Bicol University is PHL representative to World Business Capability Congress

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Bicol University. Photo courtesy WowLegazpi.com
Bicol University. Photo courtesy WowLegazpi.com

LEGAZPI CITY (15-Nov-2012/PNA) – Bicol University (BU) will represent the Philippines in the World Business Capability Congress this on December 5-7 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Congress will showcase the world’s best business speakers and scholars with over 150 presentations of organization improvement, 14 keynote speeches, three panel discussions and over 30 best practice exhibitions.

The Philippines will be represented by Dr. Fay Lea Patria Lauraya, the BU president and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) regional chapter president.

She will be joined by Gilbert Mirandilla Llovit, the school’s technical adviser for ISO 9001: 2008 and faculty member of the University of the Philippines (UP).

Lauraya and Llovit’s paper entitled, “Academe’s Journey to Total Quality Management: Bicol University’s ISO 9001 Experience” will chronicle the university’s thrust and programs incorporated in its system.

The paper shows how quality of service in higher education has been anchored in the university’s mandates for teaching, research and extension and partakes to inspire other institutions to emulate its best practices.

BU has been conferred in January 2011 as the first state university in the Philippines to be certified to ISO 9001: 2008 for its quality management system.

President Benigno Aquino III who personally conferred the certification has acknowledged BU as an institution that implements quality management program.

In a span of almost four decades, BU has gradually transformed to become what it is now – a multidisciplinary and multi-campus university.

To date, it has been identified by the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the leading State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for its Disbursement Acceleration Plan based on Quality and Excellence.

In the World Congress, Lauraya and Llovit will be joined by speakers from Canada, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Denmark, Iran, India, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, among others.

The Congress is organized by the Centre for Organizational Excellence Research (COER), New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation, and the New Zealand Organization for Quality (NZOQ).

The Congress includes the 27th NZOQ Conference, 7th International Benchmarking Conference (the annual conference of the Global Benchmarking Network) and the 2012 New Zealand Business Excellence Awards. (PNA)

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