Rumble in the Jungle

This year’s ISS Kickoff was dubbed Rumble in the Jungle.

True to its title, the theme was reminiscent of the hit reality TV series Survivor. ISS members teamed up according to spirit animals. Best of all, we had surprise visitors from IBC Japan.

Set in the lush gardens of Alta Village Resort in Cordova, the teams or tribes were given maps and clues to “outthink, outlearn, and outperform” their rivals. The obstacles ranged from tire and rope courses, pool games, wall climbing, and even inflatable slides!

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The event was also graced by some of our counterparts from our Japan office. The guests had a good time bonding with the ISS member.


The activities were capped off by a motivating talk and debriefing by ISS Director Minoy Villaruel about Personal Leadership and why it’s crucial in every organization.

It was a memorable experience and was capped off by an impromptu swimming competition between the Japanese guests and ISS members.

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