MY dear brothers and sisters in Christ;
We at Serviam Catholic Charismatic Community Foundation Inc. would like to present our Third Conference in a series entitled “Servant Leadership in Business” on January 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La, in Makati City.
Inspired by Pope Francis’s declaration that business is a noble vocation, Serviam aims to propagate servant leadership in yet another field of endeavor, the influential business sector. Business leaders create wealth that should be used to share prosperity and serve the least among our people.
His Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will keynote the conference, with a thought-provoking topic, “Authenticity in Business: How can one be real in a virtual world?” This will be followed with a showcase by lawyer Cirilo Noel, Ms. Pacita Juan and Dr. Cecilio Pedro on how servant leadership is applied in the 21st century in triple bottom line—profit, the poor and the environment.
Ambassador Ramon del Rosario will also speak on servant leadership as it relates to business ethics. The last panel consisting of Science Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña, Prof. Solita Monsod and Mr. Aurelio Montinola III will challenge the business community with their expectations of servant leadership from the perspective of the government, the civil society and academe, respectively. Mr. Rod Nepomuceno will moderate the afternoon panel, while Mr. Jose Mari Chan, a successful businessman in his own right, will share his wisdom and render a song or two as guest artist.
To aptly realize the ideals and aspirations Serviam stands for in the business community, it has partnered with prominent business groups, namely, Makati Business Club, the Management Association of the Philippines, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines.
It is Serviam’s hope to make an impact, no matter how small or insignificant it may be, in all segments of society, including but not limited to the media, academe and the youth. Our first conference in the series was held in 2013, entitled “Servant Leadership in the Year of Faith.” It was geared primarily for the leaders of the Church, both the clergy and the laity, while the second conference in 2015, “Servant Leadership in Public Service,” had the country’s public servants as principal focus.
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