August 18-20, 2010
IAF Alumni Exchange Experiences in Networking
The first gathering of the International Academy for Leadership
(IAF) Alumni Group in the Southeast Asia region was held on August
18-20, 2010 in Ratchburi, Thailand. The activity paved the way
for alumni networks in Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines,
and also Pakistan to meet each other and exchange ideas.
The aim of the workshop was to galvanize the activities
of the network
in their respective countries and in the
region. An action plan per country was developed to outline
of the Alumni Group. Replication of IAF seminars
was encouraged where alumni from other countries may also participate.
Publications such as the Philippines’ alumni directory and
compilation of IAF seminar reports (Notes
on the Academy
), and Malaysia’s training modules
The challenges of sustaining the network were raised. More commitment
from the members is expected, which should be a criterion in the
selection of participants for seminars abroad.
Mr. Wilfredo Prilles presenting the Philippine IAF Alumni
Malaysia and Cambodia Project Director Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff organized
the Networking Workshop. Dr. Carolyn Mülverstedt of German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Bangkok was a resource speaker.
“In such a short time, a number of lessons were learned and
ideas were put forward which would hopefully redound to a more
active and involved IAF Alumni Group
,” said Atty.
Myrfi Gonzalez of the Philippines Alumni Group who attended the
workshop with Wilfredo Prilles.
The IAF Alumni Group in the Philippines currently has 184
members that include Department of Budget Management
(DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad (Political Leadership Conference,
Berlin 1999) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Secretary Jesse Robredo (New Public Management, Gummersbach 2009).
It has done IAF replication seminars on education,
management and property