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Being Assertive

Being Assertivepro skills

To achieve your potential in almost any role the ability to make sure your opinions, thoughts and feelings are listened to, understood and respected is vital. And that means being assertive.

Being assertive¬†is not the same thing as being aggressive or pushy. ¬†It’s about finding the best ways, in specific circumstances and taking account of your personal style, to get your contributions taken seriously.

This session focuses on identifying the key characteristics of assertive communication, and building your ability to be assertive in a wide range of situations.


Session Outcomes

By the end of the session you will learn to:

  • Recognise what assertiveness is, and what it¬†isn’t
  • Understand your personal barriers to being more assertive
  • Appreciate the differences between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviours
  • Develop techniques to become more assertive
  • Develop approaches to common issues which require an assertive approach

Course Format

This is a live training session held online and facilitated by one of our expert consultants for a group of up to 15 delegates.

Using a web based interface freely available to anyone with access to the internet, delegates are able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and other participants.The programme combines elements of teaching, discussion and practical sessions.

Delegates receive an electronic course manual for reference after the programme ends.

Session Length

90 minutes.

Adapted to your needs

The course outlined above is our standard programme and will meet most delegates’ needs. However, if you are looking for a more tailored approach, we can adapt the content or style to suit the particular needs of your organisation, sector or delegates’s backgrounds.

Courses can be delivered at any time of day to suit the needs of international companies or teams.


Our delivery fees vary depending on the amount of adaptation work required and the number of sessions booked. Please contact us with details of your requirements for a quote.

Next Step

If you are interested in this course please contact us to discuss your requirements or to learn more about how virtual training could work for you.