DEVELOPING YOUR ASSERTIVENESS
The best source of Assertiveness TrainingA hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
Note: this Developing Your Assertiveness course is CPD certified.
It is available as either a classroom course with online revision, or an online course.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.
Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course
Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .
This is a one-day training course structured into 10 modules
This one-day training course has been designed to give delegates the appropriate tools to assert themselves in a wide range of situations at work. They will learn how the proper use of assertive behaviour enables people to deal with work colleagues, clients, suppliers and personal contacts in a way that is productive yet maintains and improves relationships.
Anyone who wants to develop more productive working relationships with colleagues, managers/staff and clients, in a positive way that makes life easier for everybody.
WHY ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING?
Learning to be assertive is an essential skill in business – it allows you to bring your ideas and points across clearly and with confidence. At Activia, we guide you to a manner that comfortably sits within the ‘pushy and annoying’ manager and the ‘doormat’ that isn’t respected by employees.
It’s all about finding the right combination – knowing when to be assertive and when to take a more flexible approach is what makes the difference. These are just some of the ways assertiveness can help your organisation:
- How to get your thoughts across in a clear and coherent manner
- How to mould your ‘office personality’ and how you wish to be perceived
- Knowing the difference between constructive criticism vs. insults
- When to hold back and when pushing through makes sense
- Using your body language and voice to your advantage
- To remain professional at all times, never going beyond what’s acceptable when attempting to establish authority
When you train with Activia, we teach you how to apply assertive communication skills in your everyday work situations: you will acquire practical techniques which will increase your effectiveness and productivity, and help you to gain control of daily activities.
Our courses have been built to give delegates easy-to-digest explanations and techniques that can be applied the minute you leave the classroom. At Activia, we’ll teach you:
Different Types of Behaviour
Business isn’t limited to processes and making sure the numbers add up. It’s also largely about being able to deal with people ¬– your staff forms the crux on which any successful organisation is built.
We’ll teach you how to recognise aggressive, passive and assertive behaviours. You’ll be able to adapt your behaviour depending on the situation, responding to and being able to recognise various social triggers.
Assertiveness and You
This is where we’ll take you through a process of self-reflection – how does assertiveness form a part of your management style? Do you use it effectively when dealing with employees or clients?
Personal Communication Styles
There are several ways in which you can communicate – there is not a single right answer, but rather a collection of different options that can be used based on the circumstance.
We’ll provide everything you need to know about communication, what it is, how to get it across effectively, and we’ll tailor an action plan based on your personal communication style questionnaire.
Saying the Right Things
Once we’ve established an understanding of assertiveness and its place in communications, we’ll give you a template on which to build an assertive dictionary that will help you say all the right things. We’ll equip you with specific exercises to help build your knowledge and confidence.
Communication is more than just what you say – body language is often more communicative than words. Assertive body language can get your message across before you even open your mouth. We’ll teach you several techniques that will deliver instant results.
Activia is one of the UK's leading business training organisations – we have helped thousands of people to reach their potential in the workplace. These are just a few reasons why employers consistently choose us:
We have been involved in the training industry since 1995. We know exactly how to assemble course structures that fulfil maximum potential, without wasting time or resources. Having the backing of hundreds upon hundreds of past courses, we give businesses what they need.
Dedicated (and Friendly!) Training Advisors
Our trainers aren’t chosen just for their professional qualifications, but they also need to have the right personality – we want our delegates to land in a friendly atmosphere, where people feel at ease and ready to ask questions and make contributions to our sessions.
Tools and Backup
When you finish your course at Activia, that’s not the end of your learning experience! We give you the tools you need to continue the process once you’ve left. We’ll give you a personal action plan, which is a tailored programme built to get the best results for your business.
- How to Change Your Life
- Assertive Behaviour
- The Benefits of Assertiveness
- Passive behaviour
- Aggressive Behaviour
- Passive-Aggressive Behaviour
- Recognising and Dealing with Passive Behaviour
- Recognising and Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour
- The LEEP Model for Handling Aggression
- Recognising and Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Behaviour
- Self Reflection
- How Others Perceive You
- Faulty Assumptions
- How Being Assertive Will Help You
- Your Inner Voice: What Does it Say?
- Reprogramming Your Inner Voice
- The Power of Positive Thought
- Success Generates Success
- Demonstrating Assertive Body Language
- Body Language as Part of Communication
- Making Sense of Body Language
- The Nature of Assertive Body Language
- Finding the Right Words
- Guidelines for Assertive Language
- The Three Step Approach to Being Assertive
- "What Would You Do in My Shoes?"
- Broken Record
- Positive and Negative Enquiry
- Asking for More Time
- Explaining the Consequences
- The Power of Silence
- "What If"
- "What do You Think?"
- Assertive Negotiating
- Win-Win Outcomes
- Saying “No” Nicely
- Making Requests Assertively
- Putting Assertiveness Into Action
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[Duration: half day]
- Introduction and Course Overview
- Different Types of Behaviour
- Body Language and Assertiveness
- The Three Step Approach to Being Assertive
- Proven Assertiveness Techniques
- Putting Assertiveness into Action
- Your Personal Action Plan
AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.7 out of 5 BASED ON 21 REVIEWS
With our latest Assertiveness courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.
Access is simple: go to www.activia.co.uk/login/ and log in using your email address. This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.
Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content exactly to what you cover in class. We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!
All Activia assertiveness training has been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Assertiveness training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.
Maximum class size for Assertiveness courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.
Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.
For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.
Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.
Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.
Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.
If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual. Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch. The timetable is as follows:
Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !
For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.
With your Assertiveness training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.
Every delegate on a Assertiveness course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.