TUA student leaders join the mid-year KABAHAGI KA – Student in Governance, Leadership and Advocacy (SiGLA) workshop entitled “Taking the Lead to the NEXT step – TRINITIANS: Making a Difference” last July 14, 15, 16 and 20, 2015 at Sinulog Lounge, Mary Alston Bldg. This is a leadership and organizational planning and management training workshop which aim to strengthen participatory student governance and foster the institutionalization of collective and shared leadership and advocacy among the respective local council and accompanying college –wide organizations.
Student leaders and representatives from all college local councils and college-wide organizations officers were invited to the training workshop developed by Student Affairs Center’s Student Development and Training Program. Aside from them, the newly elected Central Student Council officers and Trinity Observer the university student publication attended the training.
The delegates were given organization activities and workshop to help them reflect and review their values, including values of their own culture and own organization and how they can work actively to contribute to building a better activities for the Trinitian community. This includes trailblazing the history of their organization which help them in the visioning and planning for goals for future programs and projects of their organization. The College of Business Administration student leaders has the most number of participants in the training workshop followed by the delegates from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Marlon Gomez; Dean of Students, introduced the theoretical basis for all the student development program engagement of the SAC, specifically the Astin’s Theory of Student Involvement to give the student leaders a deeper understanding and direction on how important student involvement, and participation necessary in student development program development among the local councils and organizations.
Preparations and Planning for SALUBONG 2015 highlighted the workshop, as Ms. Emily Arboleda (faculty from the Department of Human Kinetics) came to orient and present to the student leaders the TUA chant, which was used way back when TUA was still competing with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) during the 90’s.
At the end of the student leader training-workshop, the participants expressed their gratefulness for the opportunity to plan and bond with their co-student leaders in their respective colleges in reevaluating their values, immersing in different perspectives and essentially understanding themselves better as Trinitian leaders of tomorrow.