Bedan administrators and faculty members during a formation program
BIMO journeys toward a renewed evangelization
Having focused on its localized Mission Statement, the Benedictine Identity and Mission Office (BIMO) pursued activities that enabled the Office to contribute to the formation of the school’s administrators, faculty, and staff. BIMO continued with its We Serve Program for non-teaching personnel that was first launched in 2018. Several formation sessions were likewise conducted with the faculty, among which are the Aure Cordis, the Benedictine Heritage, and Satio Programs. The Aure Cordis is a continuing 3-year program to guide and immerse all new faculty members into the mission of San Beda College Alabang as a Catholic and Benedictine educational institution.
The Benedictine Heritage Program for the IBED and SHS teachers and the Satio Program for the college professors are conducted regularly to strengthen their understanding and appreciation of Benedictine spirituality and witnessing, as well as the school’s core values. BIMO also provided Catholic leadership formation programs to the school administrators to help them cope with various school leadership challenges and promote professionalism and co-responsibility in building an evangelizing school community. With the same purpose and objective, BIMO also spearheaded the re-orientation and workshop of selected school administrators, in collaboration with the Philippine Catholic School Standards committee, to conduct an initial self-reflection and evaluation this school year. The Office of the Rector created a task force for this purpose.