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Assertive Expression



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. 

Objectives:

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
  • Understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

Outcomes:

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.



Upcoming Dates & Further Details

    • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton ADRIA Office, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    • 17
    Register

    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. 

    Objectives:

    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
    • understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

    OUTCOMES:
    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.

    DETAILS:

    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.


    Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be provided, but there is a fridge and microwave for student use. A Safeway and food court is located downstairs on the main level of the mall. There is a Subway and Tim Hortons nearby.


    Location: ADRIA Classroom, #225 Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW (inside Millbourne Mall), Edmonton


    Cost: $350 until March 15th (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After March 15th (Regular Rate)


    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calgary, location TBA
    • 16
    Register

    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. 

    Objectives:

    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
    • understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

    OUTCOMES:
    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.

    DETAILS:

    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.


    Lunch will not be provided (more details will be provided upon confirmation of training venue).


    Location: Calgary, location TBA



    Cost: $350 until March 21st (Early Bird Rate)

               $395 After March 21st (Regular Rate)

    * 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 or contact education@adralberta.com.


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