Reflections and Conversations about Public Service and Leadership commenced last Saturday, November 7.

From Purpose to Impact: Reflections and Conversations about Public Service and Leadership commenced last Saturday, November 7. This is the fourth course offered by the Jesse Robredo Institute for Leadership and Good Governance and designed to provide space and time for young public leaders to look back at their leadership journey, using this reflection as an impetus to learning important competencies that can deepen their commitment, and propel them to serve their communities with greater impact.  Atty. Myrish Antonio, Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs of Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership is the facilitator of this 7-week course. She welcomes during the first session the 32 participants who are all public servants. 

The first session was divided into three activities. The participants shared their insights about public service and public leadership wherein Atty. Myrish presented the public leadership framework as leadership of self, leadership of teams, and leadership of others. She also provided norm setting activity for the participants to collectively identify the norms of engagement that they will be accountable to in order to maximize the program and cohort relationship. Lastly, the highlight of the session is the presentation of their pre-work, the six-word stories. The goal of the activity is to stress storytelling as an important leadership competency for authentic and effective communication. It also serves as space for them to practice skills of storytelling and active listening while getting to know each other better. 

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