Course Name

Assertiveness in a Changing World


July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022

Schedule via Zoom: 
July 18, 19, 21, & 22, 2022
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Regular Rate:

Php 11,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 10,000

Valid Until:

July 04, 2022

Assertiveness in a Changing World


How can anyone be assertive during these trying times? Can one use assertiveness to cope with the emotional fallout all around us?


But first, it is important to understand that almost everyone is feeling the current emotional burden. If you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, it is absolutely normal during this confusing time of uncertainty.

The critical question is: What are you going to do about it? Life goes on, after all, even in a changing world.

This is where assertiveness fittingly comes in. Assertiveness is the foundation for meaningful social relationships that can mitigate the challenge of social isolation. Right now, we are searching to find meaning in our lives. 

So this program could not have come at a better time. Having meaningful, productive, and empathetic interactions during restrictive times can strengthen relationships with family, friends, and co-workers and contribute to overall well-being.

Assertiveness is a confident, respectful demeanor that allows you to coact effectively with others; being aware of other people's needs, and being kind to others and yourself. This program provides the “why” it is important that you act assertively in professional and personal situations, especially during moments of vulnerability, as well as the “how” you can carry this out.

Who should attend

This Program is for career men and women, professionals, people in management & leadership engaged in continuous improvement.

By successfully completing this program, you will be able to: 

  1. Practice empathy and kindness as tools for assertiveness; 
  2. Determine your appropriate personal level of assertiveness; 
  3. Determine what improvements may be needed with reference to your own personal level of assertiveness; and
  4. Determine and describe what it is you really want and identify how assertiveness can achieve this goal.


I. Warm-Up

     • What does it mean to be assertive
     • Why being assertive is so difficult for so many people
     • What assertive behavior looks and feels like
     • Why assertiveness makes sense

2.  Learning to be More Assertive

     • The emotional audit
     • Assessing and understanding your behavioral style
     • A modern model for chemistry
     • Perceptions – What do they mean?

3.  Empathy, Kindness, and Assertiveness

     • Practicing and building empathy
     • What this means for you
     • Why kindness is key right now
     • Kindness comes back around

4.  What Do You Really Want

     • Achieving balance in being assertive
     • Improving personal level of assertiveness
     • Action Plan: Stop-Start-Continue

Ms. Ma. Socorro "Baby" P. Jamias is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a learning and development facilitator, and a capability-building consultant. She works with the academe, government, various businesses, and diverse private organizations. Her expertise includes start-ups, people-skills development, performance improvement, talent management, leadership and managerial centering.
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.
She has a Certificate in Organization Development from the Ateneo Human Resources Center. She completed her Master of Arts degree 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.
Currently, she is Program Director of the Happiness at Work Series and the Communication Excellence Series of the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education.

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