Message from Alumni
MR. Anthony Peńaso
True to its overarching goal of providing a platform for “Thinking and Learning Together” among young professionals in Asia, the IATSS Forum indeed has far-reaching impacts on leadership development among its participants. Personally, IATSS Forum has brough me this far – one with a gargantuan role of leading a state university in the Philippines.
Indeed, the Forum provided me the venue to learn the value of diversity; to explore, with newly-found life-long friends, engaging activities such as team-building, leadership workshops, field trips, cultural exchanges, and research project; and to experience an exciting Japanese cultural adventure. My participation in the Forum is one of the best things that ever happened to my life. It resulted to greater self-awareness, increased self-confidence, higher tolerance, more cultural sensitivity, enhanced empathy, stronger resilience, and newer global perspectives necessary to become an empowered and transformational leader.