Uniting Family First partners from 11 countries worldwide, the Family First Global Leaders’ Summit was held from April 28 to May 1, 2017 at the Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya. The summit brought together the working committee of each Family First organisation for a time of learning and sharing of experiences while making new connections and friendships across the globe.
Over the course of five days, each branch of Family First shared their experiences working in their local community, imparting knowledge of things they discovered and learned throughout the process, while jointly rejoicing in each other’s achievements. Apart from sessions for each country to update one another, a set of workshops was conducted to share knowledge in areas such as media propagation, sustainable growth and building new foundations.
Conducting the workshops were the Founding Chairman of Family First Global, The Honourable Prof Gregory Slayton, who guided participants on how to build new foundations; Dr Peter Ting of Family First Malaysia, whose workshop was on growth at sustainable rates; and Handi of Family First Indonesia, who conducted a workshop on media propagation. The workshops were well received, with each having at least one representative from each country.
Through the sessions, workshops, meals and conversations, new relationships and collaborations were established, and Family First partners can look forward to new possibilities. The Summit also inspired some leaders to try other methods that may have worked in a partnering country and encouraged them to do things differently as some strategies can work when least expected.
The last night of the Leaders’ Summit coincided with Family First Malaysia’s First Anniversary, which was celebrated with a gala dinner attended by all the leaders present at the summit. More on that can be read here.