Self-Effectiveness and Assertiveness: a workshop on Management Development
What is Self-Effectiveness? It’s the confidence people have in themselves when they want to reach a goal. The sense of Self-Effectiveness corresponds to the belief in one’s ability to organize and execute the necessary actions to produce certain results.
And what is Assertiveness? It is the ability to clearly and effectively express one’s emotions and opinions, without offending and attacking the other person. It’s a behaviour that allows a person to act in their best interest, defend their point of view without excessive anxiety, express their feelings with frankness and ease and defend their rights without ignoring the others’.
This is part of what Alfonso Basco and Tirso Puig discussed during the workshop on Management Development with 40 of our students from Masters PMC – Project Management for International Cooperation, HOPE – Humanitarian Operations in Emergencies e FRAME – Fundraising Management. During the first weekend of April the fellows from Social Change School’s Masters met in Madrid for the workshop, together with the staff of the School.
The comment of lecturer Alfonso Basco at the end of the workshop showed his appreciation for the School’s students: “Today we have learnt plenty of things, also thanks to the great proactivity showed by the fellows, who asked many interesting and relevant questions. This attitude had a very positive impact on the session. The Masters students have very different profiles and during the workshop we actually see how these profiles are still connected and how they can work together to reach a common objective“.