Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Value-Leadership Orientation Program: April 10,2012:
At the invitation of Sr. Loevnia, Principal of St. Joseph’s High School, Agripada, Fr. Glenford Lowe sdb on behalf of the AVEC organized a day’s Leadership Orientation program for twenty four new leaders of the school. Fr. Lowe was introduced by Sr. Lovenia to the leaders. 

 The young leaders then introduced themselves and briefly expressed their expectations from this Value-based Leadership Orientation Program. A prayer song followed that set the tone for the day. Through a variety of Value based games, personal reflections and group sharing, and a few audio-visual presentations the young leaders were taken through the various leadership types and the necessary qualities needed for effective leadership. ‘Leading by Values’ was the theme for the program. 
 The importance of Personal Self-Awareness, Vision and Mission, Planning and Creativity, Team Work and Delegating Responsibilities, Facing Obstacles and the Power of Communication, Time Management and Developing a Spiritual Alignment, and finally the need to ‘Leave a Legacy’ were some of the main points that were touched upon. The young leaders were also challenged to broaden their perspective of life and of the world in order to have the courage to topple their old views and mindsets and to start afresh with a new paradigm shift.
 One could see the enthusiasm and the eagerness with which the young leaders participated in the program. Thanks to the management and Sisters Julie and Swati for their participation too. On behalf of the leaders, the school captain Rispah Cardoza proposed the vote of thanks.
 Below are some of the comments made by a few participants in the AVEC appreciation log book:
It was very creative and very inspiring. Thank you for your good ideas and thoughts. We learnt many things today on leadership” Farah Sheikh 
 “It was a great opportunity to attend this seminar on Leadership. It was very inspiring. Our goal is to become more clear through this seminar and through the guidance of Fr. Glenford Lowe, we are sure that we will continue to keep the standard of the school high.” Rizpah Cardoza- Head Girl, S. Wagh – Asst. Head Girl
 “It was a good chance for us to attend this seminar. We enjoyed the exercises and learned a lot from this seminar. We will work according to what we learnt so as to make something new. Thank you Fr. Glenn Lowe.” Sonu Gautam, Anam Mogar and Faiza Mogar

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