Opening Prayer Loving Father, we thank you for all the blessings that you are giving us.

We come to you today to ask for your loving presence and guidance as we gathered in this Orientation Seminar. We hope that you bless all of us with motivation and enthusiasm to do all the activities that we will experience and out of those, may we be able to learn significant insights and realizations. May all these activities serve as our direction in fulfilling our mission as Ateneans and be able to create our personal visions and goals to be Men and Women for Others. We also pray that we can apply these learning in our journey here in Ateneo. Please give us the desire to find ways on how to excel in everything that we will do and be the best that we can be. May you also deliver us from anything that can hinder us in fulfilling our objectives in this Orientation Seminar. We ask this in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ Amen. Brief Orientation of the Activity Good morning everyone. My name is____ and I am _____. We are going to be your facees or guides today to help you get to know Ateneo more. Before we begin, let us first get to know each other. Let us begin with _______. Please state your name, year, and course, and one information that you think is interesting about yourself. For example, Hi everyone. My name is Elaine. I am a first year management student. And I can dance the boogie really well. Alright, everybody has introduced themselves. Now, we are going to have a game. Getting-to-know-you Activity

Transition Point: 1. Meeting new people, having friends in a new place can certainly help us in our college journey. Hopefully, before the end of this activity, you guys can start to be friends with each other. 2. However, meeting new people is not enough. Alongside, are the guiding principle of the University which are important in your development here in Ateneo.

Ok, does everyone have their manuals? Yes? These manuals have information that would help us a lot in our integration here in Ateneo. Let us begin. Open your manuals on page 5. Can anyone please read the paragraphs? (please turn your manuals to pages 8-9, any volunteers to read the paragraphs?) Thank you ____ and ____. We have a story here. It is about a girl named Becca who, just like you is also a newbie in her school. She also has concerns about being unfamiliar with the people and with the culture of the school and on knowing what she really wants. Her concerns maybe similar to yours. Well, that is why we are giving you this Orientation Seminar to help you be familiar with the school itself and with some of the people that you will be journeying with here in Ateneo.

as a Catholic university. persons with solid consciences that will guide in transforming the world. Ignatius to strive for excellence in all aspects of life. and. For more details about it. it is inspired by the principles of St. the ultimate purpose of the school is to “promote justice in the services of the faith”. Christ-centeredness. the Profile of an Ateneo Graduate. and people who are committed/actively involved in changing the society and the global community.. However. what can you remember from the talk? Uh-humm. individuals who have faith in Christ and respect for other people because they believe that Christ is with them. 3. it hopes to form people who are committed to serve the church and the community. it says that Ateneo de Naga’s mission -vision is to… 1. 4. Considering all that is stated in the mission-vision. seeks the holistic formation of persons who will contribute to the development of the family and the society as a whole. to ask your respective department chairs. (3) Personal Spirituality (me + my God) –offers formation for strengthening the relationship with the Lord and affirming His existence in the lives of others. Thus far. 5. with conscience as a guide for the positive transformation of the society/the world. and Ignatian Formation Program. Ateneo as a University. (4) Social Spirituality (me + my bigger society) – this formation propels people to actively participate/involve in the development of the society and the global community. such as the A-WILL. People who are competent to come up with fair judgment to the dilemmas confronting them & others. etc. Ateneo is providing formation that caters to the development of these people. (2) the Community Spirituality (me + my group) – this formation focuses on the integration and development of groups so as to work consensually. it is also committed to the preservation of the Bicol culture. The university is following a framework in implementing these formation: (1) the Student Spirituality (me + my skill) – this formation caters to the development of competence among students by providing them training for skills enhancement. what can you remember from the video? Yes that is right.You have heard Dr. Thus far. Conscience. 2. do not hesitate to consult your student handbook or better yet. the school/university hopes to produce people who have all the 4’c – Competence. specifically the poor. and as a Jesuit university. as a Filipino university. . As to the Mission Vission of the School. ALDP. you have seen the video shown earlier. Fred Fabay a while ago as he gave you an overview of the General Academic Policies of Ateneo. With this. and Compassionate commitment to change. above all these missions.

5. The most important attitude needs to be one of respect and grateful listening. clear manner. . divide the group into small groups. it is also important to assess your readiness for the new challenges that you are about to face in college. 2. Make “I” statements not “we” statements. Everyone speaks in turn sharing only what s/he is comfortable with. 1. Knowing your external and internal assets or resources is part of assessing our readiness in facing the challenges of college life. for speeches. Confidentiality is important. 7. The first activity is on page 6. NB: Before conducting the Small Group Sharing (SGS). Times of silence are appropriate and necessary. Do not share more than you wish. To help you assess your readiness. this is not enough. And activity 3 is on page 9. how we see ourselves in the future. 6. After answering the 2 activities. please refer to the following guidelines below. Speak in a brief. Small group interchange is not a place of discussion or debate. we’d like you to answer activity 1 and 3 of your manuals. However. 3. for converting others to our point of view. We do not interrupt one another. ask them about their experience considering the processing questions. Aside from getting familiar with the school environment. Appoint a timekeeper. 3. 9. Answering the next activity would help us o this. Transition Points: 1. Time starts now. to impose our favourite ideas upon others. 8. No one should be quoted outside the group. Can anyone please read the instructions for activity 1*? activity 3*? Any questions? I will give you approximately 15 minutes to answer the activities. 2. These guidelines will be used for the other SGS to be conducted on the next activities. to solve her/his own problems or to rescue her/him. Please discuss these guidelines with the student-participants. Every person is an expert on his/her own experience. 2. 4.Transition Point: 1. Aside from knowing our resources. it is also important to be clar about what we want. 15 minutes for the Activity 3.

Our assets are the qualities in ourselves that we consider useful and desirable. awareness of the strengths and weaknesses lets us know which part of us could be kept solid and which can be improved. Vision is a statement of a desired future of an institution or individual. Self-awareness is vital to life’s direction. 2. We must be able to recognize the strengths and limitations we have as an individual and as a member of a community. we must be able to know what we have in ourselves to begin with. 6. 2. the discrepancy between the ideal and expected future led to the revision of the personal vision. 5. 3. alignment of the personal vision to the expected formation that the students will receive in Ateneo is essential to avoid inconsistency and major revision of the vision. 4. Thinking of what’s in store for the future leads us into seeing what things at present would help us bring that idea into reality. to have your personal vision because it will guide you in daily planning and decision-making that you will have to do along your journey here. Our visions must be aligned with the formations we are about to receive to avoid discrepancy and misalignment. now that you are entering college. what is happening and having certain visions of what you want to happen in the future. in entering a new phase. 4.  Guides in daily planning and decision-making. 3. Also. A vision usually contains the guiding PHILOSOPHY and VALUES which:  Defines over-all purpose. Our vision is a mental picture of ourselves in the future. To guide you more in writing your personal vision here are some tips to consider: 1. part of you choosing ADNU is your acceptance to undergo the formation program that it offers. How many of your assets fall on the external/internal assets? How was the activity? Is identifying your assets easy or difficult? How do you feel having known your assets? What do you think is this activity trying to tell you? (on the vision statement activity) What was the symbol all about? Explain how it represents your ideal image of yourself in the future? Inputs: 1. 8. this helps us realize how others can help in achieving our vision. 7.Processing Questions: 1. Knowing the Self is being aware of what has happened. Also. . 2. Furthermore. Sometimes. 10. 9. meaning and direction. 11. Awareness of our assets helps us to know the aids we could use in our life journey to help us achieve it and the weaknesses that could stop us from pursuing it. It is important. Relating your personal visions to the Ateneo’s vision -mission and to the profile of the graduate would help avoid gaps between the ideal and expected future. In a study conducted by Schepers & Beach (1998). A sound vision is usually:  Concise and simple  Excellence-driven theme  Stands the test of time  Qualitative  Encompassing  Dynamically consistent with reality  Internalized  Expressed in present tense 3. 7. Thus. 5. 6.

Give final instruction about the PM session.  Remind the pax about the call time in the afternoon . the facees have to distribute the pax the SPRF.  Reiterate that they will have to bring their snacks. (Note: At the end of the morning session. the venue (arrupe convention hall). Instruct the pax that they will have to return the form during the PM classroom session.  Distribute the SPRF and remind them that the form will be submitted in the afternoon. Please do not forget to end the session with a Closing Prayer. .1:00 pm.Wrap – up (5 mins)  The facees may end the day with the suggested icebreaker or may proceed immediately with the recap of what happened the entire am. It should be in a long white folder with 2x2 picture. etc.

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