Course Details

Course Title: Personal Development: Personal Skills - How to develop your Assertiveness Skills

Course Language: English

Qualification Required: All Level are welcome

Mode-Of-Training: Classroom

Duration: 9am - 6pm (Lunch break 1hr)

Job Level: All Level are welcome

At work, there may be times when you don’t feel that you have been treated fairly or reasonably. Or there could be people frequently asking you for favours that take your time. You may also be asked to do things you are not comfortable with, or that are against your beliefs or values.

By understanding the needs and rights of both parties, one will be able to manage difficult people and situations professionally. If you respond to these situations without careful thought, you could be perceived as being uncooperative, aggressive, weak, or simply a pushover.

If you use assertiveness skills in such situations, you are more likely to come to a resolution, or at least make others aware that you should get the respect that you deserve.

Course Objective

  • Reflect on how you deal with challenges, and know if you should improve this.
  • Understand workplace dynamics that affect interpersonal relations.
  • Learn how to state your needs and feelings clearly and respectfully.
  • Know how to overcome obstacles that prevent clear and assertive communication.
  • Learn an approach for managing an assertive confrontation.
  • Know the pitfalls to avoid in using assertiveness skills.

Course Content

How People Respond to Workplace Challenges

  • The Aggressive Way
  • The Passive Way
  • The Passive-Aggressive Way
  • The Assertive Way

Understanding Workplace Dynamics

  • Understanding equality and power
  • Knowing your rights and responsibility

The Language of Assertiveness

  • How to be clear and specific
  • Overcoming the obstacles that prevent this
  • Managing your feelings of guilt and compassion
  • Focusing on the topic and not the person
  • Being mindful of your body language

Having an Assertive Confrontation

  • Setting it up
  • Showing empathy for the other party
  • Stating your feelings about the situation
  • Maintaining respect and dignity
  • Describing possible consequences
  • Closing on a positive note

Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Not having a clear objective in mind
  • Trying to change something you cannot change
  • Not managing your fear of disapproval

Course Information

  • Course Fee: SGD$368.00
  • Categories: Personal Development
  • Instructor: -
  • Session (Days): 1
  • Duration (Hours): 8hrs
  • Course Medium: English
  • Level: All Level
  • Course Date: 29 June 2018

SkillFuture Reference: CRS-N-0035435

This course is full day, starting at 9am until 6pm. The cost is inclusive of all materials, refreshments and snacks. Course date/venue subject to change if warranted by circumstances.

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