SSU empowers [its] utility staff
Written by Arianne Rose Tafalla
Faces of excitement were seen all over the vicinity of Ciriaco Hotel on June 10-11, 2016 as 22 maintenance and utility personnel of Samar State University attended the Training on Team Development and Accountability.
The said activity was organized by the Human Resource Office headed by Mrs. Evelyn Abaigar and facilitated by the Guidance Center Office headed by Prof. Mae Cañal. Topics discussed on the said training include Characteristics of Effective Teams, Employees Legal Accountability, Building and Maintaining Teams Group Work, Collaborative Communication, Managing Conflict, Monitoring Team Development Group Work, and Workshop Closure Group Work. Director Rey Albert B. Uy (Civil Service Commission, Samar Office) and Prof. Mae Cañal, Prof. Abigail M. Cabaguing, Prof, Ma. Cristina Abalos, and Prof. Arianne Rose Tafalla (SSU Instructors) served as speakers and faciltitators of the activity.
The ever-supportive head and mother of the univeristy, Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso, stressed the purposes of the training which was made possible through the activity. According to her the training is: Paghatag Impormasyon (To give information), Pagpadukwag (To spread), Pagparig-on han aton Relasyon (To strengthen our relationship), Pagpabaskog (To develop), Pagkaurusa hin Pag-abot, (To be united in achieving), and Pagparig-on han iyo Abilidad (To strenghten your abilities). Hearing these, happiness was painted on the “children’s” faces for it was their first milestone.
“Nalilipay ako nga nahi-api ako hini nga syahan nga training para ha mga maintenance and utility personnel. Yana pala nagkakamay-ada hin sugad hini an SSU (I’m happy that I am part of this first training for maintenance and utility personnel. It is just now that SSU has conducted this kind of training.),” Mr. Rey Julaton, a participant, said.
In fact, another participant, Mr. Efren Zamora, was able to compose a poem entitled “Paangbit” (To Share) which was a positive sign that they were inspired to do better in their jobs.