The University of Santo Tomas in cooperation with the British Council hosted the first ever ASEACCU Leadership Training Program entitled, “Executive Leadership Essentials” from August 6 – 10, 2018 at the Dr. George Ty Hall, Blessed Buenaventura G. Paredes Building. The training program catered to new administrators of ASEACCU member institutions. Administrators from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines took part in the training program to prepare them to become competent and effective leaders.

The first day of the training program held on August 6 was a whole day session on Catholic leadership which was facilitated by Fr. Filemon Dela Cruz, Jr. O.P. The British Council facilitated the training program from August 7-9. The 3-day session centered on the role of the leader and how the leader creates trust, delivers through others, motivates his team, and welcomes, encourages and facilitates changes and the last session centered on how to lead across cultures. On August 10, the last day of the leadership training program, the participants visited two prestigious ASEACCU member Universities in Manila; De La Salle University and Adamson University and in the afternoon they had an enjoyable tour of Manila.

The leadership training program, which is funded by the ASEACCU, is the first activity of the organization apart from annual faculty and staff conference and student camp.