Assertiveness for Maximum Impact
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Do you sometimes find it hard to speak up or make yourself heard in meetings? Are there times when you let your emotions govern your behaviour? If so, you will gain tremendously from learning to think, feel and behave assertively. This two-day course gives you the essential skills and techniques and helps you develop the underlying beliefs to take greater control of your life.
By the end of this Assertiveness for Maximum Impact course you will be able to:
- confidently express your views and opinions
- ask for what you want in a way that gets listened to
- say no to unreasonable requests
- stand your ground in the face of resistance or manipulation
- deliver difficult messages without undue emotional interference
- choose more successful responses when faced with aggressive or passive behaviour from others
- What is assertiveness and why is it worth developing?
- How assertiveness differs from aggressive and passive behaviour.
- How do I come across?
- Barriers to assertiveness – how can we overcome the barriers?
- The behaviour iceberg; what drives our choices?
- Helpful and unhelpful mind sets.
- Transactional analysis – how it relates to Assertiveness.
- Relationship Mapping.
Thinking and feeling assertive
- the assertive pause
- asking for what you want and saying no
- standing your ground
- getting your message heard and understood when you disagree
Negative feelings assertion
- giving feedback on others’ behaviour
- when you’re not getting what you want
- being clear about what’s acceptable
Case study work
- how the techniques can be used in combination
Who should attend
The Assertiveness for Maximum Impact course is recommended for:
- senior leaders who need to communicate assertively to generate engagement and drive results
- technical specialists who feel they lack authority and impact when dealing with other people from different parts of the organisation and who may have different communication styles and approaches
- senior support staff who need to manage conflicting demands and priorities
- people who believe, or have received feedback that, they behave too passively or aggressively at work and want to develop new approaches and choices in their communication with others.