Mayor Lina O. Montilla of the City of Tacurong is now part of the Pool of Local Governance Mentors of the Local Government Academy (LGA). As a Mentor for Local Governance and Development, she will be tapped to assist newly-elected officials in assuming their responsibilities by giving them insights on leading their respective local government units.

“I have once been a newbie in local governance and I am deeply indebted to those people who guided and supported me in this path,” shared Montilla.

“Now that it is my turn to be a mentor, I will definitely do my best. I am humbled to be given this opportunity,” she added.

Montilla undergone orientation-training on the Mentoring for Optimal Leadership and Development (MOLD) Mentor’s Program on September 27-29, 2016 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City.

She was among the thirty-three local leaders and the only one from Region XII invited by the LGA to participate in said training.

Dr Gordon McIntosh, an expert on mentoring technology from the Local Government Leadership Institute of Canada handled the various training sessions.

LGA recognizes that local officials are more receptive to get advice from fellow leaders who they think are credible and have experienced relevant political and social environments. According to LGA, the MOLD Program aims to provide new local officials an opportunity to learn and get inputs from their fellow leaders.

mayor-mentor mentor-mayorExecutive Director Marivel Sacendoncillo heads the Local Government Academy which is under the Department of the Interior and Local Government. (By Jez Billano-Fabreag, LGU Tacurong Information; source: Local Government Academy)