Contributed by: Edrian Sinto, SLC President
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) of CARD-MRI Development Institute (CMDI), Inc. Tagum City campus attended the 6th Student Leaders Summit at Brokenshire Resort and Convention Center, Madapo, Davao City on November 11, 2019. This year’s theme is “Servant Leadership and Responsible Governance”.
The Davao Colleges and Universities Network Inc. (DACUN) initiated this event in partnership with the Association of Private School Colleges and Universities in Region XI (APSCUR) to elevate the leadership of student organizations in every college and university in the region.
SLC moderator Ronielyn Uy, together with the Student Leadership Council officers, Edrian Sinto, Mike Anthony Tolentino, Francine Ferrer, Arnie Gumban, Honey Nabate, Khateline Cayunda, Renato Magno Jr., and Bea Delos Santos represented CMDI Tagum.
Ms. Deborah Diamante, retired Office of Student Affairs (OSA) Director of the University of Mindanao discussed, “The role of Servant Student Leader” and spoke about the 3H of leadership: Head, Heart, and Hands. She said that these three parts in every leader must function well to give effective services to co-students.
Rev. Fr. Russell A. Bantiles, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Holy Cross of Davao College talked about “The Balancing of Act of Leadership”. According to him, an excellent leader can both handle curricular and extra-curricular activities and emphasized the characteristics of a good and effective student-leader.
Dr. Lourdes D. Cesar, Education Supervisor II of CHED XI discussed “Responsible Governance” and reminded every student organization to follow the memorandum and executive order from the Commission on Higher Education as part of complying with responsible governance.
Mr. Edwin V. Dalumpines Jr., OSA Head of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao discussed the final topic on “Event Management” where he shared practical and useful inputs in handling school events. He taught about planning, budgeting, and implementing a smooth activity to minimize mistakes and was applied in a workshop.
The participants had a great time mingling with other student leadership organizations and exchanged ideas with other participating private schools and universities in Davao City and in Region XI.
Ateneo de Davao University‘s OSA Director Theresa S. Eliab culminated the activity and the participants were then awarded certificates of participation.