ASSERTIVENESS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE

4 hours (1/2 day)

"Learning is not a spectator sport." – D. Blocher

Self-confidence and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don’t feel worthy, and/ or you don’t know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits to your participants in their professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness And Self-Confidence workshop will give participants an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence each mean (in general and to them personally) and how to develop those feelings in their day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your participant’s lives and have a positive effect on all of them.

Workshop Objectives

1. Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the four styles of communication.

2. Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts.

3. Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication.

4. Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior.

5. Utilize methodologies for understanding your worth — and the use of positive self-talk.

6. Practice sending positive communications phrased as “I-Messages”.

7. Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge.

8. Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus-building techniques.