On November 4, JCI Makati members and Board of Directors gathered for their 2018 Strategic Planning and Teambuilding. It was held at the JCI Makati “hub,” Ramen Metro, where they also meet for their weekly learning and fellowship meeting dubbed as “H.U.B. Night.”
Incoming JCI Makati President Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales presided the planning, which started with the New Member’s Orientation for those who recently joined the chapter. They were introduced to the history, story, and culture of JCI, and were also given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their personal advocacy. The orientation also introduced and refreshed everyone on JCI’s vision, mission and core values.
The planning proper was facilitated by Ada Cuaresma, one of the trainers of Pochology Academy. She led the group to an icebreaker, and then started the planning with a mini-workshop on creating the vision, mission and strategies of an organization. The group was then broken into “task forces” to focus on 3 impact areas for JCI Makati: projects, training and membership. Each task force were tasked to come up with a blueprint for their corresponding impact area, which will be the basis of implementation of future initiatives.
After the breakout session, the task force members shared to the group the outline of their blueprint. What followed was a fruitful and meaningful discussion of each impact area, as the other groups shared their inputs on how each blueprint can be improved. Each participant then took turns in sharing what they have learned and will commit to doing for JCI Makati.
The planning session ended with a declaration, led by incoming Secretary General KC Cordova, that JCI Makati members commit to embrace and promote a culture of giving, sharing, loving and caring. The declaration was written and signed individually by the members.
The planning session also birthed JCI Makati’s vision, mission and overarching strategy for 2018 and beyond, to support their battlecry, “Together, we’re greater.”
VISION: To be the model chapter of greatness across Junior Chamber International
MISSION: To help, unify and bridge empowered young Filipinos to create a flow of initiatives that promote positive social change
OVERARCHING STRATEGY: Create and document systems of implementation on impact areas (membership, projects, training)
Board of Directors for 2018 who were also present during the planning session were incoming Executive Vice President Earl Sebastian, incoming Vice President – External Kurt Soliman, incoming Secretary General KC Cordova, and incoming Local Training Director Reynard Francisco. JCI Makati 2016 President Neil Florita, and Immediate Past President Kenneth Tiu also grade the planning session with their presence.
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