The 10th Federation Summit, organized by the Federation of Student Governments CTU INC., was recently held at CTU Danao Campus from May 10 to 13, 2023. The summit carried the theme “Leading Within: Cultivating the Qualities of Transformational Leaders and Impacting Personal Growth towards Effective Leadership.”
This highly anticipated student leadership summit brought together over 300 student leaders from the various CTU campuses across the north, central, and south cells. The event aimed to provide a platform for students to enhance their leadership skills, establish connections with other student leaders, and learn from accomplished figures in the field of leadership.
The opening program, which took place on the first day, set the tone for the event. Dr. Decem C. Suladay, the Dean of Instruction at CTU Danao, delivered a warm welcome address to the delegates, emphasizing the significance of leadership in their lives.
Hon. Audie Perez, the CTU Student Regent, explained the summit’s purpose during the opening program. Following this, Danao City Mayor, Hon. Thomas Mark “Mix” H. Durano, delivered an inspiring message highlighting the importance of commitment and problem-solving as key attributes of effective leaders. Mayor Durano also emphasized the responsible use of power and authority, stressing that leadership is a habit that can be nurtured from birth. He encouraged leaders to dedicate themselves to serving their communities, actively work towards solving problems, and utilize their power responsibly.
Moreover, Dr. Marlon Mata, the FSG Adviser, delivered a keynote address underscoring the significance of fostering leadership skills in students. Dr. Mata urged student leaders to promote values like teamwork, communication, and innovation. He also acknowledged the challenges faced by student leaders in an ever-changing world and emphasized the importance of adaptability and creativity in their leadership approaches.
Dr. Rose Mary L. Almacen, the Vice President for Student Affairs, also shared her message with the delegates, encouraging them to enjoy the remainder of the summit and assuring them of a pleasant experience at the campus.
Adding to the captivating atmosphere, the Physical Education 2 students of CTU Danao presented a dance performance that symbolized the importance of collaboration and coordinated efforts in achieving outstanding outcomes.
The opening program concluded with a formal dinner, allowing participants to connect and socialize with fellow student leaders from across the university—the dinner aimed to foster networking among the attendees.
The summit offered various activities such as campfires, team-building exercises, workshops, seminars, and open discussions on leadership. These activities provided invaluable learning opportunities for student leaders to develop their leadership skills and gain insights into various aspects of effective leadership. Distinguished leaders from the institution were also invited to share their experiences and insights with the student leaders.