sampoerna Hijau - a price local brand of the challenger cigarette company P.T. Sampoerna. She also launched XL Telco, challenging No. 1 brand - Telkomsel. One of the brands she helped launched is a local skin lotion brand - Citra, inspired by an Indonesian skin treatment which became a leading brand vs. Major multinational brands.

Ms. Modesto graduated her Bachelors degree in Visual Communications from the University of the Philippines. She worked in both local and Multinational Advertising Agencies - Asia Communications, Ace-Compton (now Saatchi-Saatchi), Lowe Manila (now Lowe Mullen Group) and Lowe Jakarta. She headed the training program of Lowe in Asia Pacific and after she left the agency, actively run workshops in Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok and Tokyo.

Mr. Gavin Lee

is an Assistant Professor at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business (VSB) (formerly College of Business Administration) at the University of the Philippines – Diliman where he teaches Accounting and Finance. He has conducted numerous seminars and trainings for various institutions, including the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines (IIA-P), and the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education (CCE).

Aside from his involvement with educational activities, Gavin is an Adviser at Unicapital Securities, Inc. for Equity Research. He is also a Director at Dearest1, an online jewelry company that focuses on custom-made wedding rings and engagement rings, and an Adviser for TripZeeker2, an online bazaar of travel experiences, activities, and tours that connects travelers with multiple tour operators across the globe.

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the VSB at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

He also holds the following professional certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Philippines, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA ®), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ®).

Dr. Jet F. Magsaysay

is the Program Director for the Leadership and Management Development Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Center for Continuing Education (CCE), and is President of Strategic Directions, Inc., a strategy- and management-consulting firm.

As a strategy and organizational development consultant, he has guided leading corporations in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in developing their visions and strategies, and in building their organizational capabilities.

As a program director he has conceptualized and customized leadership and management programs for diverse clients. As a trainer-educator, he has designed and facilitated courses in strategy, execution, leadership, and management skills. He is Curriculum Director for JFC University, and a lecturer at Kyoto University’s Asia Business Leader Programme, where he teaches Business Planning and Leadership Skills.

As a corporate executive, he has managed business units in the Philippines, in China, and across Asia, in the investment banking, publishing, and consulting industries.

He has a BSc. in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University, a Master in Management (with Distinction) degree from the Asian Institute of Management, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, major in Organizational Development, at the Ateneo De Manila University.

Dr. Ricardo G. Abad

is a board member and the artistic director of Metropolitan Theater Guild Foundation, the coordinator for Theatre Arts, Fine Arts Program of Ateneo de Manila University, and a professor from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the same university.


"Very unique! Very creative! Ateneo really knows how to make their brand the best!"

-Grace Cipriano

  Account Development Manager, Galileo Philippines


"Did not believe in the beginning that this module will help me in my work. I was wrong. This help me feel more confident in work. I am now a believer"

- Abel C. Cagara

  Operations & Chartering Manager, Sumilon Island Tankers, Inc.


"The workshop is brilliant. Very useful not just in the workplace but in everyday life. Galing! Great facilitators."

- Arvin Vidal

  IT Systems Manager, Procter & Gamble


"After the course I am now confident to take risks and the best that I can be & be able to stand out as an individual."

- Shauna Herrera Christinas

  Star R Management Holding Inc.


"Although the topics were confusing, Mr. Larry still managed to make/explain concepts easier for us."

- Ma. Asuncion Herrera Christinas Star R

  Multipurpose Cooperative


"This is useful to top executives. Useful to my work and personal life."

- Gwendolyn T. Pang

  Secretary General, The Philippine National Red Cross


"It was presented in a modern-day/practical setting which make it more interesting."

- Len Salita

  Category Manager, Waltermart Supermarket


"Excellent!The LMDP Program has been instrumental in improving our leadership skills. This has also helped us develop our confidence and self-worth all the more! I'm proud to be a part of the 31st LMDP Program ."

- Chickay Obanil

   Pace-Marketing Trainee, Pfizer Inc.


"This course doesn't just harness your strengths as a leader but also expose your weakness and teach you how to deal with them."

- Myles Jamito Chief Design Team

  House of Myles Branding + Design