FUTURE LEADERS. Newly elected officers undergoing the 2 day seminar to enhance their leadership skills
By Veronica Laranjo
To disseminate awareness on techniques for leadership skills, Supreme Student Council (SSC) of Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC) oriented the new set of officers from the SSC, Student Body Organizations (SBO) and the Student Recognized Organizations (SRO).
It was a three-day Annual Planning Seminar/Workshop and Teambuilding (2019-2020) entitled “KABATID KAPATID: A Strategy for Success”, August 9-11.
Meanwhile, Prf. Emelio Jojin Pascual, the speaker during the seminar, emphasized the significance of becoming an effective leader.
“You must follow the seven foundational principles in leadership,” Pascual said. “The principles are: be both flexible and resolute, delegate but don’t be demanding, set direction but make it compelling, communicate with honesty and clarity, be accessible and available, don’t just solve problems but create lasting solutions, consistently recognize the achievements of others and lastly, lead from within. Therefore, you must follow these seven ways for you to be more effective leader.
Jhon Rayman Pondoc, SSC adviser, on the other hand conveyed that leadership comes with great commitment and responsibility.
“If you are a leader, you need to commit to something, and that something is success,” he told the students.” Do not show them the plans, show them the result. It is also important to bear in mind the equation or formula for success: teamwork plus right attitude equals success.”
Furthermore, during the first day of the said workshop, August 9 at exactly 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon held at Function room (GADTC), the student leaders socialized with their co-leaders.
On the second day, August 10, from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon at Function Hall 2, the students created mission and vision for their specific organizations and a strategic plan was done as well. Lastly, on the third day, August 11, 1:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening at Function Room (GADTC), they continued making strategic plan and the new set of officers were recognized, and then the lightning was followed.
The seminar aimed to attain professional growth, personal development and equip students with the leadership that they need. Indeed, seminar kits, snacks, lunch and dinner were served for the student leaders.