ALS conducts Jesuit Leadership Education 2019

May 15, 2019
Law student leaders and ALS administrators are all smiles after a productive JLE weekend in Tagaytay
Law student leaders and ALS administrators are all smiles after a productive JLE weekend in Tagaytay
 
Officers of the Student Council (SC) and representatives of blocks and student organizations attended this year’s Jesuit Leadership Education Program (JLE) held at Angels’ Hills Convention Center in Tagaytay City, on May 3 to 5, 2019. JLE is an annual workshop centered on instilling the fundamentals of Ignatian values and spirituality to Ateneo Law School (ALS) student leaders, providing an avenue for self-awareness, fostering camaraderie among participants through team-building activities, and forming law student leaders into exemplary Atenean lawyers. 
  
To introduce Ignatian spirituality to the participants, Fr. IJ Chan-Gonzaga opened the workshop by focusing on St. Ignatius’ journey, and how St. Ignatius was shaped by key events in his life. A self-awareness session led by Mr. Agripino Paul Galvez of the Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation followed. Students were introduced to the nine (9) Enneagram types and assessed on which type they belong to. The first day of JLE closed with a fellowship night, where the participants and faculty members bonded over songs and games.
 
Day 2 of JLE was devoted to the participants’ reflection on their own leadership journey in connection to what is currently happening in the country. The participants had the opportunity to share their stories and listen to others’ journeys. Atenean lawyers namely, Atty. Richie Ramos-Pilares, Judge Rowena Nieves-Tan, Atty. Ray Paolo Santiago, and Atty. Aris Gulapa also shared their experiences on how they practice Ignatian spirituality and leadership in their respective fields of law practice. Their stories served as an inspiration for the law students to pursue their dream to be Atenean lawyers. 
 
Ready, Steady, Go! JLE participants all revved up to win the Amazing Race
Ready, Steady, Go! JLE participants all revved up to win the Amazing Race
 
After a series of formal sessions, the student leaders participated in the JLE Amazing Race led by the outgoing SC officers. To wrap up the day, the students and the school administrators, represented by Dean Jose Maria Hofileña, Assoc. Dean Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga, and Assoc. Dean Giovanni F. Vallente, gathered for a dialogue where the administrators responded to the concerns articulated by the students. This also served as an opportunity for students to express their gratitude to the school administrators and to share their hopes and aspirations for the ALS community and the country. 
 
On the last day, Dean Hofileña thanked the ALS student leaders for their active participation in JLE 2019. He expressed his appreciation for the students’ efforts to help make a better ALS and encouraged them to foster an environment of open communication with the administrators. He stressed that despite having diverse backgrounds, personalities, beliefs, and affiliations, any kind of challenge can be addressed so long as everyone stands as one Ateneo community.
 

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  • ALS conducts Jesuit Leadership Education 2019
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Law student leaders and ALS administrators are all smiles after a productive JLE weekend in Tagaytay
    Law student leaders and ALS administrators are all smiles after a productive JLE weekend in Tagaytay
     
    Officers of the Student Council (SC) and representatives of blocks and student organizations attended this year’s Jesuit Leadership Education Program (JLE) held at Angels’ Hills Convention Center in Tagaytay City, on May 3 to 5, 2019. JLE is an annual workshop centered on instilling the fundamentals of Ignatian values and spirituality to Ateneo Law School (ALS) student leaders, providing an avenue for self-awareness, fostering camaraderie among participants through team-building activities, and forming law student leaders into exemplary Atenean lawyers. 
      
    To introduce Ignatian spirituality to the participants, Fr. IJ Chan-Gonzaga opened the workshop by focusing on St. Ignatius’ journey, and how St. Ignatius was shaped by key events in his life. A self-awareness session led by Mr. Agripino Paul Galvez of the Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation followed. Students were introduced to the nine (9) Enneagram types and assessed on which type they belong to. The first day of JLE closed with a fellowship night, where the participants and faculty members bonded over songs and games.
     
    Day 2 of JLE was devoted to the participants’ reflection on their own leadership journey in connection to what is currently happening in the country. The participants had the opportunity to share their stories and listen to others’ journeys. Atenean lawyers namely, Atty. Richie Ramos-Pilares, Judge Rowena Nieves-Tan, Atty. Ray Paolo Santiago, and Atty. Aris Gulapa also shared their experiences on how they practice Ignatian spirituality and leadership in their respective fields of law practice. Their stories served as an inspiration for the law students to pursue their dream to be Atenean lawyers. 
     
    Ready, Steady, Go! JLE participants all revved up to win the Amazing Race
    Ready, Steady, Go! JLE participants all revved up to win the Amazing Race
     
    After a series of formal sessions, the student leaders participated in the JLE Amazing Race led by the outgoing SC officers. To wrap up the day, the students and the school administrators, represented by Dean Jose Maria Hofileña, Assoc. Dean Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga, and Assoc. Dean Giovanni F. Vallente, gathered for a dialogue where the administrators responded to the concerns articulated by the students. This also served as an opportunity for students to express their gratitude to the school administrators and to share their hopes and aspirations for the ALS community and the country. 
     
    On the last day, Dean Hofileña thanked the ALS student leaders for their active participation in JLE 2019. He expressed his appreciation for the students’ efforts to help make a better ALS and encouraged them to foster an environment of open communication with the administrators. He stressed that despite having diverse backgrounds, personalities, beliefs, and affiliations, any kind of challenge can be addressed so long as everyone stands as one Ateneo community.