LEADERS are both made and born.

In the bustling digital community, breaking away from the bandwagon has set the CSDA apart from other schools.

At the heart of these Cordillera School of Digital Arts innovations are leaders molded by the company to slowly become industry giants with the heart and passion for collaborative creations.

To further harness leadership qualities CSDA’s Karen Kelley, Jamielyn Arnaiz, Nanica Cudal, Daryl Guzman with Xentrix’s Sandie Abuan, Jullynd Gawigawen went on a two-day leadership online conference.

Kelley, school manager said ‘’The Global Leadership Summit was inspiring and moving, it is impossible to leave that conference without you being stirred and making a concrete action yourself on encouragement and challenges the speakers gave.”

The experience has given the team from CSDA and Xentrix an avenue to be aware of the importance to giving each one the chance to heard seeing to each team member is free to express ideas while challenging each one to do their best.

Kelley relays a passion for work is always important to fuel energy and inspire teammates to be better.

Both CSDA and Xentrix attended the Global Leadership Summit themed “Everyone wins when the leader gets better,” aiming to inspire and raise more leaders in different industries.

The program recognizes the vital role of a leader as team direction falls on their shoulders, Kelley said “I observed that across all talks and interviews, it speaks of always going out of your personal gain but it always put interest of others first. The importance of making an impact in your society by touching the lives of those we lead and serve. The heart of this conference was people and directs us properly on how to be good stewards of them.”

The program was crafted to have an online streaming with other countries joining the conference where entertainment, reflection and prayer were incorporated in the program.

Speakers were Bill Hybels with his Talk: The Lenses of Leadership, Melinda Gates - Interview: One-on-One with Melinda Gates, Jossy Chacko - Unquestionable Ways to Expand Your Leadership Reach, Travis Bradberry - Dr. Travis Bradberry, Patrick Lencioni - The Ideal Team Player, Chris Mcchesney - The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Erin Meyer - The Culture Map, John C. Maxwell - The One Thing to Get Right , Bishop T.D. Jakes – Resilience, Danielle Strickland - Leader Interrupted- Getting it Right, Horst Schulze - Creating and Organization of Excellence and Efficiency and Wilfredo De Jesus - Stay the Course.

Hybels, founder of the Global Leadership Summit, senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois USA and book author o imparted his talk on “Leadership Lenses.”

The talk featured 4 different giant eyeglasses with unique features displayed on his side to illustrate his key points in leadership.

The first pair of eyeglasses had bright red lenses; this signifies lenses of a passionate leader, while the second pair had shattered lenses, stressing the importance of leading and loving people.

The third pair of eyeglasses is self-adjusting glasses, symbolizing a constant re-adjusting of leadership lenses regarding goals.

While the fourth pair is lenses with rear-view mirror which is equivalent to the leader's legacy lenses. In these pair of lenses, the leader is urged to look at what legacy they want to leave behind, what people remember you by when you're gone.

CSDA and Xentrix team believes that leaders do not make more followers but rather they create more leaders.

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