Friday, June 09, 2006

First SMS Council Meeting

Speaking of Council Meetings, I actually just came from one. I had a meeting with the relatively new set of SMS Chairpersons from 10 am until 4:30 pm today. It's a good thing we had good food to share (courtesy of the Solomon Guest House) and, of course, we were with each other's good company.

If you're wondering why it took us that long, it's because five (Annie, Letty, Joey, May, & Rowell) of the seven SMS chairpersons (including Rene and Toni) have not gone through our seminar-workshop type of meeting. We have this in SMS to, hopefully, prepare them to the future demands of the job. Like most of us, having been "plucked out" of our teaching jobs to "plunge in" an administrative post may prove to be a nerve wracking experience (hehehe). The least I could do is to help facilitate a certain amount of transition for them before they plunge in their admin tasks (ala fresh HS grad going into the LEAP first before plunging into the demands of regular College life!).

The morning session focused on the direction of DLSPI in relation to our own directions (in CSB, in SMS, and in their own Areas). We also tackled where we are in all of these (in terms of guidelines, JDs, school calendar, operational plans, etc). The afternoon session focused on the important SMS business matters.

So there, in the last weeks, we have been busy returning back to our normal lives in CSB (and getting over our summer break R & Rs).

Last week, we met with Bro. Dodo Fernandez and shared our dreams and hopes for SMS. We also met with the LEAP team together with the parents of this year's LEAP batch. Early this week, we met with VPA Nocon to discuss how we can further improve on the extended classes set-up. The Chairs had their own meetings with their areas for their plans this year. Me and George Binay (CDA Marketing Committee Head) also met with the OLAMMP team to discuss plans and tie-ups with them.

At the end of the day (and at the end of this week!), I'm just glad the SMS team is beaming with so much energy combined with strong camarederie. This lessens the burden of perceiving things as mere "tasks" to complete, instead, with good company, we start seeing these tasks as reasons to strenghten our bonds with one another.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


At 8:36 AM , Blogger Zaldi said...

Thanks for the updates. And a warm welcome to your new (and old) team members!


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