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Assertive Expression- Online, May 2024

An ADRIA Public Offering

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.

Learn to identify what you really need and then to ask for it

Learn the principles and benefits of Assertive Expression

Practice “I Language”, Behaviour Description, as well as giving and receiving feedback in low-stakes and high stakes situations

Learn new tools for self-disclosure to balance out conflict conversations and to keep conversations productive


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.

Please note: Assertive Expression and Defusing Techniques contain similar course content. If you are taking one of these courses, you will likely not need to take the other.



A link to this event will be sent to your email CA
May 07 2024

Hourly Schedule

Tuesday May 7th

5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Instructor(s): TBD
  • Total Credit Hours: 3
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Course Webpage:

    Assertive Expression Webpage

  • The Fine Print:

    This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please contact education@adralberta.com.

    This course may be eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.

    Please read the course cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies prior to registration at the link below. Payment for course is due upon registration in order to confirm your spot.

    Course cancellation, withdrawal, and completion policies.