Many people confound assertive expression with being aggressive. But this is not the case. Being assertive is about expressing your rights and needs without hindering the rights and needs of others.
The ability to be assertive, for many, takes practice. But it is practice that is well worth it.
Assertive communication is about respect for yourself and for those around you with whom you communicate – it shows that you believe what you have to say is important, that you trust them enough to tell them what you need, as well as that you trust them to be able to hear what you have to say.
This course is designed to give you greater confidence and skill in asserting your ideas, thoughts, and needs.
Students will have more skills for using assertive communication effectively and will be more confident using these skills in their daily lives, as well as in conflict. Students will have opportunities to practice skills in ways that give them flexibility for use in their lives.
This course is also available as private training.
* This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.