CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Consistent in its mission of providing excellent service towards a better quality of life to all, the Provincial Government of Bataan, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) conducted a team building seminar among the municipal officers of the Bagong Sigla ng Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina ng Bataan Inc. (KALIPI-BATAAN) yesterday at the Bulwagan ng Bayan II, Capitol Compound, this City aimed at empowering women leaders to progress and ultimately reach their full potentials.
In her opening remarks, Ms. Ma. Concepcion Garcia, Provincial Focal Person on Women expressed her gratitude to all the participants, and at the same time assured them that the whole-day event aside from being fun-filled will greatly help them to strengthen their bonds that will ultimately lead to better and more efficient collaboration.
Ms. Jesselyn Mortejo and Mr. Homer Tacubanza, College Instructors from the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU), facilitated the team building activities. The participants who were divided into groups willingly participated in all the activities. Individual differences cause people to have varied personalities and therefore conflicts and disputes may arise. Through this team-building seminar, participants gained additional information and strategies on how to avoid, deal and ease conflicts among them, as they become more accustomed to each other’s personalities. A series of group exercises were likewise performed that motivated each group to communicate with the other groups with the end in view of knowing better the members of the other groups so as to achieve better understanding. According to Ms. Mortejo, “We women have high respect for spirituality, femininity and education” these serve as important tools in problem solving and decision making.
At the end of the day, the participants went home with a better positive self-concept, equipped with additional leadership skills that they can apply and share in their respective localities. This is just one of KALIPI’s ways of empowering women to help them progress to their full potentials.
Source: PSWDO Staff