Being Assertive


Our desire to stand up for ourselves is sometimes compromised by the behaviours and power hierarchies in organisations. Yet the assertive colleague who reasonably stands their ground is both respected and admired. And they are likely to be more effective in their role too. This programme uses the principles of rights and responsibilities, ours and others’, as the basis for developing assured behaviours.


1 day


By the end of the programme participants will have

  • identified what they ‘stand’ for
  • understood the three main behaviours associated with assertiveness
  • discovered their own default behaviour and associated pros & cons
  • developed good assertive behaviour in practice
  • identified and know how to activate their sense of self-worth
  • learned to handle manipulative people and situations
  • worked out their plan for creating habits out of the skills learned