Training Courses

Assertiveness

  32 reviews

One Day Course

Classroom Based

Overview

What is Assertiveness?

Assertiveness is the skill of being confident and defending your point of view without being aggressive. You can be assertive whilst remaining positive, not getting stressed or upset and still respecting the opinions of others.

What is Assertiveness training?

Our Assertiveness training course is an opportunity to learn how to make your voice heard, share your point of view, be in control of your emotions and know how to say no when needed. We will teach you to become assertive and confidently communicate messages clearly to your colleagues, stakeholders and team members.

Good assertiveness ties in persuasiveness: being able to support the opinions of others and build co-operation between team members. This is essential to achieve success within any team and business.

This course is perfect for Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers or anyone wanting to learn how to communicate easily and effectively with colleagues and team members.

Why is Assertiveness training important?

Acquiring assertiveness skills is important for any role. Workplaces and situations within them can be difficult and sometimes stressful. Mastering assertiveness will build your confidence, help others view you as a leader and empower you to tackle situations head on. Our Assertiveness course is important for your personal development because it helps to:

• Improve your persuasion and communication skills
• Overcome anxiety, apprehension and fear
• Learn to express yourself with positive language and body language
• Say no with confidence and without guilt
• Manage difficult people and situations

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • The principles of assertion
    • Recognising assertiveness
    • Understanding the different styles of behaviour ‐ assertive, passive, aggressive
    • The need for assertiveness, persuasion and communication
    • The difference between aggression and assertiveness

    Self-assessment
    • Recognising your own style
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of your style
    • How to apply assertiveness at work
    • Recognising and dealing with your own anxiety, apprehension and fear

    Assertiveness and body language
    • What is positive body language?
    • Projecting a more confident, open and competent image
    • How to use positive body language to influence others perceptions
  • Taking control with positive language and voice control
    • Benefiting from win-win assertiveness
    • Listening, understanding, discussing, being specific
    • Using assertiveness in meetings
    • Making requests without manipulation
    • Giving and receiving feedback
    • Establishing your goals and an action plan for implementing on return to work

    Saying No
    • Refusing unreasonable requests with confidence
    • How to say no without feeling guilt

    Using assertiveness positively
    • Using assertiveness to manage criticism, confrontation and anger
    • Managing difficult people and situations
    • Using assertiveness to form stronger relationships

    Questions and Answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Our Clients


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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20423 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20423
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback




"Excellent course really helpful with lots of transferable examples for everyday life "



"Very good trainer I enjoyed the day"



"Lots of exercises, great examples from day to day life that I did not know about."



"Good class size, it's small so everyone gets to speak."



"Nice clean office"



"Lovely environment for learning. Course instructor knowledgable and friendly. Course informative and very useful! "



"Structured day with hands on examples. Great trainer!"



"Brilliant that the class sizes were so small (4) something that I can't find in other courses. Felt confident to openly discuss topics and hear others experiences"



"It was a really relaxed friendly environment, where I felt I could say anything and not be judged."



"Great coach, excellent communication and I enjoyed having the chance to discuss the ideas and practice examples. "



"Great food and lovely facilities. Tina was very friendly and helpful and all examples used and discussed were relevant and useful."



"The lunch was incredible - trainer was really nice!"



"Explanation of all Assertiveness and the different states. The course was relaxed and the teacher very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand. Would highly recommend this course in future."



"Really nice trainer"



"great atmosphere/environment"



"Creating a positive learning and networking environment"



"Delivering the educational content in a relaxed, informal setting and making everyone feel open to share their own thoughts. "



"The pace and content were perfect for me. Lots to consider, and to put into practice. Nice to have just two of us in the session! In particular a work issue was talked through, which not only re-focused my priorities, but enabled me to decide how to deal with it. Overall a great session that I would strongly recommend."



"The trainer gave some good examples of her own personal experiences to illustrate the course content which was useful in helping to understand the exercises"



"Welcoming and making us feel comfortable"



"Organisation, venue, food. Lovely trainer"



"Food. Good environment. Friendly staff. Good location."



"Small group enabled tailored techniques and personal examples to be explored. Very experienced trainer which was brilliant."



"The course was very focused to our specific needs. The small group helped us to go through our actual issues at work, as opposed to generic issues that may or may not help us."