Administrators from Adamson University attended a two-day seminar workshop on “New Perspectives and Approaches to the Business of Education” last March 4-5, 2010. Held at the Rockwell Tent in Rockwell Center, Makati City, the seminar presented new strategies and new ways of thinking to enable participants to effectively manage their organization and partners. Attending for Adamson were Fr. Andrew Bayal, C.M., Fr. Bernie Diaz, C.M., Ms. Aleli Barrios, Dean Servillano Marquez, Jr., Engr. Noe Enriquez, Ms. Grace de Guzman-Rapsing, Dean Ryan Pekson, and Ms. Beth Rivera.
The line-up of topics included “Learning How to Learn: The Whole-Brain Learning System,” “Creating and Delivering Syllabi that Ensure Optimum Learning Opportunities,” “Really Understanding the Business of Educational Institutions (Controllables, Uncontrollables, Influentiables),” and “The Search for Real Value: Real Marketing for Educational Institutions.” Prof. Cecilia B. Manikan, Prof. Danilo A. Antonio, Prof. Jose Jesus F. Roces—all from the Asian Institute of Management—and Dr. Queena Lee-Chua from Ateneo were the speakers.
One of the highlights of the seminar was the “Celebrity Breakfast” which had well-known personalities sharing insights, experiences and personal journeys as educators. 2009 CNN Hero Efren Peñaflorida, ABS-CBN actress/TV host Dimples Romana and beauty queen/consultant Abbygale Arenas talked about their challenges and triumphs in life. University comptroller Ms. Aleli Barrios, one of the administrators attending the seminar, was lucky to have been invited to the “Celebrity Breakfast.” She was able to closely interact and exchange notes with the speakers, learning fresh insights and outlook as far as administering one’s life and work is concerned. In a tête-à-tête with Ms. Romana, she learned that the latter’s father used to work at the University’s Post Office from way, way back.
School owners, school directors, administrators, faculty members, young entrepreneurs and parents from the private and public school systems (preschool to tertiary levels) coming from different parts of the Philippines attended the seminar. RDA