Last October 1, 2020, the sixth and culminating session of the course Adaptive Leadership in Times of Pandemic was held. The session has Vice President Leni Robredo deliver her message as keynote sharer to fifteen (15 )leaders who graduated in the course.
During her address, she presented how crisis situations test leaders’ leadership capacities. In order to thrive in these situations, leaders must be attuned to the present needs and adaptive to the challenges that arise.
VP Leni also underscored the importance of being a good listener, an empowering collaborator, and willing learner to address the complex challenges of the pandemic. According to her, our actions only become effective if we listen to what is really needed by the ground and we will allot time to study for it. She also added that collaboration is really important most especially if you have limited resources.
Above all these, she highlighted the value of empathy in leaders—of opening their hearts to listen to their grievances, to understand their experience, and to identify the work that needs to be done.
Towards the end, she reminded the graduates to act on and translate their learning from this course into concrete solutions on the ground. As the participants go back to their communities, she challenged them to take risks, to harness technology in public service and governance, to invest in data when crafting policies and solutions.
Adaptive Leadership course as designed to establish a space for sharing of experiences and exchanging best practices among the cohort features exemplary leaders on its previous sessions. Among others are the best practices of Mayor Trina Firmalo-Fabic in addressing the economic issues in Odiongan, Romblon amidst the crisis; the educational innovations in Valenzuela City amidst the pandemic through the leadership of Mayor Rex Gatchalian; the empowerment of farmers and transformation of the agriculture sector in Iloilo through Board Member Jason Gonzales; the experience of Former DILG Sec. Dinky Soliman in coalition-building to augment the gap in food security among the urban poor; and the organizational strengths and COVID-related challenges faced by the Office of the Vice President and Kaya Natin! Movement through their leaders, OVP Chief of Staff Usec. Philip Dy and Kaya Natin! Lead Convener Mr. Harvey Keh.
Let’s look back at the journey of our first cohort.
- Call for Instructors August 4, 2022
- LMNP’s 2nd cohort completes its first module on Bridging Leadership and Systems Thinking July 12, 2022
- Seeking Challenges for Leadership Growth March 7, 2022
- Igniting the Passion to Serve the People February 28, 2022
- Immersing and to Becoming a Leader February 14, 2022