Future By Design Pilipinas (FBDP) once again hosted the 4-Day Transformational Leadership Playshop Part II for agrarian reform implementors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) last month at Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant, Cotabato City. Learning designer Juan A. Kanapi, Jr., Ph.D., founder and CEO Future By Design Pilipinas and lead harvester Ana Margarita “Miren” Sanchez and Ariel “Ayi” Hernandez, as process guardian and co-harvester, formed the facilitating team from FBDP.
Led by regional secretary Amihilda J. Sangcopan, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers (PAROs) from Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur, and Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (MAROs), respectively, participating personnel from the regional office learned a lot from the FBDP’s mission to host conversations that matter to the Filipino and propel positive change in the Philippines.
Its core competencies are organizational direction-setting, program planning, development, management and evaluation, multisectoral engagement and relationship building, leadership development, and individual and group coaching.
With the help of the conversations, the implementors from the DAR provincial offices applied what they learned from the first transformational leadership playshop. The overarching intention is to ensure the quality of life of ARMM communities through agrarian reform and sustainable rural development.
“It was emphasized that the first transformational leadership focused on generating ownership from within the DAR-ARMM. The next challenge is to generate ownership outside of DAR-ARMM towards co-ownership and co-creation for positive change in the Philippines. It was further stressed that the way from ownership to co-creation is not linear and it keeps repeating in small and large circles. Each time a new group is engaged, personal mastery is tested. Constant practice of sensing, presencing, and creating” an explanation from the framework of transformational leadership in a learning community developed by Sir Kanapi and Ma’am Sanchez of FBDP 2015 said.
Apparently, co-ownership requires engaging others. There were burning questions about transformational leadership such as management versus leadership, communication model, personal mastery, theory U, appreciative inquiry, systems thinking, shared vision and mental models.
“Transformational leadership is not a majority rules, every opinion counts and has value,” Ma’amSanchez said. (Geraldine Masukat Surbano, Regional Communication Group/Photos: Temmy Toquero, DAR-ARMM)