by Christopher Bryan Garcia
Members of different Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) attended a two-day Leadership Training Seminar (LTS) and teambuilding at the Golden Horizon in Trece Martires, Cavite.
The LTS, which was held in partnership with Gems Heart Community, challenged the young leaders to step outside of their comfort zones by immersing themselves in an unfamiliar community.
Aside from honing their individual skills, students were given the opportunity to work on their collaboration skills by working in teams with activities that promoted trust and teamwork among the groups.
"This activity is the official starter pack of a student leader to expose them to possible scenarios they could face in the future," FEU Tech faculty and training facilitator Gene Justine Rosales explained. "LTS equips student leaders with the theoretical knowledge and concepts of leadership with real-life application afterwards."
Critical thinking and problem solving are two of the important qualities of leadership. As such, student leaders were tasked to create proposals to provide solutions to existing problems in the community such as their lack of proper waste management, hospitals, and recreation areas.
"With this LTS, I discovered my willingness to help the community. It changed my perspective on what service is really all about. I'm even more inspired to be a better student leader," Computer Engineering Organization President Josh De Vera said.