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The Ateneo Center for Leadership and Governance (ACLG), in solidarity with the university’s mission of advancing leadership education and advocating social transformation, seeks to respond to various governance and leadership challenges in Western Mindanao through leadership and formation, advocacy and research.

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University Center for Leadership and Governance is a training center that assists and strengthens capacities of governance institutions and their civil society counterparts for further development objectives, policies and programs that ensures effective service delivery.

A leadership and human development center that will prepare the successor generations of leaders, administrators and managers for a life of competent, proactive and dedicated service.

AdZU-CLG seeks to serve as a credible venue for issue and policy advocacy, and a venue for dialogue, trust and solidarity building, networking and collaboration, local benchmarking and interdisciplinary research.

It commits itself to the promotion of competent, responsive, ethical, committed and engaged leadership and governance anchored on the principles of conflict transformation, cross-sectoral collaboration and trust and solidarity building.

The Center shall initially offer two (2) core programs:

  1. Governance and Leadership Program (GLP)
    • The program shall provide trainings, workshops and on-site coaching for government leaders and their partner agencies to ensure enhanced democratic processes and ensure effective service delivery.
  2. Bridging Leadership Program
    • The goal of the program is to develop socially responsible Bridging Leaders who are able to look at a problem, understand its complexity and develop a collaborative response to address it, in order to reach societal equity that is sustained by institutions and stakeholders that are transformed toward greater responsiveness and participation.

Mindanao Bridging Leaders Program Participatory Workshop on January 31, – February 4, 2011 at Linmar Apartelle, Davao City

  1. Indigenous Leadership for Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Dialogue (I-LEAD)

Provide advance, intense and sustained leadership training program for those who are serving indigenous communities in economic ventures, public office, civil society groups, people’s organizations, educational institutions, cultural movements, environmental management, and peace and human rights advocacy.

c.Ehem! Sensitivity to Corruption

An anticorruption cultural campaign that makes people more seriously sensitive and bothered by corruption and be more deeply involved in combating it at the individual, group and instrumental levels. It uses a tool called, “Ehem! Manual for Deepening Involvement in Combating Corruption”.

Ehem! Training for Zamboanga City Medical Centeron October 28 – 29, 2010 at Lantaka Hotel

  1. Engaged Citizenship and Democracy Building (ECDB)

This program shall be focused on strengthening democratic dialogue and support for constitutional processes; civil society empowerment; civic education; voters education; strengthening of political parties; citizens access to information; and social accountability, transparency and integrity. The program also aims to strengthen the understanding of leaders in business and on-government sectors on the unique dynamics of government in order to facilitate and mainstream popular participation in governance.

  1. I-Citizen

This is a program which provides an avenue for all citizens (students, government employees, and professionals) to advocate and encourage other people to promote transparency and accountability in any organization, institution, agency, bureaucratic institutions, etc. It is also an opportunity for civic engagement by taking part in governance and in finding solutions and help to effectively deliver basic services to communities.

“Project Revive” – Conducted a group session on Environmental Awareness for the students of Sta Cruz Island Elementary School