In preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015, the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Department of the ASEAN Secretariat held its strategic planning workshop this month in Bogor, Indonesia. The workshop aimed to assess the Department’s capacity and articulate opportunities in the Department’s role in assisting in the implementation of the Roadmap to the ASEAN Community 2015, specifically the ASCC Blueprint.
The ASCCD workshop was participated by all the core ASEC staff, including the Project Officers and Attachment Officers. Through the 3-day workshop, the ASCC Department undertook organisational analysis as well as discussed the strategy maps and a balanced scorecard --- at the division, directorate and department levels. Key measures discussed include: setting clearer directions and focus areas for greater implementation and visibility; strengthening intra-department as well as inter-pillar coordination; and initiating and sustaining learning and growth opportunities for the staff.
The workshop is part of the overall efforts of the ASCC to enhance the implementation, oversight and monitoring of the ASCC Blueprint. Aside from strengthening the utility of the ASCC Scorecard and the ASCC Blueprint Implementation-focused Monitoring System, a mid-term review of the implementation of the ASCC Blueprint will also be undertaken this year to assess ASCC’s progress and to provide recommendations towards ASCC’s effective contribution towards the realization of an ASEAN Community by 2015.