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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies organized the ISO Awareness and Documentation capacity building training for its employees last October 24-25 at the iLearn Conference Room, Intramuros, Manila.

Ms. Marivic Mediavillo, ISO Consultant and External Auditor at Management System Consultancy conducted the two-day ISO training for the Institute. ILS OIC-Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba gave the opening remarks for the event.

The program started with a presentation of the Institute’s ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Results conducted by Mr. Bernard Paul Mangulabnan, the Institute’s Lead Internal Auditor.

Day 1 of the proceedings continued with an Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 and an in-depth discussion of the updated Quality Management Principles such as Context of the Organization, Leadership, Quality Objectives and Planning, and Support to Operations.

Day 2 involved a seminar on System Documentation and Records Management which aimed to improve the Institute’s tool for information transmission and communication, to provide evidence of conformity as to ILS’s plans and actual accomplishments, and effective knowledge sharing, dissemination and preservation of the Institute’s experiences to its stakeholders. It also covered additional management principles such as Performance Evaluation and Organizational Improvement.

The event organized by the Finance and Administration Division (FAD) is in line with the Institute’s continued commitment to Quality Management Policies and transition from ISO 9001: 2008 certification to ISO 9001:2015.

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