Marissa Cos Alcantara
Marissa Cos Alcantara
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Marissa Cos Alcantara, A.O.CARM., Ph. D.

 

PROFESSION:
ASEAN Master Trainer for Tour Operation
Organization Development Consultant
Mentor
Facilitator
Author
Motivator


Field of Engagements
ASEAN Master Trainer for Tour Operation
Author, “Pilgrimage Tours as an Opportunity Towards Deeper Spirituality In Life,” published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmBH & Co. KG. Saarbrucken, Germany 2012. ISBN: 978-3-8473-4182-6.
Author, “Run Where Jesus Walked,” published by Institute of Spirituality in Asia, Quezon City, Philippines 2013. ISBN: 978-971-95170-2-3.
Co-Author/Researcher, “The Dynamic Relationship Between Midlife Crisis and Transformative Spirituality” Living Flame Volume I, published by Institute of Spirituality in Asia 2014. ISBN 978-971-95170-7-8.
Writer/Contributor, “Songs from the Heart A Collection of Definitions, Stories and Poems on Lived Spirituality,” published by Institute of Spirituality in Asia, Quezon City, Philippines 2013. ISBN: 978-971-95170-6-1.
Inbound & Outbound Tour Specialist: Local Tours, Pilgrimage Tours, Worldwide Cruises and Incentive Tours
Facilitator, Moderator: Team Building
Mentor, Lecturer: Transformative Spirituality; Business & Entrepreneruship; Inter-Faith Studies & Engagements
Independent Consultant to various private and non-private organization in the field of Organization Development programs
Independent Consultant to various church-based on non-church based Community Development programs


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
ASEAN Master Trainer Course by William Anglis Institute, Danang, Vietnam 2016
Doctor of Philosophy, Organization Development Major in Transformative Spirituality – Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute & Institute of Spirituality in Asia (2009)
Institute of Spirituality in Asia – Carmelite Spirituality Course (2007-2009)
University of the Philippines – Institute for Small Scale Industries,
Managers Course (2005-2006)
Far Eastern University – Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (1977-1980)
Soul Companioning: Introduction to Spiritual Direction Online Course via Moodle Platform, Center Quest An Ecumenical Hub for the Study and Practice of Christian Spirituality (2014)
Biblical Studies, Center for Biblical Formation, Notre Dame de Sion, Jerusalem, Israel (Sep-Oct 2011)


CURRENT AFFILIATIONS :
President (2000-present) PIRKKO & TROYTOURS, INC.
(DOT & PTAA accredited)
Carmelite Associate CARMELITE ORDER
Philippine Carmel General Commissariat of Blessed Titus Brandsma
Mentor & INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY IN ASIA
Assistant Academic Director
Mentor & Board Member SOUTHEAST ASIA INTERDISCIPLINARY
DEVELOPMENT INSITUTE (SAIDI) FOUNDATION
Department Head & CARMELITE COLLEGE
Board Member Siquijor City, Negros
Board Member ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS NETWORK
Volunteer Consultant Eco-Tourism, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation International
ASEAN Master Trainer Department of Tourism (engagement)


ACITIVITIES, PROJECTS & RECOGNITIONS:
Jubillee Conference for Pilgrim Workers, Vatican City, Italy – Jan 2016
Speaker, 2nd Commencement Exercises of Carmelite College, Siquijor – March 2016
Lecturer, Following the Footsteps of Leadership of Saint Teresa of Avila in the 21st Century – Institute of Spirituality in Asia, Quezon City – Feb 2015
Lecturer, Discernment According to Henry Nouwen – Carmelite Monastery of Mary,
Star of the Sea, Tanay Rizal – Aug 2015
Presenter, 5th OD Applied Research Forum, SAIDI School of OD,
Quezon City – Jan 2014
Lecturer/Professor, Introduction to Spirituality, Institute of Formation & Religious Studies – 2012-2014
Facilitator, International Workshop on Spirituality of Leadership and Management – Widya Mandira Catholic University, Kupang, Indonesia – Nov 2014
Facilitator, Appreciative Inquiry, DPWH-OCBP-SAIDI – 2013-2014
Presenter, 2013 ATS Theological Forum – Feb 7-8, 2013 Union Church of Manila
Lecturer, Carmelite Devotions and Popular Piety in the Context of Filipino Spirituality, Institute of Spirituality in Asia – Apr 2013
Facilitator, Marist School International Conference, Sarangani Province – May 2012
Spirituality of Leadership Retreat-Workshop Facilitator – July 2012, Maasin, Leyte
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Carmelite College of Siquijor – July 2012
Presenter, 2012 ATS Theological Forum – Feb 9-10, 2012 Union Church of Manila
Facilitator, Social Construction & the AI Principles SAIDI– Jan 27-28, 2012
Facilitator, Appreciative Inquiry – Diocese of Novaliches – June 2012
Faciliator, Spirituality of Management & Leadership Workshop – Escalante,
Negros – Sep 2-5, 2011
Facilitator, Saint Pedro Poveda College Team Building (non-teaching staff) – Aug 2011
Facilitator, International Inter-Faith Studies – Davao, July 2011
Ambassador of Goodwill for Israel, awarded by Israel Minister of Tourism
– August 2000, March 2010, Nov 2011 – Jerusalem, Israel
Holy Thursday Recollection Speaker, Carmel Star of the Sea – Tanay, Rizal, Apr 2008
Parent Mentor (Lecturer) – Christian Living, St Paul College Pasig – Feb 2007
Institutional Spirituality Quotient – Rater
Women Business Council of the Philippines :
– co-chair, W2W Womentoring Conference April 2008
– chair, Environment Protection Forum, San Jose Del Monte,
Aug 2007
Airline Ticketing and Reservations Procedure, ALITALIA Airlines
Various Travel Documentation and Tour Planning Seminars and engagements since 1983 both inbound and outbound