Thursday, April 10, 2008


I won't be around this Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I am taking a break from my tedious and stressful life here in the forging company.


I received an email from Ms. Joy Samson, the Student Activities Assistant from the Office of the Students Affairs in my Colegio...

"With the theme “Isang Dekada ng Pagpapanday!, the Student Development Services Department (SDSD) through the Office of the Student Affairs (OSA) is holding the PANDAYAN 10, a Leadership and Team Building Seminar for Student Leaders. The event is a collaborative project with the Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs (PAASA).

It will be a three-day summer camp which will be held on April 11-13, 2008 at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba in Calamba City. At the end of the training-seminar, the participants should be able to:

1. learn the basic concepts of leadership / team building through different learning experiences, games and other group activities
2. appreciate the importance of camaraderie as a stepping stone towards the achievement of their individual and organizational goals in an atmosphere of fun and togetherness
3. prepare themselves for their leadership responsibilities as groups and as individuals by tapping their own experiences and insights as learning materials

" Being one of the former participants of Pandayan and one of the active and responsible student leaders during your college years, we wish to invite you to be one of the facilitators of Pandayan 10. This event will be participated not only by Letran-Calamba student leaders but also student leaders from different colleges and universities from Region IV A&B. Since this will be a big event, we would like to seek your assistance to support us and make this much awaited event a success. Attached is the proposed program of the event."

Leadership and Team Building Seminar for Student Leaders
April 11 to 13, 2008
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba, City of Calamba, Laguna

THEME: “Isang Dekada ng Pagpapanday!”

Team Building – Leader as a Team Member
“Leader is a reflection of his team member and team member is a reflection of his leader.”

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks Rector-President, Letran-Calamba
Messages Laguna Governor
Laguna Vice Governor
Representative, 2nd District of Laguna
City Mayor
Keynote Address TBA
10:00 - 10:30 Snacks
10:30 – 12:00 Orientation / Leveling of Expectations
Formation of Groups
Structured Learning Experience 1
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Structured Learning Experience 2
2:30 – 3:00 Snacks
3:00 – 4:30 Structured Learning Experience 3
4:30 – 6:00 Structured Learning Experience 4
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner

Organizational Management – Leader as Planner
“When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.”

7:00 – 8:00 Plenary Session
8:00 – 10:00 Preparation of Resolution
10:00 Lights out

Co-curricular Activities – Leader as Learner
“It is the capacity to develop and improve oneself which distinguish leaders from their followers.”

5:00 – 6:00 am Wake up Call
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Plenary Session

9:00 – 12:000 10 Simultaneous Seminar-Workshop (working break)
Project Management
Basic Parliamentary Rules and Procedures
Writing Effective Letters / Memo
Effective Budget / Fund Management
Project Marketing
Public Speaking
Group Facilitation
Conflict Management / Negotiation Skills
Basic First Aid
Computer Layouting / Desktop Publishing
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

Institutional Involvement – Leader as Influencer
“The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting other person to participate.”

1:00 – 6:00 Cheering Competition
Other outdoor activities:
Rappelling / Wall Climbing / Paint Ball Challenge
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner

Dominican Empowerment – Leader as Empowerer
“Leader shares a part of himself to bring out another person best of their individuality.”

7:00 – 10:00 Search for Mr. & Ms. Pandayan 10
Gawad Pandayan
Arriba JAM (Youth Concert)
10:00 Lights out

Community Service – Leader as Servant
“When you become a leader, you lose the right to think about yourself.”

5:00 – 6:00 am Wake up Call
6:00 – 7:00 Breakfast
7:00 – 8:00 Travel to Gawad Kalinga (Majada In)
8:00 – 11:00 Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge
11:00 – 12:00 Travel to Letran
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Closing Ceremonies
2:30 – 3:30 Mass
3:30 Snacks
Home Sweet Home


A three-day worthwhile summer camp where different skills will be honed up.

Kinda bit excited.