Wellness Caravan brings Vitality to 170 Clients

Recognizing the need to increase access to health and wellness information, KMBI launched its second Wellness Caravan for 2017 at the Boulevard Events Place, San Fermin, Cauayan City last April 20.

The event was a mixture of talks, demos and physical activities to help 170 KMBI clients gain insights on how to improve their well being and manage their stress. "Cardio Vascular Disease is the leading cause of death amongst insurance clients. It is important to be reminded to be aware that sleeping early, being physically active and having a positive mindset will contribute to a happier and longer life." Ms. Michelle Bacolod, KMBI's Micro-insurance consultant said in her talk.

The caravan also featured booths from KMBI Partners and Clients. Among them were: Kabisig-Unilever that showcased consumer products; Four KMBI Clients that brought in their home made goods; Leny Massage that offered massage services and various salves & ointments; the Pure-it team who discussed the need for clean drinking water; and the Philippine Red Cross that hosted a bloodletting activity during the gathering.

The wellness caravan was capped off with a Zumba session by Mr. Mark Richie Adam. KMBI clients dressed in their sports attire, and broke a sweat while dancing to high tempo music.

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.

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