KMBI successfully mounted its biennial Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Camp at the SMX Premier, Lanang, Davao City, empowering more than 800 KMBI staff.
With the theme “Live a Holy Life. Accomplish God’s Purpose!”, the gathering was held last April 18, 2018. Mr. David D. Gutierrez, KMBI Chairman, opened this year’s camp. In his opening remarks, he urged the staff to practice godliness at all times by veering away from earthly customs.
Becoming a Living Sacrifice
The whole-day conference was also graced by Pastor Josephus Ed “Jebo” Banzuelo. In his plenary talk, he dissected this year’s theme verse of Romans 12:1-2 which says, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
The afternoon session teemed with talks in the form of breakout sessions. Dr. Gloria P. Jimenez acquainted the Board and Management with the fundamentals of succession planning.
Meanwhile, Deputy Executive Director for Transformational Development and Training Group, Ms. Hazel Christine R. Bayaca, imparted basic business writing tips to supervisory staff.
Dr. Jasmin J. Jamora, a Dermatologist by profession, also shared her knowledge and encouraged all support staff to work with joy in their hearts.
In another breakout session, Deputy Executive Director for Credit Operations Group, Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya, together with KMBI President, Mr. Eduardo Jimenez, facilitated an adult-learning way of enhancing center meetings for the Program Officers.
An Evening Full of Fairy Tales and Magic
One of the highlights of the event was the Disney musical night, hosted by Mati Branch Manager, Mr. Zerbrian Blantucas, and Pampanga Area Manager, Ms. Cashmere Cayaban. All 14 areas went up to enliven the night with their musical performances. Davao area, for the fourth time in a row, swept the first prize with their interpretation of the classic animated Disney film, Mulan.
Coinciding with the Disney musical performances is the awarding of 22 outstanding KMBI staff and the top 5 branches for the year 2017. Tandang Sora retained its spot as the most outstanding branch.
The KMBI LEaD Camp is a biennial conference that aims to gather all regular KMBI staff, enhance their knowledge and skills, and promote oneness amongst them. This activity seeks to bring a renewal of thoughts and feelings, share best practices in relation to their duties & responsibilities, and help staff determine their respective roles & contributions in the redemption process and towards God’s grand design.