After 90 days of virtual interaction, students of the Strategic CMO Officers Online Course Class 11-16 finally meet each other face-to-face in the 5-day Integration Phase which started today, 07 November 2016. Only those who are true survivors will receive their certificate on 11 November 2016.
For the first day of the Integration Phase, experts in the maritime dispute involving the West Philippine Sea were invited to present. Mr. Francisco Ashley Acedillo focused on Building Adaptive Leadership and how it can stir opinions and mindset towards the West Philippine Sea. On the other hand, ASEC Charles Jose, discussed how the Arbitral Ruling served as a foundation for negotiations and peaceful settlement during the Maritime disputes. Morever, Dr. Aaron Jed Rabena emphasized the importance of national integrity in understanding the Chinese internal audience.
Mr. Jose Gabriel “Pompee” M. La Viña was also invited to talk about how social media played a key role in winning the Social Media war during the 2016 national election.
More SME’s and renowned experts in local and international issues await the students for the next days of the Integration Phase.