Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) celebrates another global milestone as the only institution from the Philippines to receive the Quest for Excellence Award from the 2021 Global Performance and Excellence Award (GPEA). SISC was especially commended for two of its best practices namely the Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) Program for e-learning, and the Southville Innovation and Risk Management Framework.
In its congratulatory letter, GPEA wrote, “We are pleased to announce that Southville International School and Colleges is one of thirteen role model organizations from six countries that are being recognized for achieving significant milestones on their business excellence journey. They have demonstrated commendable world class performance required of the three categories of the Global Performance Excellence Awards for managing organizational success.”
SISC went through the various phases of the award namely (1) Key Performance Indicator review of results for latest 3 years reported (2018, 2019, and 2020) covering Products or Processes, Technology/4th Industrial Revolution, customers/market/service, workforce, governance, financial results; (2) Market and Competitive Position; (3,4) Awards Accorded in the Last 3 Years; and (5) Two Best Practices. To achieve the performance excellence award, SISC consistently increased its students’ General Weighted Average even during the pandemic through its VOLT Program, and provided a framework to balance risk and performance while embracing changes and discovering opportunities with its Innovation and Risk Management Model. Excellence was clearly demonstrated in the institution’s continuous operations, quality academic and administrative services, and heightened performance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.