With much vigour and excitement, the ADNU–Center for Local Governance (AdNU-CLG) conducted the 3rd module of the Leadership for Convergence Training Program (LCTP) entitled Leading Change to the DSWD Region 5 C/MAT Leaders. This happened last 23-24 September 2016 at different venues in the Ateneo de Naga University.
At the start of the 2-day training program, the participants were asked to share their experiences after the Module 2 training. They shared stories about how they were able to apply what they have learned in the previous Module, as well as the challenges they are facing. The sharing served as a review for everyone on the Bridging Leadership (BL) Framework, which is the very core of the training program.
LCTP Module 3 is composed of the following sessions: Review of Bridging Leadership, “Kwento Mo, Kwento Ko, Kwento Natin!”, Reflections on the Leadership Challenges, Dialogue: 6 Thinking Hats, Kotter: 8-Step Change Model, Conflict Management: Enhancing C/MAT Functionality, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Team Management, and Multi-Sectoral Collaboration, Developing Shared Responses through VMOKRAPI-SPATRES.
The 2-day training is considered to be the heaviest in terms of the number of sessions and workshops. Nevertheless, the participants remained receptive and energetic all throughout.
As Module 3 ended, the C/MAT Leaders went back to their respective areas with hearts full of hope and dreams as they continue to engage more stakeholders, build new partnerships and create better collaborations.
The Leadership for Convergence Training Program is spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in partnership with the Ateneo de Naga University. The pool of trainers, under the CLG, are equipped with the Bridging Leadership concept by the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF).
By Ryan Giancarlo D. Macandog