With the purpose of molding students to be flexible leaders, Maryhill College-Basic Education Department (MC) launched its Student Leadership Training 2022, led by the Marian Generation Council of Officers (MGCO). On October 15, student leaders from the main campus and Maryhill College Premier School participated the said program.
The event was held at the main campus’ covered court with the theme, “Flexible Leadership: A key to dealing with unexpected change”.
The Student Affairs Coordinator, Ms. Inah Ebreo, started the program with her opening remarks. In her speech, she quoted Douglas McArthur when he said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.”
“May this leadership training prepare you to navigate unexpected situations with integrity and ease,” she added.
On the other hand, the program’s speaker, Sir Christian Abastillas, a Junior and Senior High teacher of MC, shared the importance of leadership to the students.
According to Sir Abastillas, one of the essential reasons students need to participate in these kinds of activities is that it helps them grow as a person holistically.
He emphasized that if all of the students only focus on academics, their disciplines as human beings will be unbalanced; that’s why they should participate in both academic and other student activities.
“Leadership training gives students opportunity to get involved in school life, and these students encounter these opportunities that will help them grow into well-rounded adults,” he added.
He further emphasized the ways in which a flexible leader deals with unpredicted adjustments.
Jannah Jusi, a Grade 12 student, shared that the activities that they had done were tiring, but she enjoyed them.
According to Jusi, it was her first time attending this leadership training, and she learned a lot about leadership.
Jusi added, “I learned the true value of teamwork comes with coordination, unity, and especially the support of each other while doing the activity called “The Amazing Race.”
The training concluded with the giving of certificates and awards to the students who joined the program.