KMBI Participates in Financial Inclusion Summit in Vietnam

Seven of KMBI's Board mixed with Key Officers assembled alongisde 300 senior leaders for the region's premier event, the Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit last March 21-22, 2017.

The two-day event, held at the JW Marriot Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, was organized by Citi Foundation, the foundation for Development Cooperation in partnership with Banking with the poor (BWTP) Network, the Economist Group, and hosted by Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME).

The Summit aims to help participants explore the various opportunities and challenges of financial services providers to tackle financial inclusion in underserved communities. It also aims to participate interactions with policy-makers to discuss the latest national and regional initiatives to improve outreach.

The Summit also showcases the latest technology and innovation to service the unbanked. It serves as the incubator for thought leaders and experts to stimulate the exchange of ideas and best practices, and possibly explore potential networking and partnership.

Expanded ManCom Convenes at Panay

The Expanded Management Committee had a meeting last April 10-12, 2017 at Panay Conference Hall. Thirty six (36) members of the expanded management committee participated in the meeting, and discussed the groups’ accomplishment reports. Some issues were also presented and resolved.

KMBI President and Vice Chairman, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, led the Command Meeting on the first day. On the following day, Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG) Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Hazel Christine R. Bayaca, facilitated a SMART Writing Seminar to help KMBI staff in writing more effective memoranda and formal letters.

To top off the 3-day meeting, the orientation on the Gideon Program happened on the last day as facilitated by the Training Department Director, Mr. Anselmo Edwin B. Aruelo.

The Gideon Program is a five-day “value-matching” exposure program that goes alongside the recruitment process of KMBI, intended for all aspiring applicants, specifically for Program Officers. The program is designed to help applicants understand the main business of KMBI, and what kind of work they would be doing once hired. Being knowledgeable about the nature of their would-be job at KMBI would let them assess if their values are matched to the mission and vision of the organization, thereby lessening attrition rate and fostering satisfaction at work.

Davao Area Orients Leaders with 21st Century Leadership Styles

Twenty-two staff from Davao Area prepped themselves to up their leadership capacity as the area mounted a re-echo training on “New Leadership Style for the 21st Century” on March 10, 2017.

Held at Eagles’ Ridge, Upper Ulas, Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City, the activity was joined by 10 Program Unit Heads and 12 promotable Program Officers. Regional Director for VisMin Operations, Ms. Amelita T. Andilab, graced the event.

Seven modules encapsulated the seminar: Core of Leadership; Self-Mastery; EQ Leadership; Positivity and Optimism; Conflict Management; New Leadership; and Wrapping it All.

The new leadership style is grounded on the relationship between the management and staff, with emphasis on the Emotional Quotient over the Intellectual Quotient. This will guide employees in their decision to hire or promote an individual.

The re-echo training aimed to deepen the participant's appreciation for self-mastery. This is perceived as the foundation for becoming better leaders as well as the honing of emotional intelligence. Through these critical skiils, participants are expected to adopt and develop an appropriate leadership style that fits employees of the 21st century.

HO holds Annual Disaster Management and Fire Drill

45 KMBI head office staff and Valenzuela Branch personnel attended the annual Disaster Management and Fire Drill last March 23, 2017 at the Valenzuela head office.

Invited Red Cross representative, Denver Llarenas, gave a brief talk on First-aid training and CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Meanwhile, Valenzuela Bureau of Fire Protection Officer 1, Elenette Asis, provided refresher tips and points for fire safety and prevention. Ms. Asis also helped facilitate a simulation drill after the discussion to test how much was absorbed during the orientation.

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