Ref: C3676860

Many of us struggle to express our needs and wants. We either passively accept the situation or we challenge it in a way that is aggressive and confrontational. Both styles can leave us feeling inadequate. In our 1 day school on Assertiveness, we will explore the different modes of communication and how they are related to the ways in which we view the world in general. During this packed day of teaching, you will learn to identify tour own mode of communication and the core beliefs that underpin it. You will earn a working definition of assertiveness and learn 3 basic techniques to help you express your wants and needs in an afirm, calm and powerful manner

Course aim

The course is aimed to support students to develop skills in assertive communication. Learn new techniques to help you express yourself clearly and firmly.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand Assertive Communication
  • Identify your current mode of communication and the limiting self-beliefs that underpin it
  • Learn a model of personality from Transactional Analysis that will help you understand yourself and your relationship with others
  • Learn powerful assertiveness techniques that you can use in your daily life

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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