Friday, February 3, 2017

iTranscend Facilitators - A New Look Into Peoples' Development

iTranscend Facilitators

Why we exist:                    

To cater primarily to people development of organizations/companies in the Philippine business setting including but not limited to South East Asian countries. 

·        facilitates the learning and honing of an organization’s most important asset - its PEOPLE.

to increase organization’s effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, and to achieve its strategic goals. 

·        gives importance to the Culture of an organization and enables its people to adapt and support the sustainable growth and change it needed to attain the company’s ultimate objective.


To LEAD in providing Management and Organizational Development Solutions to corporate and business partners in all places where we can share and inculcate our passion and service.


iTRANSCEND FACILITATORS lead in facilitating the Management and Organizational Development needs of our customers in the business industry and community we belong.  

As we possess deep knowledge across different industries, transfer learning and enhance skills to learners, we provide the best strategies/solutions to our clients/customers, be it management or organizational development concerns.  

We provide the means to optimize the knowledge and skills of the people inside various organizations, facilitate coaching and mentoring as well. 

As such, we conspicuously and carefully design our management programs applying the P.E.R.K. values we adhere to: 


Our team certainly loves ORGANIZING and DEVELOPING ORGANIZATION and enhancing PEOPLE’S skills and abilities


We perform our passion with perfection and never cease in acquiring new knowledge and skills in updating our capabilities and the first to learn new ways of doing things and to lead in influencing people

We facilitate people development through Total Person Experiential Learning and because of these personal experiences, learners devise plans in integrating the insights and discoveries they become conscious of and put them into actions.


Our team possesses a natural ability on ideas, things and people that pertain to management - from managing tasks and managing people  and above all in optimizing the growth and development of an organization and its people and in achieving both personal and company goals. is owned and managed by iTranscend Facilitators. It is an Organizational Development website. 

We focus primarily on the aspect of human resource development in organizations and companies in the Philippine business setting including but not limited in South East Asian countries.

A Grateful Attitude Helps… Even Under Crisis Situations

Is it possible for an individual to feel grateful if she or he is badly sick, or has lost a job, or has a family member who recently departed?
I remember in my evening prayers, sometimes I say, “Lord, what is there to thank for today? My day hasn’t been pleasant…I’m totally devastated” … blah blah blah. Yet, I end up saying, “Forgive me Lord…the fact that I woke up alive today and saw the sunrise and smelled fresh air is a very big thing to express my gratitude”… blah bah.
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But, gratitude works and in reality, it can help us cope with the hard times. According to Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude, Not only will a grateful attitude help—it is essential. In fact, it is precisely under crisis conditions when we have the most to gain by a grateful perspective on life.”

So, what does he mean by this? Emmons elaborates by saying further that:

“In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope. In other words, gratitude can help us cope with hard times.”

Please don’t misinterpret my copying his words verbatim because I simply don’t want to miss a thing. I am just so captivated by his perspective on gratitude that I am sharing his views here. Yet, he warns us that “gratitude will not come easily or naturally in a crisis.” So true!
Emmons has made various researches to prove that these things are all true. Crisis situations in life can make us more thankful. When being grateful has become a way of life, we actually have built some kind of psychological immune system that’s like a soft pillow to support us when we collapse.
Learn more about how gratitude works. Register now in one of our seminars and we assure you your participation will be all worth it.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Refueling The Brain

Good news for residents of Davao City, Philippines!!!

Do you know that our brain needs refueling every now and then to function optimally?

Our brain, when used optimally leads to better life management, greater psychological stability, enhanced intelligence, a sense of inner peace and much more.

Let us discover and learn super learning techniques in a life changing seminar:

(for Wholistic Learning)
January 14, 2017 – Saturday
8:00 am- 6:00 pm
P3000.00 including book, lunch, certificate
Early bird registration 10% off

for more details please visit our website

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Want To Grow Organics?

Attention residents of Davao City, Philippines !!!

Wish you have a farm so you are sure to eat organic vegetables? You don’t have to own a farm to be able to grow your own veggies. In fact, even with a small space, one can grow enough for the family.
This two day seminar is an invitation to all CITY and/or URBAN dwellers or residents of Davao City, Philippines, who only have very few or not BIG enough space to grow their own vegetable garden…
Container gardening is one of the easiest ways to deal with gardening in urban spaces. You can virtually use anything to make container or if you may afford you can invest in high quality planters if you need to add an impressive aesthetic touch to your urban landscape.

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January 14, 2017 – Saturday
8:00am – 6:00pm
P3000.00 (early bird registration 10% off)

Please visit our site for more details

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Form Of Dialogue That Targets Better Relationships

The word ‘Dialogue’ has several meanings. In ordinary layman’s term, it refers to an exchange of communication between two people. It’s like having a message you want to convey to a person.

Such person receives the message and gives a feedback or a response to show that he acknowledges receipt of that which was conveyed. What matters here is that the sender and receiver of the message understand each other. Period!

Nonetheless, there’s another form of dialogue with a much deeper meaning to people of a certain religious persuasion.  Vatican has created an office called the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Dialogue. It is an arm of their church tasked to reach out to believers of other living faiths, such as Islam, Buddhism, other Christian churches, and so on.

It doesn’t mean though that said church is out to ‘convert’ believers of other religions into the said faith. Rather, this type of dialogue aims to foster a deeper friendship with the ‘others’ through whatever means. It could be through study of certain aspects of their respective faiths, through sports, ecumenical services, simple consultative discussions, even through fellowship meals.

I was lucky enough to be a witness to a real dialogue of life several times in the past between theologians of a major seminary and families in the Islamic areas around Davao City, in the island of Mindanao, Philippines.

For more than ten years since 2001, our local ministry in Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue has been helping the said seminary facilitate their Immersion Program to Muslim Communities.

In such program, the graduating seminarians are to spend one full week living with chosen Muslim families belonging to tribes like Kagan, Tausog, Maranaw, Sama, among others.

Imagine the fear etched in most of the seminarians’ faces when they learned that they have to stay for a week with their Muslim foster families! Of course, 99% of them have some sort of bias and prejudice against these people, for reasons they revealed later during the processing of such experience.

When processing day came, which is one day after their departure from the communities, the theologians were ready with their honest sharing and shocking revelations. All were positive ones but perhaps the most touching that was common among the sharing is that their foster parents cried on the day of their departure. Why? Because they have started to accept the guys, loved them and eventually missed their presence, in such a short span of time.

See what genuine dialogue can do to the lives of ordinary Muslims and Christians? Definitely Allah was in their midst when that life-in-dialogue was happening.

Entering into such form of dialogue certainly requires proper preparation, respect and an open mind and heart to be able to accept the ‘other’. With that, its goal of achieving better relationship is just an arm’s length.

How about you? Want to share your dialogue experience?

Excited While On A Waiting Mode

Have you experienced being on a waiting mode? Certainly you know how it feels to sit on hours at the departure area waiting for your flight, only to be told that your schedule will be delayed for maybe an hour. And all they ask of you is to be considerate for such inconvenience! Not exciting at all!

Another incidence of being on a waiting mode is during payday when all that’s left in your pocket is just a few small bills. Then all of a sudden, the company treasurer announces that there might be a delay in the fund transfer because of some technical problems with the ATM machine. How horrible!

All those waiting, causing you anxiety and great psychological disturbance (and financial as well)!  It’s a fact that waiting for something or someone can be quite distracting and irksome especially if all the forces are against you.

But there’s a kind of waiting that brings joy and hope experienced by some lucky women. Yes, waiting for a baby to be born! Getting pregnant no doubt gives the expectant mother joyous feelings to the highest level.  Just the indication of the first few days or weeks of pregnancy will be enough to send you reeling with gladness and excitement.

But nine months seem too long to wait. Unluckily, most women are not spared from the so-called morning sickness and the ‘blues.’ But, it pays to be in the best of health if you decide to conceive. At least, you’re able to manage the discomfort with ease.

Additionally, you should be at the proper age to be able to overcome the pain and discomforts. These are brought about by the changes happening to your body to accommodate that tiny life inside of you.

With technological advancement today, you have several options to make life better and enjoyable despite having limited activities during that period of waiting. It doesn’t mean though that you have to stay in bed all the time and forget about socializing. Of course, it’s reasonable if you’re in some sort of high risk pregnancy.

Why not start to learn some breathing exercises especially if you’re a first time mom? But remember to do it only with the supervision of an expert. Or how about learning to stitch some art into baby’s overall? Or spend some time browsing over those vibrantly-colored baby e-magazines so you’ll know how infants get their baths and their diapers changed the proper way?

Of course, so much can happen within those nine months and you can have all the time in the world to prepare for baby’s coming. There’s so much to thank the Creator for especially for making you a complete person.

On that big day when you hold your bundle of joy so close to your heart for the first time in your life, you would forget that you’ve been on a waiting mode for so long.

Do you have a similar exciting ‘waiting’ experience? Share it here.