“Sabi nila ang ganda daw ng ginawa n’yo, masaya daw…gustung-gusto nila ang activity. Gusto sana namin ng isa pang training mula sa inyo” [“They said what you did was very wonderful, it was fun… they really like the activity. We would like to have another training with you”], enthusiastically expressed by Atty. Cyd Charisse P. Non-Dizon, the School Coordinator of Cronasia Foundation College, Inc. (CFCI) days after Pasali’s Children’s Education and Welfare Program (CEWP) staff conducted a TEAMBUILDING WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY MEMBERS AND STAFF of the above-mentioned learning institution.
With the desire to hand on progressive education especially towards partner academes, the CEWP team responded promptly to the invitation of CFCI to facilitate a half-day teambuilding workshop for them. The activity took place last June 16, 2017 at CFCI’s Audio-Visual Room (AVR) with 32 total participants aging from 21 to 60 years old. It aims to build the spirit of teamwork between and among the faculty members and staff.
To realize this, the team employed five (5) sub-activities. It started with “GETTING TO KNOW YOU/MOOD-SETTING” which energized the participants and released their inhibitions. Everyone really enjoyed the “Speed-date with a twist” allowing each to tell his/her nickname, length of service in CFCI, things he/she doesn’t want others to do to him/her and expectations in the entire activity while depicting different emotions such as happy, angry, sad, hurt, and frightened. “Arrange Yourselves” game further excited the atmosphere wherein surprising facts about each faculty/staff were revealed. This activity also led to the formation of groups. The participants were allowed to share their expectations about the Facilitators, Content and Co-participants during the “EXPECTATION CHECK”. Creativity, resourcefulness and team bonding were stimulated in the workshop called “POKER TOWER” in which groups are given a maximum of 30 minutes to build a tower using only one (1) deck of cards and a scissor provided for each group.
After the workshop, the participants were asked to share their reflections. To which the main responses were the following: (a) TEAMWORK , UNITY and SYNERGY are important; (b) RESPECT for each other’s idea; (c) everyone should be GOAL-DRIVEN; (d) DREAMING HIGH plus GOOD FOUNDATION equals to SUCCESS; (e) teachers are the school’s SOLID FOUNDATION and BACKBONE; (f) INDIVIDUAL efforts COUNT (g) ensuring the foundation before reaching the goal; (h) TAKE RISK (whether you fail or succeed); (i) REBUILD whatever is destroyed; and (j) we LEARN LESSONS when UNEXPECTED things happen.
Sensing that they have achieved another milestone, the Pasali team carried back home smiles of success and fulfillment. This inspired them even more to continue promoting quality education among tri-people youth and children by working hand in hand with compassionate partner advocates.
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