The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) conducted a series of Module Development Workshop on Health Leadership and Management program” (HLMP). The first workshop was held at Elan Hotel, Greenhills, San Juan on May 3-5, while the second workshop session was held on May 31-June 2, 2016 at Berjaya Hotel, Makati, Metro Manila.
Selected participants from Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) headed by Executive Director Mohammad S. Yacob and Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) Executive Director Sheikh Mahmod S. Ahmad and BLMI Officer Mr. Tirso Tahir, Bangsamoro Medical society and Mindanao State University (MSU) , Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Module development on Health Leadership and Governance for the Bangsamoro in harmony with Values Transformation Training (VTT) developed and conducted by BDA in line with Islamic perspective were among the workshop objectives. The ZFF in partnership with Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM) provided training materials and facilitated the workshop.
The group of facilitators and lecturers from ZFF presented the program’s overview. Dr. Charisse Cantor of ZFF presented the program preliminaries, program’s objective and protocols, while Mr. Jerry Jose lectured on “Bridging Leadership” (BL) Framework and Concepts. He gave basic emphasis on leadership challenges and adaptive leadership.
Dr. Maria Ellen Medina presented significant details on Bridging Leadership. She stressed the concept of ownership on Leadership Journey through Public Narrative “That everyone has a story to tell that is reflective on the realities and informative that other people may appreciate and learn from the past for the future” Dr. Medina stressed.
Also on the concept of ownership, Dr. Haidee Buenaventura touched on “Current and preferred reality as well as the system of Thinking” She lucidly emphasized in dynamic complexities, that the issue is not a result of a simple cause and effect relationship; there is a larger system that accounts for the inequity. No one person or sector is the cause of the output; all parts of the system are involved in the creation of the output Dr. Buenaventura further stressed.
Topic on the Introduction to Multi- Stakeholders Processes (Dialogue) was presented by Mr. Jerry Jose. He signified the three Bridging Leadership process such as “Ownership, Co-ownership and Co-creation’ as well as the concept of “U- Process”: three movements such as sensing, presenting and realizing. The U- Process plays important role in the art of dialogue.
During the second-day session, Dr. Buenaventura presented some issues by defining the process and protocols related to Health Leadership module development, agencies and individuals involve in the implementation roadmap.
On the last-day session, the group focused on productive discussion and synthesis on the module contents, Map validation and finalization workshop based on the agreed and collective ideas extracted from both first and second workshop sessions. Planning on the finalization Development workshop was also planned.
In their culmination messages, the ZFF and United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Officers and lecturers expressed their thanks to the trust and openness manifested by BDA, BLMI and the participants from MSU and BMS for their responsiveness and dynamic participation by providing valuable inputs to institutionalize Health Leadership and Governance program for the Bangsamo.
Profoundest gratitude were also expressed by the participants to ZFF, UNFPA and those behind the endeavor in proving viable programs and knowledge to the Bangsamoro in their legitimate and relentless quest for Right to Self-Determination in their Bangsaamoro Homeland.