Years of supervisory experience not only in the government but also in various professional organization distinguished Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Normer Abel P. Canlas from the rest of his colleagues.
Prior to his current designation, he was the OIC-Assistant Regional Director of DPWH CARAGA since January 22, 2018. He has also served as District Engineer and OIC-Assistant District Engineer of Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office.
ARD Canlas attended several trainings and seminars such as Distance Learning Program in Rules of Conduct and Ethical Behavior in Civil Service; Culture Accountability Training; Strategic Critical Thinking; Effective Conflict Resolution; and Solving Employee Performance Issues thru Mediation. He has also participated in the 2019 CES Conclave Leadership Trainings and Leaders Congress sponsored by the Career Executive Service Board.
He has served as Public Relations Officer of Road Engineering Association of Asia and AustralAsia National; Regional Treasurer of Road Engineering Association of the Philippines-Region III Chapter; Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); and a Grand Tyler of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines.
ARD Canlas earned units under the Master’s in Public Management Program of the University of the Philippines in 2000 and is also a graduate of Holy Angel University with a Bachelor of Arts degree major in Industrial Psychology in 1996.