SIM Professional Development

Assertiveness Skills Essentials

Available dates

Mar 9—10, 2020
2 days
SGD 770 ≈USD 583
SGD 385 per day
Jul 2—3, 2020
2 days
SGD 770 ≈USD 583
SGD 385 per day
Oct 12—13, 2020
2 days
SGD 770 ≈USD 583
SGD 385 per day


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About the course


Dealing with criticisms and objections from customers/colleagues requires specific communication skills. This workshop enables you to acquire these skills to assert appropriately and confidently at work.

Benefits to You

Learn to:

  • disagree with others without getting aggressive
  • deal with criticisms
  • manage objections
  • handle upset customers
  • diffuse anger
  • apologise appropriately
  • say no without offending others
  • listen actively

Programme Outline

  • What is Assertiveness?
    • What it means to be assertive
    • Why people tend to be passive
  • Patterns in Behaviour
    • Body language in assertiveness
    • Cultural differences and their impact on assertiveness
  • Active Listening Skills
    • Why we need to listen actively ?
    • Listening actively
  • Managing Conflict
    • Working towards a win-win approach
  • Learning to be Assertive
    • Knowing what you want
    • Setting limits
    • Respecting the rights of others
    • Knowing when to let go
  • Skills in being Assertively
    • Types of assertiveness techniques and when to use them
    • Skills practice using work-related situations

Learning Features

An interactive course that involves group work, individual and group exercises, video discussions, case studies and role play based on work-related situations.

Who should attend

  • (Level 1) Admin & Support
  • (Level 2) Supervisor, Executive, & Emerging Managers

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