tower training & consulting

Assertiveness - Understand the Process and Gain Self-Confidence

COURSE NUMBER: HR-07


Course Objectives

Personal satisfaction and success is not only based on actual performance; it is also largely influenced by how colleagues, bosses and clients see us and, quite importantly, how they treat us. People who have difficulty saying ‘No’ often find themselves in situations where they have very little control and can quickly end up with more work than they can properly accomplish. The results - poor performance; resentment, missed deadlines and unnecessary stress - can therefore be quite disastrous.

On the other hand, acting assertively allows us to feel self-confident and generally results in gaining the respect of our colleagues and superiors. Being assertive means accepting responsibility for your own actions and being able to express your thoughts and feelings in a way that clearly states your needs and keeps the lines of communication open with the others. The ability to be assertive leads to more confidence, improved communication and more fulfilling relationships. This Assertiveness training course enables the participants to understand the processes that make them more effective, which in turn helps them to increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while reducing the stress and pressure of unwillingly taking on more work than they can handle. They will also discover the legitimate rights we all have as individuals and how different types of personality can affect work performance.

Course Contents

  • Definition of Assertiveness
  • Personal Assertiveness Assessment
  • Recognition of Behavioral Types
  • Understanding and Asserting Your Rights
  • Assertive Body Language
  • Developing an Assertive Vocal Image
  • Handling Frustration and Emotional Stress
  • How to say “No” when Necessary
  • Practical Exercises
  • Action Planning
  • Selling Your Ideas

Method

Mixture of lectures, questionnaires, interactive discussions, exercises and group feedback.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to master the principles and practices of effective, assertive communication, including managers, marketing staff, and operations or administrative personnel.

Prerequisites

Good level of English. Attendance is limited to 10 participants per session to permit the maximum interaction and practical experience.

Length

1 or 2 days

Language

English