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Building the Strengths-based Organization

Course Name Building the Strengths-based Organization
Schedule November 17, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Thursday - Saturday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: Php 19,200

“What leaders have in common is that each really knows their strengths, has developed their strengths, and can call on the right strength at the right time." - Donald O. Clifton

Each employee is different. The organization must capitalize on these differences. It must watch for clues to each employee's natural talents and then position and develop each employee so that his or her talents are transformed into genuine strengths. The entire enterprise is built around the strengths of each person. The organization whose employees feel that their strengths are used every day is more powerful and more robust. 

“Building the Strengths-Based Organization” helps individuals capitalize on talent to increase productivity and effectiveness. It proves that the best way to develop people is to identify their talents, then help them add the skills and knowledge that build strengths – the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance. 

The program makes clear that talents do more than make persons unique individuals. It substantiates Gallup research findings that when people follow their talents – the ways in which we naturally think, feel, and behave - they also serve as our best opportunities for true excellence.


After the course, you will:

Set in motion an appreciation of the impact of strengths on the organization along the areas of self-awareness, engagement, and well-being.

Who should attend

The course is appropriate for company or organization leaders who are tasked to ensure the development of their team members for greater productivity and enhanced engagement.


Part One: The Strengths Revolution

I.              Overview of Strengths Theory

                A. Conventional wisdom vs. the strengths movement

                B. Strengths assumptions

                C. All about StrengthsFinder

II.            The Assessment

III.           Name It

                A. Defining individual themes; how themes are different

                B. Verifying signature themes

                C. Recognizing themes in past and current behavior

                D. Complimentary themes of talent

IV.          Aim It

                A. Putting the themes to work

                B. How we exercise our talents

                C. How we develop our talents

                D. How themes of talent work together

V.            Claim It

                A. Putting strengths in a context, i.e., leadership position

                B. What you do best/what you want most

                C. Theme-specific strategies to achieve work goals

                D. Moving beyond your strengths

Part Two:  Leading With Your Strengths

I.             Understanding Why People Follow

                A. Understanding uniqueness /

                Understanding others' strengths

                B. Diversity in relation to strengths

                C. Highlights and challenges with relationships

                D. Relationships that encourage strength development

II.            Keys to Being a More Effective Leader

                A. Finding your leadership strengths

                B. Investing in your strengths

                C. Maximizing your team

                D. Leadership strengths in action

III.           The Domains of Leadership Strength

                A. Executing

                B. Influencing

                C. Relationship building

                D. Strategic thinking

Resource Speakers
Ms. Ma. Socorro P. Jamias

is the Executive Director of ASCM Training Management Center (AsiaCom), a management consulting firm specializing in organization development. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. As a consultant and speaker, she has worked with business and academe, as well as government and private organizations. Her field of proficiency includes leadership, teamwork, communication, organizational change, corporate culture, and employee engagement.  She is also the Executive Director of the Petbowe Management Academy. Further, she is with the faculty of the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education.

Previously, Ms. Jamias was a faculty member of Far Eastern University, University of Sto. Tomas, Maryknoll (now Miriam) College, St. Joseph's College, and Ateneo de Manila University.  She has a Certificate in Organization Development from the Ateneo Human Resources Center.  She completed Master of Arts in Linguistics at the Ateneo de Manila University.  She likewise took graduate studies in Education, Drama, and Speech at the University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, and Ateneo de Manila University respectively.