Training and Education
Training of management and technical staff is crucial to the development of NEA and its ECs. Likewise, education programs are on top of the list of activities to create a feeling of belongingness among the consumer-members.
NEA created a compendium of development programs for all types of electrification workers and program professionals. Today, beneficiaries of these learning programs are trained in the latest electrification technologies, management systems and business practices. For several years, the NRECA also conducted seminars and on-the-job training in the United States of America for key personnel of NEA and ECs.
NEA entered into partnership with the local academic sector, tapping the University of the Philippines- National Engineering Center and Ateneo Graduate School of Business Center for Continuing Education and some ECs to enhance training deliveries to its clients.
In Toledo City, the Cebu III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CEBECO III) houses the People Development Academy as its training center on corporate culture development.
Bayanihan (Community) Concept
NEA built on the inherent spirit of community volunteerism to accomplish the electrification process. Together, members of the institution and its beneficiary villages worked together to raise poles, string wire, deliver materials, and clear passageways. To some extent, the voluntary assistance extended by the rural volunteers could be considered as subsidies for start-up costs.
Compacts of Cooperation between and among the ECs through Task Force Kapatid (Brotherhood) have been institutionalized since the 80’s to accomplish activities like the energization of hard-to-reach barangays, to the immediate rehabilitation and restoration of dilapidated or devastated electric distribution lines. The Big Brother-Small Brother scheme has likewise been applied to help poor performing ECs improve performance. These programs are anchored on the deeply-entrenched traditions of cooperation, unity and concern among ECs under the leadership of NEA.
Quality Leadership and Collective Involvement.
The magnitude of the program necessitated a tough and dedicated NEA leadership to meet the committed performance targets. As a government corporation, NEA is fortunate to have evolved into the organization it is today, thanks to the able minds that have helmed its development. The Administrator, with the support of the Board, plays a crucial role in leading and inspiring employees and EC personnel at the forefront of the REP. The success of the program can be attributed to the close collaboration of the NEA and the ECs in every undertaking.
Strategic Alliance with Stakeholders
NEA’s Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition (MSGC) is a vital solidarity mechanism for the REP. The MSGC is composed of internal and external stakeholders that advise the organization on its societal responsiveness. The internal stakeholders represent every pay grade in the organization, while the external stakeholders are composed of 12 national associations. The MSGC is involved in the development, recommendation and implementation of policies, plans and programs pertaining to ECs.