On a weekend when almost all Filipinos were preoccupied in anticipating the Philippines most famous sportsman-leader Manny Pacquiao’s most crucial fight — a fight that could spark his retirement — Cebu-based young professional group ICAN brought CHARIS Foundations’ Leading Leaders seminar-workshop in PAREF Springdale School that was attended by more than 20 select students and promising young professionals from Cebu.

The Leading Leaders activity was one of the suggested activity by iCAN to CHARIS during the first CHARIS Leadership Summit (CLS) on March 1, 2014 in UA&P where most iCAN members attended.

Leading Leaders is a leadership seminar-workshop that focuses forming leaders with a strong foundation in virtue. It espoused that good governance depends on people brought up in an ethic of service, on right values instilled in the hearts of leaders while they are young.

The iCAN-led Leading Leaders in Cebu was facilitated by CHARIS members Jomari Umali, Jonats Alforte and Mark Anthony Goroy. Jomari gave an overview of Leading Leaders and delivered the talk Essentials of Leadership and workshop VOICE Analysis. Jonats delivered the talks Foundations of Virtue and The Youth in Nation-Building. Mark handled the workshops Coat of Arms, Clay Hero and Shoe Box Sale.

Most of the participants were from Cebu schools that included Cebu Institute of Medicine, San Carlos University and Cebu Normal University while some were young professionals from different companies and businesses in Cebu.

Here are some photos of the event:

CHARIS member Jomari providing the Leading Leaders participants with an overview of the seminar-workshop.

CHARIS member Jomari providing the Leading Leaders participants with an overview of the seminar-workshop.

iCAN's Annely Celocia giving a background about iCAN and its partnership with CHARIS.

iCAN’s Annely Celocia giving a background about iCAN and its partnership with CHARIS.

CHARIS member Jonats Alforte talks about the importance of virtues in his talk The Essentials of Leadership.

CHARIS member Jonats Alforte talks about the importance of virtues in his talk The Foundations of Virtue.

The Leading Leaders module for the participants.

The Leading Leaders module for the participants.

One group in the Leading Leaders seminar doing one of the four workshops during the two-day event.

Group 1 doing one of the four workshops during the two-day event.

Group 4 discusses the merits of the best-ever shoe box in Cebu (according to them :) ).

Group 4 discusses the merits of the best-ever shoe box in Cebu (according to them 🙂 ).

iCAN's Annely Celocia moderated the last workshop with the CIM group during the VOICE Analysis workshop.

iCAN’s Annely Celocia moderated the last workshop with the CIM group during the VOICE Analysis workshop.

Participants, facilitators and speakers of the first CHARIS-iCAN Leading Leaders seminar-workshop in PAREF Springdale, Cebu City.

All in. All out for virtues-based leadership. Participants, facilitators and speakers of the first CHARIS-iCAN Leading Leaders seminar-workshop in PAREF Springdale, Cebu City.