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Assertive communication skills

Featured in the Communication Skills training manual

By Sarah Cook

Category: Communication Skills

Credit price: 3 download credits (Single user)

Assertiveness is a life skill which helps individuals develop respectful relationships. Whether at home or at work, people operate best if they feel good about themselves and the people around them. This is an activity which helps participants increase their ability to be assertive in a wide range of situations and give them practice in doing this.

You introduce the session and discuss the difference between assertive, passive and aggressive behaviours. The participants are then introduced to the foundation stones of assertiveness and given the opportunity to practise their assertiveness skills and to receive feedback on these.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to help participants communicate assertively.

Resource Type:Activity
Min Group Size:4
Max Group Size:12
Typical Duration:01:50:00
No of Pages:17

Resources: View standard resources for Fenman training activities

Purpose: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to increase the ability of their participants to communicate assertively with other people, and to give them practice and feedback in dealing with situations in an assertive manner. The activity can be used as a stand-alone training session or as part of a workshop on topics such as communication skills, conflict management, dealing with difficult people, or leadership, meetings, negotiation and team-building skills.

Download the training activity, Assertive communication skills as featured in the Fenman training manual; Communication Skills