Step Up Consulting was engaged by the Wholistic Transformation Resource Center to facilitate the Men@Work Forum held at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo last 24-26 November 2014. The forum was attended by key partners of WTRC, more notably Tulay sa Pag-unlad, World Vision’s Community Economic Ventures, Taytay sa Kauswagan, Visayan Forum, Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Kabalikat sa Maunlad na Buhay, Katuwang Resource Center, Center for Community Transformation, Opportunities International Australia, and the Alliance of Philippine Partners for Enterprise Development.
The workshop aimed to discuss the challenges faced by men living in poverty, how social development organizations have responded to the issue, and what more can be done so that men can reclaim its place in the development of families, worlkplaces, and society. In Asia and all around the world, statistical data showed that men in general lagged in achievements in education, economic productivity, and community leadership, though at the current state of things, men are still occupying top leadership positions.
Speakers for the forum where Far East Broadcasting Network chief Dan Cura, Denis Murphy of the Urban Poor Associates, Geoff Osborne, Bridget Centenera and David Bussau of WTRC, James Tioco of the Sowers of the Word, Ruth Callanta of CCT, and Melbay Maggay of the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture.