The Thomasian Alumni Leaders Association (TALA) gathered the alumni and student leaders in a forum entitled “TALAkayan at Kapihan Series” last October 28, 2015 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building.
In line with the theme “Leaders Nurturing Leaders”, the participants exchanged thoughts and ideas on how alumni leaders can better equip the younger generation of leaders in the challenges of today’s time. Various concepts such as empowerment, coaching, passing the ideals of Thomasian image, and many more that further deepened the participants’ understanding of what happens when a leader mentors another leader, and what the leaders’ collaboration can do to change the society, came to force.
Participants included the officers of different University of Santo Tomas Alumni Associations, Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC), TomasinoWeb (TomWeb), Fotomasino: The Thomasian Photographers Guild, and various college-based student councils.
Facilitated by Mr. Henry Tenedero, President of Thomasian Alumni Leaders Association and the 2015 President of Philippine Marketing Association, the event ended with the off-forum task and message, “It’s not enough that you know what we have discussed during the meeting. What then can we do to spread the ideas and our advocacies?”
The TALAkayan at Kapihan Series is the start of many other fora that will discuss topics of social relevance.