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AGSB Staff Celebrate “One AGSB” at Its First-Ever General Staff Conference


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AGSB administrative staff from our Rockwell, Salcedo, Sta. Rosa and Clark campuses came together recently for our first-ever general conference on March 5-6, 2016, in a garden like sanctuary called Balay Indang located in Cavite.

The conference combined elements of self-discovery with training for leadership and organizational development through a mix of activities facilitated by Professor Dennis “Shio” Cruz of AGSB’s Leadership and Human Resources Department.   Conference participants were given the opportunity to understand themselves better by processing the results of the Enneagram personality test that they had earlier been asked to take on line.  Team building and bonding activities included structured learning activities as well as evening socials, highlighted by a highly competitive and engaging videoke session.

Dean Rudy Ang joined the group and gave two presentations:  the first was a sharing of his personal leadership journey and what has always motivated him to seek personal and professional excellence; the second was a sharing of the strategic directions for AGSB going forward, and a discussion of the important role that the staff would need to play if we are to achieve our goals.   Among these plans were the ongoing reorganization of the AGSB team, the proposed renovations of our various campuses, and the new programs that were being designed.

At the end of the conference, the AGSB were energized by the challenge of building “One AGSB”:  a single unit that is stronger than the sum of its many individual parts, sharing in the mission of “One Ateneo”:  an Ateneo de Manila University of which we are one integral, and important part!

The success of this first staff conference all but assures that it will become an annual affair, an important new tradition in the life of AGSB!



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