BPI Foundation: Volunteer Leadership-Ready through Hands on Manila’s program


Last June 1, Hands on Manila launched its Volunteer Leadership Academy which aims to empower corporate employees with new skills for use as volunteer leaders in the organization or company they work for.

BPI Foundation’s Executive Director Maricris San Diego giving her Welcome Remarks

This is a 2-day session which features modules on fundraising, marketing, servant leadership and the like and speakers from the Harvard Kennedy School and Georgetown University among others. It is patterned after HOM’s Sherpa Academy, which was designed for its long-time volunteer leaders.

Project Management by Ms. Karen Batungbacal, Senior Vice President
of Optum Global Solutions

During the first session, the BPI Volunteer Leaders identified their “WHYs” through a video by Simon Sinek. This was followed by discussions on Social Media 101 by Abby Pacquing, Internal Communications Manager of Refinitiv and an HOM Sherpa, and Mobilization of Volunteer Leaders by Neddie Perez, HOM’s Marketing Officer. The day was wrapped up with their role play on how to do Project Management.

BPI Foundation Volunteer Leaders preparing for their Project Management role play

Volunteer leaders were further inspired to manage and produce their own volunteer projects.

While in the second half, Praxis PH’ Managing Partner Sam Javier told them about Harnessing the Power of Digital for Social Change.

Mr. Pastrana wrapped up the session with his talk on Servant Leadership.

For more information on the Volunteer Leadership Academy Program, e-mail [email protected]