The University of Santo Tomas hosted the second group of delegates for the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) Executive Leadership Essentials training program held from January 22 to 25, 2019 at the UST Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P., Building.

In cooperation with the British Council Professional Development Centre, the program was made possible through the Office of the Rector, which concurrently serves as the ASEACCU Secretariat as the UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy. O.P., PhD, is the Executive Secretary / President.

Twenty administrators and officials of Catholic universities across Southeast and East Asia joined the program titled “Executive Leadership Essentials” to enhance their skills in: engaging their employees, creating a climate of trust among their teams, developing their ability to lead with credibility and confidence even in times of change, and strengthening their ability to connect with others. The first group of delegates for the leadership training program was hosted by UST in August 2018.

The participants were: Dr. Gregory Siy Ching, Prof. Yuan-Ho Huang, and Dr. Shiu-Yun Fun (Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan), Mr. Jaka Mulyana, Dr. Lodovicus Lasdi, and Mr. Albert G. Godjaja (Widya Mandala Catholic University, Indonesia), Ms. Febrina Astria Verasvera, Ms. Maria Fransiska Hanna, Ms. Monacella Ella Kosasih, and Ms. Veronica Afridita Khristiningrum (Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia), Mr. Beni Utomo (Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia), Dr. Nathaya Pupat (Assumption University, Thailand), Ms. Lenny Setyowati (Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia), Dr. Marilyn Rubrica, Dr. Irene U. Dalog, and Ms. Criselda B. Espiritu (De La Salle Araneta University), Ms. Perlita Antonio and Dr. Belen De Jesus (Pasig Catholic College), Dr. Jackqui Moreno (San Beda University), and Dr. Jennifer Joy Olivar (St. Paul University – Manila).

Facilitating the training was Ms. Shalini Thomas, a master trainer from the British Council for business skills and intercultural competence in corporate organizations. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in the learning and development field. She has designed, developed, and delivered programs on a variety of topics to a wide range
of audiences across industries, including sessions on teamwork and collaboration, creative problem-solving, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and working effectively in multicultural environments.

On the last day of the seminar, January 25, the participants had a historic tour of the Corregidor Island.

The Office of the Rector was assisted by the following offices for this conference: Office of the Secretary-General, the Office of Public Affairs, Facilities Management Office, and the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management.