It was another year jam-packed with plenty of knowledge, enjoyment, and inspiration for 750 KMBI staff members as they took part in the 2016 Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Camp held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from October 20 to 21, 2016.
The two-day event, dubbed with an overarching theme of “Leading the Christian Life in Action,” concentrates on three major tenets servant-leaders must uphold: (1) live by loving God; (2) love by connecting with others; and (3) lead by serving.
KMBI Chairman and Vice-President Mr. David D. Gutierrez commenced the first day of the LEaD Camp. Following the ceremonial opening, KMBI offered gratitude to the Lord for being good to the organization in the past 30 years through praise and worship.
Among the highlights of the rest of the first day were colorful dance performances from K-Force, awarding rites that gave distinction to the top-performing areas, branches, and employees, as well as inspirational talks from Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia, the organization’s Corporate Treasurer.
“The fact that we are here today is a living testament that we have hardworking and dedicated field staff, management staff, and leadership team working together to create a success story out of KMBI. And our success story must be inter-moving with the success story of our clients and members,” he expressed.
KMBI President and Vice-Chairman Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez concluded the first day through a ceremonial toast. He stressed the importance of the number thirty which, according to numerology, connotes three important views that are perfectly aligned to what KMBI is celebrating right now.
“So [the number] thirty, when we look at what we’re celebrating, is indeed very important. It connotes new ideas, advancement, and expansive development,” Mr. Jimenez stated in his speech.
Where enjoyment and inspiration collide
The LEaD Camp Day 2 kicked off with a series of plenary talks from three key individuals who graced the activity.
First to deliver motivation was Dr. Don D. Cua, a medical missionary doctor. He reminded the future leaders that the most essential purpose of their life is to love God with all of their heart by following and listening closely to His directions.
“Where are you in terms of your spiritual life, your family life, your careers?” He challenged all KMBI staff to take on bigger roles if they aspire to achieve greater heights. “Do not be afraid to take risks,” he said.
Furthermore, beauty queen Ms. Miriam Quiambao-Roberto buffed up the concept of life as a daily commitment to honor God by loving and creating a family that is “beautifully rooted and nurtured in His love.”
To complete the triad of lectures, Far East Broadcasting Company President Mr. Dan Andrew Cura imparted the true definition of leadership in its deepest value. He shared that every leader must be moved deeply to an advocacy of becoming an agent of change and transformation that is deeply anchored in God’s love for the poor.
The first session of Day 2 closed with the culmination led by Ms. Mila Bunker, who uttered words of prayer to bless everyone at KMBI.
Fun through art of dancing
The evening session was teeming with creativity and expression, as the Head Office staff grooved at the stage with their opening Cha-Cha dance number.
This was followed by an all-encompassing dance number from the K-Force to establish rhythm for the Dance Evolution.
Out of the twelve areas who danced their way to the top, the Davao area stood triumphant snagging the first place, followed by CALABARZON at second place, and SOCKSARGEN took the third spot.
Highlighting the fun in the night was the “Mr. and Ms. face of the night” which recognized two individuals who caught the most attention from their attire.
This year’s LEaD Camp is one of the most significant activities of KMBI in celebration of its 30th founding anniversary.
In his LEaD Camp 2016 Chairman’s message, Human Capital Director Mr. Anselmo Edwin B. Aruelo expressed that the Camp is an activity intended to bring all KMBI staff members on the centrality of God’s love as the very core of every leader’s being.
“Leadership anchored in God’s love is direction, but leadership without God’s love is destruction,” he wrote in the statement.