Tolentino ends term with leadership upskill for new gen stude-leaders

[ September 29, 2023 ]

Outgoing Supreme Student Council (SSC) President Jonromarc Tolentino initiated PAG-INOG 2023, a program designed to equip the new generation of student leaders within the campus with the essential skills and knowledge required to lead effectively on campus and beyond, as the culmination of his year-long term.

Anchored on the theme, ‘Honing Leaders’ Prowess through Leadership 101,’ the 2-day leadership training workshop began this morning, September 29, and aims to prepare the student leaders for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter during their seat in office for the new term.

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

At the program’s launch event, Cluster Executive Officer Alfonso R. Simon spoke about the magnitude of duty that the elected student leaders are about to undertake.

“This is a big responsibility, not something for the weak and the faint-hearted.

“There is a difference between saying it and actually doing it.

“The ‘Acta, non verba’ or Action, not words,” Simon addressed the youth leaders.

𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐮𝐦

The leadership training program encompasses a comprehensive curriculum that covers various aspects of leadership, including stress management, student development fund, duties, and power of the Congress of Campus Leaders, financial literacy, conflict resolution and problem-solving, project planning and delegating, effective communication skills, and technical writing.

Seasoned leaders from the university’s faculty network have been enlisted as mentors and trainers to guide the student leaders through this educational journey.

𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

The program launch event was attended by roughly 100 participants from the Congress of Campus Leaders comprising various Student Body Organizations (SBOs) and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), including the incoming and outgoing leader roster of the Supreme Student Council.

League of Future Nurses (LOFN) President Mharian Magdalene Allauigan expressed her gratitude to the organizing council for having been a part of the said seminar.

“This is a good start for the incoming officers of the different student body organizations kung saan makakakuha kami ng mga [napakahalagang] knowledge na maia-apply namin throughout our term.

“I’m so happy and grateful at the same time dahil, sabi nga kanina during the discussion, we are the chosen few to lead our own departments,” Allauigan said.

𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐎𝐧

Tolentino highlighted in his remarks the key principles the incoming student leaders must put into mind to lead with excellence.

“Always remember that leadership is not about power but service.

“Your role is to represent the voices and interests of your fellow students, to advocate for positive change, and to create a sense of unity and belonging within our school community,” Tolentino said.

He particularly expressed his excitement about the impact that the new set of leaders will bring to their own respective organizations.

“It is a bittersweet moment as we prepare to pass the torch to the next generation of leaders.

“However, let us remember that every ending is a new beginning, and our legacy will live on through the positive changes we’ve initiated during our tenure,” Tolentino said.

“I am incredibly excited about the potential and promise that each one of you brings to your organizations.

“Together, you will all lead and inspire positive change within our school community,” he added.

The leadership upskill program is set to continue tomorrow morning at the campus library and will conclude in the afternoon with a team-building activity to be held across the campus premises.

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[ By: John David Calagui ] [ The Newsette Publication ]