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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.

You have heard Dr. Fred Fabay a while ago as he gave you an overview of the General Academic Policies of Ateneo. Thus far, what can you remember from the talk?

Uh-humm. For more details about it, do not hesitate to consult your student handbook or better yet, to ask your respective department chairs. As to the Mission Vission of the School, the Profile of an Ateneo Graduate, and Ignatian Formation Program, you have seen the video shown earlier. Thus far, what can you remember from the video?

Yes that is right, it says that Ateneo de Nagas mission -vision is to 1. Ateneo as a University, seeks the holistic formation of persons who will contribute to the development of the family and the society as a whole; as a Filipino university, it is also committed to the preservation of the Bicol culture; as a Catholic university, it hopes to form people who are committed to serve the church and the community, specifically the poor; and as a Jesuit university, it is inspired by the principles of St. Ignatius to strive for excellence in all aspects of life.

2. However, above all these missions, the ultimate purpose of the school is to promote justice in the services of the faith. 3. Considering all that is stated in the mission-vision, the school/university hopes to produce people who have all the 4c Competence, Conscience, Christ-centeredness, and Compassionate commitment to change. 4. People who are competent to come up with fair judgment to the dilemmas confronting them & others, persons with solid consciences that will guide in transforming the world, individuals who have faith in Christ and respect for other people because they believe that Christ is with them, and people who are committed/actively involved in changing the society and the global community. 5. With this, Ateneo is providing formation that caters to the development of these people. 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, such as the A-WILL, ALDP, etc.; (2) the Community Spirituality (me + my group) this formation focuses on the integration and development of groups so as to work consensually, with conscience as a guide for the positive transformation of the society/the world; (3) Personal Spirituality (me + my God) offers formation for strengthening the relationship with the Lord and affirming His existence in the lives of others, and; (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.

Transition Point: 1. Aside from getting familiar with the school environment, it is also important to assess your readiness for the new challenges that you are about to face in college. 2. To help you assess your readiness, wed like you to answer activity 1 and 3 of your manuals. The first activity is on page 6. And activity 3 is on page 9.

Can anyone please read the instructions for activity 1*? activity 3*? Any questions? I will give you approximately 15 minutes to answer the activities. Time starts now. 15 minutes for the Activity 3.

Transition Points: 1. Knowing your external and internal assets or resources is part of assessing our readiness in facing the challenges of college life. 2. However, this is not enough. Aside from knowing our resources, it is also important to be clar about what we want, how we see ourselves in the future. 3. Answering the next activity would help us o this.

After answering the 2 activities, divide the group into small groups, ask them about their experience considering the processing questions. NB: Before conducting the Small Group Sharing (SGS), please refer to the following guidelines below. These guidelines will be used for the other SGS to be conducted on the next activities. Please discuss these guidelines with the student-participants. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The most important attitude needs to be one of respect and grateful listening. Every person is an expert on his/her own experience. Times of silence are appropriate and necessary. Confidentiality is important. No one should be quoted outside the group. Everyone speaks in turn sharing only what s/he is comfortable with. Do not share more than you wish. We do not interrupt one another. Speak in a brief, clear manner. Make I statements not we statements. Small group interchange is not a place of discussion or debate, for speeches, for converting others to our point of view, to impose our favourite ideas upon others, to solve her/his own problems or to rescue her/him. Appoint a timekeeper.

Processing Questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 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. Sometimes, in entering a new phase, we must be able to know what we have in ourselves to begin with. We must be able to recognize the strengths and limitations we have as an individual and as a member of a community. 2. Our assets are the qualities in ourselves that we consider useful and desirable. 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. 3. Also, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses lets us know which part of us could be kept solid and which can be improved. 4. Self-awareness is vital to lifes direction. 5. Knowing the Self is being aware of what has happened, what is happening and having certain visions of what you want to happen in the future. 6. Thinking of whats in store for the future leads us into seeing what things at present would help us bring that idea into reality. Also, this helps us realize how others can help in achieving our vision.

7. Our vision is a mental picture of ourselves in the future. Our visions must be aligned with the formations we are about to receive to avoid discrepancy and misalignment. 8. In a study conducted by Schepers & Beach (1998), the discrepancy between the ideal and expected future led to the revision of the personal vision. Thus, 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. 9. Relating your personal visions to the Ateneos vision -mission and to the profile of the graduate would help avoid gaps between the ideal and expected future. Furthermore, part of you choosing ADNU is your acceptance to undergo the formation program that it offers. 10. It is important, now that you are entering college, 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. 11. To guide you more in writing your personal vision here are some tips to consider: 1. Vision is a statement of a desired future of an institution or individual. 2. 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. A vision usually contains the guiding PHILOSOPHY and VALUES which: Defines over-all purpose, meaning and direction. Guides in daily planning and decision-making.

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. Remind the pax about the call time in the afternoon - 1:00 pm, the venue (arrupe convention hall), etc. Distribute the SPRF and remind them that the form will be submitted in the afternoon. It should be in a long white folder with 2x2 picture. Reiterate that they will have to bring their snacks. Please do not forget to end the session with a Closing Prayer.

(Note: At the end of the morning session, the facees have to distribute the pax the SPRF. Instruct the pax that they will have to return the form during the PM classroom session. Give final instruction about the PM session.