25 HO Managers and Officers Acquire New Leadership Inputs from ICM

Twenty-five Head Office Managers and Officers enhanced their leadership potential during a management training at the La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City last August 29-31, 2017.

The Introductory Course to Management (ICM) is being spearheaded by the Training and Advance Education Department (TAD). It is an enhanced Branch Supervisory Training Program (BSTP), intended for newly promoted KMBI Officers and existing Officers, who have not been trained yet on the management skills training.

The ICM aims to define the purpose of leadership in the light of biblical perspectives; for participants to acquire the basic management concepts, skills and techniques; and present individual plan of action on the application of the management concepts.

To date, the ICM has trained five batches which composed of a total of 85 supervisory staff including branch and Head Office Supervisors.

The ICM training will also be conducted in Davao, SOCSKSARGEN, and CARAGA.

60 PMs from Goa Benefit from CLC

60 Program Members of Goa branch gained new perspectives on enhancing center leadership during the Center Leaders' Conference held last August 18, 2017 at CraigVille Resort in Halawig- gogon, Goa, Camarines Sur.

The activity stressed on financial literacy, achieving a healthy lifestyle, and responsible citizenship – by becoming registered voters.

Topics relating to environmental issues, such as climate change, were also tackled during the event.

The Wellness Caravan aims to transform the standards of living of KMBI Program Members. It is being held annually across all KMBI branches to equip Program Members with practical tips relating to environmental awareness, health, and finances.

Serve and Lead, KMBI's Retreat Theme Emphasizes

All KMBI Head Office staff took time out of their daily office routine to focus on reuniting themselves as one family under God.

With the theme, “Me & My Family: Serving Joyfully, Leading Faithfully”, this year’s Head Office Staff Retreat took place at Klir Waterpark Resort in Guiguinto, Bulacan last August 11-12, 2017.

Ms. Gloria Jimenez, spouse of KMBI President and Vice-Chairman Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, filled the first day with an inspirational message about raising a God-fearing family and developing successors. Central to the discussion is the excerpt from the verse of Joshua 24:15, “…But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

The Jimenez couple shared their concept of family in the context of modern-day Christianity and how it is applicable and relevant in the workplace.

The first day was capped off by group performances during the fellowship night.

On the next day, all staff gathered in groups for the team building activities.

KMBI Staff Retreat aims to reflect on the biblical foundation and purpose of a Christian family in our society and take time to bond with colleagues and relax from the usual day-to-day activities, among others.

The Regional Staff Retreat is set to take place on September 15-16, 2017.

450 MF Practitioners Assemble at Annual MCPI Conference

This year’s annual conference of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) held a massive record of attendees, bringing together 450 microfinance practitioners on July 27-28, 2017 at the Century Park Hotel, Manila.

More than 20 delegates from KMBI attended the convention. The organization’s dance group, K-Force, led the invocation. Program Members from Tandang Sora Branch also performed for the intermission number.

The conference discussed the implementation of the Microfinance NGOs Act or RA 10693, which seeks to establish a regulatory body that governs all Microfinance NGOs. The Microfinance NGO (MF NGO) Regulatory Council aims to institute and operationalize a system of accreditation for MF NGOs which shall include governance, financial performance and social performance standards. It is envisioned that all MF NGOs will be compliant with the standards set by the regulatory council in the next three years.

Other important topics included utilizing digital technology to better complement the Microfinance operations, milestones and challenges in the Microfinance industry, empowering MSMEs through enterprise development, and making use of the Credit Information Systems to help in the gathering and sharing of credit information between Microfinance institutions (MFIs).

A message from Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., the newly appointed Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), capped off the 2017 MCPI Annual Conference. He encouraged all Microfinance institutions to create client-centric programs and services that would promote inclusive growth.

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