Course Name

Assertiveness in a Changing World


October 04, 2021 - October 08, 2021

Schedule via Zoom:

October 4, 5, 7, & 8, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Regular Rate:

Php 11,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 10,000

Valid Until:

September 20, 2021

Assertiveness in a Changing World


How can you be assertive during something like the COVID-19 pandemic? Moreover, how can you teach assertiveness during these 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 emotional burden of this crisis. This is what a pandemic feels like. It is awful and even people with tremendous resiliency feel out of sorts. So 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 as the foundation for meaningful social and business relationships that can mitigate the challenge of physical isolation. Right now, we are searching to find meaning in our lives. So this program could not have come at a better time. Having empathetic and productive 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 coach 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. Determine your appropriate personal level of assertiveness for these changing times;
  2. Clear up improvements that may be needed;
  3. Address assertiveness issues in both your personal and business life; and
  4. Describe what it is you really want and identify how assertiveness can achieve this goal. 

I. Warm-Up

A. What does it mean to be assertive
B. Why being assertive is so difficult for so many people
C. What assertive behavior looks and feels like
D. Why assertiveness makes sense 

II. Learning to be More Assertive

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

III. Empathy, Kindness, and Assertiveness

A. Cultivating your empathy skills
B. Putting empathy into action
C. Why kindness is key right now
D. “Quiet kindness” to bolster well-being

IV. What Do You Really Want

A. Achieving balance in being assertive
B. Improving personal level of assertiveness
C. Creating your Assertiveness Action Plan

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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