Assertiveness Training for Women in Business

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Training Description

Foundations of Assertiveness

  • Distinguishing between passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors
  • Discussing how socialization affects your behavior in the business environment
  • Identifying personal work situations and obstacles that challenge assertive behavior

Assessing Your Assertiveness

  • Identifying your assertiveness style preferences
  • Assessing and identifying strengths and weaknesses of your assertiveness style
  • Knowing how value systems impact your assertiveness
  • Identifying ways to reduce role conflict

Getting Comfortable in Your Own Skin

  • Exploring the assertive components of becoming comfortable in your own S.K.I.N. (Support self-esteem; Know self; Initiate dialogue; Negate negative self-talk)

Assertive Communications Skills for Women

  • Understanding the three components of communication and factors that influence their impact
  • Differentiating the verbal and nonverbal communication styles of men and women
  • Applying active and reflective listening skills to build assertiveness techniques
  • Listening and responding assertively to feedback and criticism

Assertiveness Techniques and Practices

  • Demonstrating a five-step model to express assertive language
  • Exploring four special assertive techniques: broken record, fogging, negative assertion, and negative inquiry
  • Saying “no” and surviving
  • Responding to common put-down statements
  • Videotaping practice sessions

Assertive Case Study Workshop

  • Reviewing the uses of strategic tools, models and techniques
  • Applying assertiveness techniques to analyze and plan around your own must-solve situations
  • Receiving feedback on your plan for addressing your must-solve situations

Assertiveness and Leading

  • Assessing leadership styles
  • Understanding five dimensions of centered leadership
  • Identifying new ways to use assertive leadership in your personal and professional life

Leading a Balanced Life

  • Techniques for dealing with anger
  • Preventing and coping with stress
  • Applying a four-step model to improve personal level of work and life balance
  • Discussing the nature and value of women support networks and resources
  • Planning for continuing assertiveness growth

Extended Seminar Outline 

Who Should Attend

AMA’s women’s assertiveness training is designed for female business professionals who want to strengthen their assertiveness techniques, alleviate weaknesses, and improve their communication skills as they relate to being assertive in business.

Material given during the training:  [DVD’s and Case Studies will be used during this course to illustrate examples of good and bad change implementation processes].

Before the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.

At the end of the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate

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