The VMY Greece had an eventful weekend last week holding a two-leadership training seminar for its core leaders. Held last September 9-10 at the Miraculous Medal Center, the VMY Group leader Mr. Thadeus Mendoza served as the facilitator to the 16 leaders who participated in the activity. The theme was "Take the Lead, VMY Leadership Training Seminar: Do you have what it takes to be a VMY leader?"
The goals of the training were:
• To not only give information or the skills for one to lead a VMY team, but instead to CHALLENGE each one to change, mature and be transformed into the image of Christ.
• To help the participants become RESPONSIBLE YOUNG LEADERS who will TAKE THE LEAD in achieving the VMY’s purpose of bringing its members closer to Christ.
• To always remember that: "You can’t GIVE what you don’t HAVE!" You can’t give Christ if you don’t know him personally.
Each day started with a prayer followed by an expectation setting on the first day and an ice-breaker on the second day. The two-day seminar consisted of 11 sessions and some exercises in between that covered the topics from kinds of leadership, communication, teambuilding and conflict resolution. Each participant was given a workbook where activities and exercises were available and used within the seminar to make it more personal, reflective but dynamic at the same time. This allowed the participants to express their thoughts and sentiments about the topics given making it interactive for them. An evaluation was done after the entire activity on the second day.
Note: Below are the materials prepared and used by the facilitator. Feel free to download and use them but we request that a credit be made to him.