Early in the morning of March 5th, members and guests of LEAP shook off Saturday morning grogginess and bravely faced an hour-and-a-half session of Zumba. The session was led by certified Zumba Instructor Manuel “Mawel” Sanchez - a member of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) since 2014.
November 27 marked the start of a new journey for the newly-elected members of the Board of Directors of the League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines.
In the election spearheaded by Ms.Erlynne Figueroa and the members of the Election Committee namely Ms. Rose Escueta, Ms. Angie Cruz, Ms. Carina Macatangay-Prijoles, and Ms. Cecil Luna, LEAP members chose nine of their own to be part of the Board of Directors and concurrently, to chair the different Working Group committees. Ms. Maria Cristina “Tintin” Cobreros was once again chosen to be the Chairman of the LEAP Board. She will also continue being the Chairman of the Learning and Development Committee.
"Stress? What stress?", ironically exclaimed one of the ladies who arrived in the beautiful city of Davao to attend LEAP's latest seminar entitled "Win Your Battle with Stress @ Work". This training session conducted on Oct. 9-11 by certified and licensed EQ trainer, Ms. Ging Igual, was indeed much appreciated by the 30 participants who face multiple challenges every day, both in the corporate world and the home front.
During our roadshow at the NTC on September 6, 2014 where we conducted a lecture forum for the College of Accountancy and Business, our two scholars Roxelle Sobrido and Mico Largo surprised us with their heartwarming speeches. We are so proud of you Roxelle and Mico!
25th August marked a 1st for LEAP, when finally, after a postponement from the original 11th August schedule, our Roadshow pushed through.
Everything was great! Our initial meeting with Ms. Marlyn Mabalot, Dean at NTC, a few weeks back, paved the way for the conduct of the roadshow. Last Saturday, despite the weather forecasts, we were blessed with a cooperative one. We received a warm welcome upon reaching the National Teachers College, students looked eager on what we were to share. The preparations done were flawless.
Frances, Rose and myself were doubly excited meeting NTC. We arrived early in the venue and started off with a prayer. Students across year levels from the colleges of the Business Administration, Office Administration and Accountancy, around 400 of them came. At exactly 2:00pm, the programme kicked off. Mr. Jose Oscar Arguelles, Vice President for Planning, delivered the welcome remarks, thanked the students for coming. Mr. Arguelles acknowledged how important the role is of an Executive Assistant. He set the mood for an interactive afternoon session by asking the students what they think an Executive Assistant is. And yes, we did receive answers.
LEAP's L&D Chair, Ching Bognot, gave a brief on what L&D is and the reason why we were conducting the roadshow at NTC. LEAP’s Chair, Frances Peria, delivered her talk on the “Admin Landscape” and introduced LEAP. The students were impressed when the slide on member companies was shown. NTC prepared intermission numbers between our talks. Rose, on behalf of Tintin Cobreros (Chair, Organizational Sustainability) then discussed about the Scholarship – a partnership between LEAP and NTC. This is a project by the Organizational Sustainability Committee to support via scholarship a few students of NTC, the Admin Profession. We expect to have the project kicked off by the 2nd semester of SY 2012-2013.
LEAP is a professional organization of Administrative Professionals. Its members are career women who meet on a regular basis in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and openness to share in each other’s career, business, family and personal experiences. The Organization provides an ongoing opportunity to share and discuss with a group of peers all issues that arise from being an Administrative Professional.
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