The Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG), formerly Client Services Group, together with the Credit Operations Group, provided new learning opportunities for 140 center leaders during the first Center Leaders' Conference (CLC) last March 23, 2017 in Davao City.
Armed with the theme, "Empowering Women, Transforming Communities", the CLC was divided into three modules pertaining to social, economic, environmental, and spiritual development. This was followed by a marketing workshop and orientation to one of the organization's most extensive spin-off, the KMBI Development Foundation, Inc. (KDFI) led by Mr. Reginold de los Reyes, Program Director of KDFI.
In her opening remarks, TDTG Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Hazel R. Bayaca, was confident the CLC will produce a positive effect on the mindset of Program Members towards becoming better and more efficient community leaders.
Transformation Coordinator, Ms. Rocelyn Magallanes, administered the modules on Environmental Awareness and People Management. On the other hand, Entrepreneurial Development Services Officer, Mr. Rico B. Antion, equipped the participants with financial literacy. KMBI also facilitated a livelihood workshop to teach the Program Members how to maximize their resources for profit and how to properly market their products.
KMBI, in partnership with Unilever, KMBI Development Foundation Inc. (KDFI), and APPEND, commenced the Kabisig Summit on the following day, March 24, 2017. The activity, held at the Alternative Marketing Center (ALMACEN) in Davao City, was a first for KMBI Program Members. The summit had the theme: “Bagong Taon, Bagong Pagkakataon”; and aimed to bring together a community of microentrepreneurs, particularly those engaged in sari-sari store enterprises. The activity also included inputs on business management skills and financial literacy through livelihood development programs.