Course Name

Leadership + Management Development Program


Regular Rate:

Php 153,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 135,000

Leadership + Management Development Program


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 13-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.

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.

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.

The LMDP is delivered in three modules encompassing 13 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.

Project Management: Enhances your capacities as a leader by combining business vision, communication skills, soft management skills, and technical savvy with the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute.

Mr. Alberto L. Buenviaje

is a Strategic Management Consultant, Chairman of AAK Developers Inc., and is a member of the Board of The New Medical City Hospital (Professional Services, Inc.), Medical Arts Tower Inc., AMA Group of Companies, PICAR Development Corporation, First Municipal Development Corporation, and other institutions in various industries. In the academe, he was Dean of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business from 2007 to March 2014 and the Executive Director of the Ateneo-Regis Master of Business Administration Program from 1997 to 2014. He is also a professor of Strategic Management and Economics at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and a Trustee of AMA University. He is likewise a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the League of Corporate Foundations’ Corporate Social Responsibility Institute.

He has facilitated more than 30 Strategic Management Workshops for private and public institutions. These institutions include Matsushita Electric Corporation (National Panasonic), Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Central Depository, Sterling Tobacco, St. Peter Life Plan, Bombo Radyo, Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation, National Electrification Administration, Bengzon Law Firm, a national political party, two of the top five unibanks in the country and others.

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 in the Supply Chain Management since 1984. He is one of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management (SOFSM).He is currently the Chairman of Bizsolv Asia, Management Consultant for Macrolite and iSteel Corporations.

Prior to this, he held various posts, such as: Logistics Director of Jollibee Foods Corporation; Vice President for Warehouse and Distribution Division of GeoLogistics, Inc., now known as Agility Logistics; Director for Operations and Logistics of Shaklee Philippines; and Logistics Manager of San Miguel Corporation’s Metal Packaging Business. 

Mr. Valderrama has a degree in Industrial Management Engineering, minor in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute for Supply Management and a Diplomate in Supply Management from the PISM. He is the Philippine country representative to the Supply Chain Asia organization based in Singapore.

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 S. Modesto

is the Digital Strategy Advisor of Nurun, the global digital network of Publicis Worldwide. She conducts workshops on creativity, presentation skills, new business and marketing communications around the Asia Pacific Region. She is a regular resource person in advertising, brand building, and marketing for conferences, summits, workshops, seminars, and media interviews. Ms. Modesto has also been a speaker and facilitator at the Asia Pacific Media Forum held every two years in Bali, Indonesia.

Mr. Gavin Lee

has conducted numerous training programs for the Ateneo Graduate School of Business - Center for Continuing Education (AGSB-CCE) and various institutions. He teaches finance courses such as Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Analysis of Financial Statements and Financial Management, to name a few.

Aside from his involvement with educational activities, he 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.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accountancy and a Master of Science degree in Finance from 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.

Mr. Larry S. Esguerra IV

is Director for Credit Programs at the Ateneo-BAP Institute of Banking, Program Director for Finance and Accounting at the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education and a Professor of Finance at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He is also Chief Financial Officer of a multinational construction and engineering firm and a diversified group of companies.

Mr. Esguerra has spent the greater part of his professional career in the financial services industry in the United States. Prior to his return to the Philippines, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Bay Federal Credit Union, a California-based, federally chartered credit union servicing the financial needs of military personnel and federal employees of the United States government. He also served as Vice President and Controller of Franklin Bank in Menlo Park, California; Associate Director of Capital Strategies Limited, a Hong Kong-based investment banking firm; and Resident Auditor of Citibank, N.A. in the Philippines.

Mr. Esguerra holds a Bachelors degree in accounting from the University of the Philippines and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Mario R. Domingo

is the Founder of Neural Mechanics, a deep-learning solutions company headquartered in Singapore. He is responsible for helping client companies transform their businesses by focusing on their customers using deep-learning in enterprise architecture. He is also the Program Director for the Diploma in Applied Project Management at the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education.

Prior to this, he spent 10 years at Globe Telecom, Inc. where he led the business transformation, product design and creation, and the enterprise discipline in project management. He spent 19 years in programs and projects for defense, telecommunications, automotive, and information technology.

Mr. Domingo has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Major in Finance, and a Masters degree in Finance and Applied Economics from the University of Southern California, USA.

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.

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