CAS holds its annual capacity building training in Batangas

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) held its annual capacity building training themed “Professionalism in the Workplace” last June 26–28 in Lobo, Batangas, with the administrative officers and staff of the different offices of the college participating.

Deviating from their usual work routine, members of the administrative staff personnel were in for a treat with fun and engaging activities and discussions that also aimed at providing recreation and relaxation.

In attendance during the first day were: CAS Dean Maria Constancia Carrillo, who gave an opening message; CAS Associate Dean for Planning and Development (ADPD) Alice Adeva, who gave an overview of the activities; and Department of Physical Education (DPE) Assistant Professor Rizaldy Hofilena, who led the event with physical activity and games.

(From left to right: Carlota Surat, Asst. Prof. Rizaldy Hofilena, CAS Dean Maria Constancia Carrillo, CAS ADPD Alice Adeva)

Day 2 of the event commenced with a series of talks given by three faculty members from the Department of Behavioral Sciences (DBS): Dr. Leonardo Estacio, Dr. Maria Teresa de Guzman, and Asst. Prof. Archie Lawrence Geneta. The overarching theme of the discussions centered on the proper channeling of negative emotions especially when faced with difficulties at work as well as a reiteration of the values of being a public servant.

Professor Estacio’s talk zeroed in on boosting staff morale by having the staff channel their inner PHD (Puso, Husay, at Dangal). Professor Ma. Teresa De Guzman focused on engaging the participants in an assessment debate, with Assistant Professor Archie Lawrence Geneta helping the staff get in touch with their inner selves as a way of resolving internal conflicts.

A beach clean-up drive was also incorporated during the second day to promote cooperation and sense of responsibility for the environment among the employees. The staff were divided into four different groups and were tasked to collect trash from the seaside. After the collection, all groups presented their insights on what they had learned from the activity.

The capacity building training concluded on the third day with a message from CAS Administrative Officer Carlota Surat.