History

CARD MRI Development Institute (CMDI) began as a training unit in response to the capacity building needs of CARD MRI. In 2000, the Training Center found a new home. After several years in its former location, the center was inaugurated in its new and present location: Barangay Tranca, Bay, Laguna. The CARD Training Center was then formally established in 2005 as the CARD MRI Development Development Institute, a self-sustaining human resources development institute. Over the years, CMDI has produced skilled men and women who are now managing and leading the different CARD MRIs that are responsive to the required projected growth of other CARD MRIs, especially the CARD Inc. and CARD Bank.

From 150,000 members in 2005, CARD has dramatically increased its provision of integrated financial and non-financial services to more than 2 million members and continuously expands to reach 5.3 million members (5.0 million for microfinance clients and 0.3 million for small to medium enterprise clients) by 2015. The projected growth and resulting training needs, in addition to CMDI’s mission of extending training to other organizations, will continue to drive an intensive period of development and capacity building at CMDI.

In 2013, TESDA granted approval for CMDI to offer Microfinance Technology NC II registered under the TVET Program. Meanwhile, in 2015 upon granting of permit from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), CMDI started its operations as a tertiary education institute and offered the course, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship with Specialization in Microfinance. It was also accredited by TESDA as an Assessment Center for Microfinance Technology NC II.

CMDI’s commitment to deliver exceptional practitioner-led training and education services to its clients continues at it establishes its presence in the key cities of the country. At present, CMDI has facilities in Baguio City in Benguet, Pasay City in Metro Manila, and Masbate City in Bicol. It also has a campus in Tagum City in Davao.



Vision and Mission

Vision

CMDI is a globally respected development institute that provides exceptional practitioner-led training and education services to create competent and dedicated people who empower and uplift socio-economically challenged families.

Mission

CMDI commits to:

  1. Equip CARD MRI staff with competencies, values and spirit to excel in achieving the mission of CARD MRI;
  2. Empower CARD MRI members to further improve the quality of life in their communities by facilitating learning on entrepreneurship and development; and
  3. Share best practices in integrated microfinance and non-financial development services with practitioners from around the world.


Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip

Chairman

Ms. Flordeliza L. Sarmiento

Member

Dr. Dolores M. Torres

Vice Chairperson for Corp. Planning and External Affairs

Ms. Lorenza dT. Bañez

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Ma. Luisa P. Cadaing

Member

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto

Member

Dr. Agnes C. Rola

Member

Dr. Rosalina J. Fuentes

Member

Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista

Member

Mr. Mario Deriquito

Member

Ms. Myka Reinsch-Sinclair

Ex-Officio at Large

Prof. Takayoshi Amenomori

Ex-Officio at Large

Ms. Pascuala S. Geñoso

Ex-Officio Member

Atty. Edgardo R. Marilim

Legal Counsel

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Ms. Flordeliza L. Sarmiento

President

Dr. Edzel A. Ramos

Executive Vice President

Ms. Deverna dT. Briones

Vice President for Administration and Academic Affairs

College Deans
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip

Dean

Department of Business and Management

(Tagum Campus)

Dr. Dolores M. Torres

Dean

Department of Business and Management

(Bay Campus)

Ms. Lorenza dT. Bañez

Dean

Department of Accountancy

(Bay Campus)

Dr. Reagan B. Ricafort

Dean

Department of Information and Communication Technology

(Bay Campus)

Ms. Mary Jane A. Perreras

Associate Dean

Department of Business and Management

(Bay Campus)

Administration and Finance
Ms. Analiza D. De Lumban

Assistant Vice President for Finance

Mr. Constancio B. Larosa Jr.

Deputy Director for Compliance

Ms. Lourdes A. Medina

Deputy Director for Publications and Academic Affairs

Ms. Glenda M. Lagarile

Deputy Director for Degree and Education Partnership

Ms. Marisol M. Mendelivar

Deputy Director for BS Entrepreneurship Program

Academic Officials
Ms. Daisy Jane D. Caballero

Associate Dean

(Tagum Campus)

Ms. Rosemarie D. Catapang

Senior High School Principal

(Bay Campus)

Mr. Edgar O. Sernada

Senior High School Principal

(Tagum Campus)

Mr. Neil M. Polinag

School Registrar

(Bay Campus)

Mr. Jeremiah H. Hardin

School Registrar

(Tagum Campus)

Ms. Analeen M. Suelto

Tech-Voc Administrator

(Bay Campus)

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT and
LEARNING RESOURCE AND DIGITAL EDUCATION
Mr. Neil M. Polinag

Assistant Vice President for Center for Leadership

Dr. Carissa Monina C. Ramirez

Assistant Vice President for Learning and Development

Mr. Christian Albert A. Sandoval

Assistant Vice President for Operations, CMDI Tagum (OIC)

Ms. Cecille Y. Uy

Deputy Director for Training, Central Visayas

Ms. Dorothy G. Namora

Deputy Director for Training, Mindanao (OIC)

Mr. Marwin D. Mira

Acting Deputy Director for Training, Central Luzon

Mr. Jerwin N. Dayon

Acting Deputy Director for Training, South Visayas

Ms. Cleofe M. Figuracion

Deputy Director for Learning Resource Development