The Strategic Planning Summit was a hectic and fruitful day and a half. The following is a recap.
Day One: August 17, 2013, 8 am through 5 pm
Summit participants used the True Colors exercise as an icebreaker and were asked to use the colors throughout the Summit as a tool for better communication with each other.
Because the parliamentary process was delayed to Day Two, two more One Page presenters were added: Marilyn Doromal on Mentoring Future Leaders, and the Utah State Youth Leader on Filipino American Youth in Higher Education.
Motions from the One Pager Presenters for Day Two’s consideration were submitted.
Day Two: August 18, 2013, 8 am through 12 pm
MOTIONS / RESOLUTIONS:
The 12 Motions submitted were read and each motion was deliberated upon through the Parliamentary process presided by JT Mallonga (National Vice Chair), with Giselle Rushford and Jing Espiritu facilitating. After the deliberations, the Resolutions were voted upon and approved by the BOD.
Based on JT Mallonga’s presentation on the Task Force Creation, six (6) Task Forces were created to move NaFFAA forward with each Task Force communicating with each other. The before and after Organization Charts were presented at the Summit. The ultimate goal is for each Region to come up with Programs that can be funded by National through the Finance/Funding Task Force. Emraida Kiram, Brendan Flores and Giselle Rushford were appointed as the National Task Force Committee Members to oversee the Task Forces, and Bing Branigan was appointed as the Ombudsman to ensure continuous communication.
The Committee divided the responsibilities for overseeing the Task Forces.
- Brendan Flores oversees the Finance/Funding and Communication task forces
- Giselle Rushford oversees Education/Training and Advocacy task forces
- Emraida Kiram oversees Community Organizing and Community Services task forces
National Chair Ed Navarra gave his closing remarks and Greg Macabenta enthused in expanding the Alex Esclamado Scholarship Program, which will be under the Education/Training Task Force.
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