The five core values of Columban College as exemplified by its stakeholders as a way of achieving authentic leadership

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Doctor of Education Major in Religious Education and Values Education


College of Liberal Arts


Theology and Religious Education


The study describes the extent to which the student leaders, staff, faculty and administrators exemplify the five core values in the Mission, Vision Goals of Columban College. It also determined the empirical data of the respondents actual leadership behaviours in terms of the core values Maka- Diyos, Maka-Tao, Maka-Buhay, Maka-Bayan and Maka-Kalikasan. The descriptive-survey method was utilized with questionnaire and documents as the main instruments.

Most of the participants were female, overwhelmingly Catholics, and relatively young. Among the employees, majority has finished their Masters degrees and has excellent or very satisfactory ratings. The administrators enjoy more affiliations with professional organizations, followed by the faculty, students and the staff who indicated the least engagement in professional activities.

The extent by which the student leaders, staff, faculty and administrators exemplifying the core values of the school may be described as strong as evident by their practices as well as involvement and participation in various organizations and school activities. Although such was revealed, they showed significant variations in Maka-Diyos, Maka-Bayan, Maka-Tao, and Maka-Kalikasan but the core value Maka-Buhay showed no significant variation.

The respondents were mostly affiliated in their respective professional/specialized organizations. They were governed by their objectives and realized them in their programs and activities. Although not all of the respondents are active in religious organizations and activities, the school and the parish continuously offered religious formation and instruction.

The low involvement of the staff in professional organizations and the limited engagement of faculty and administrators in social and religious organizations reveal an area of concern between the schools vision and employees practice. The varied perceptions of the staff, faculty and administrators showed different levels of appreciation and meanings they attach towards joining these organizations. All the respondents found in the in-house formation programs such as the staff skills training program, faculty-teaching skills enhancement, community extension services, an opportunity to exemplify the Core Values of the school. The community extension engagements of the respondents reinforce a common core value orientation in being Makatao and Maka-kalikasan.

The study recommends the following: the school needs to endorse a system of recognition for the valued engagements of staff, faculty and administrators to strengthen their organizational and community engagement efforts the school should provide time and venue for each organization to conduct their own activities inside the campus all mandated organizations need to review their objectives and programs, especially their means of recruitment for membership and manner of disseminating the activities attached to their programs a series of workshops primarily intended for the alignment of organizational objectives and program activities vis a vis the mission vision of the school be held for all stakeholders in the college throughout the school year a religious activity for student leaders is needed to promote camaraderie and deepen their relationship with God conduct values formation seminars for all stakeholders that will be adapted as an institutional program to enrich the Core Values of Makatao and Maka-Diyos the administration take concrete measures to integrate the five core values in instruction, services, community extension, and research activities the school provide everyone an opportunity to participate in specific community activities designed for community members and the sharing of ideas towards respect for life and environment, and, the ongoing in- service formation activities on moral development, spiritual and social development, and the like need to be re-oriented and grounded on Christian love.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.

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