Assertiveness Training: Gain Respect and Personal Power
- 44 mins on-demand video
- 6 mins on-demand audio
- 14 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Develop assertive communication skills
- Articulate characteristics of assertive people
- Discern differences between assertive, aggressive, and passive communication
- Focus on individual characteristics for overall assertive communication development
- Draw from a variety of assertive phrases
- Articulate nonverbal communication cues of assertive people
- Internalize assertive practices
- Incorporate more assertive communication into your daily life
- Improve communication competence
- Become more assertive
- Students need to bring a willing attitude, nothing more
Assertive people ask for what they want and don’t let others either intimidate them or enrage them. They speak up to express their needs and desires. They hold true to their internal power and the little voice inside that asks to be heard. They speak calmly and diplomatically, carefully and firmly, without offending reasonable people. They comfortably say “no” when they need to, without belittling or insulting others.
Assertive people are neither passive nor aggressive. Passive people know they need assertiveness training to find their voice and not allow others to take advantage of them or dismiss them. They need help finding ways to stand up for themselves and be heard!
Aggressive people don’t usually think they need assertiveness training because they believe they get their needs met just fine. The thing is, aggressive people roll over others, bullying them into submission. Even if they cover their aggression with humor, they bully others without concern for other people’s feelings or needs. This isn’t okay either. Aggressive people need help finding ways to be more respectful of others during moments of conflict, and to behave appropriately.
This course helps both passive people and aggressive people find their voice within the appropriate expressions of assertiveness. It helps passive people find the strength to speak up, and it helps aggressive people stop bullying.
The material for this course comes entirely from science. Investigators and researchers have spent their lives examining assertive communication and how it differs from both passive and aggressive communication. That’s one thing that makes this course different from the others out there. It’s not about the instructor’s individual perspectives at all, but tested and proven strategies and techniques.
Another thing that sets this course apart from other assertiveness courses is that we are not interested in why people are passive or aggressive at all. In fact, communication research says that for some people these characteristics are in their DNA while for others it’s in their conditioning. We simply don’t care about that. We only care about the communication behaviors that make assertiveness happen. We start with definitions about assertive communication and how it differs from passive and aggressive communication, then work through many ways that assertiveness can show in your communication behaviors. Exercises help reinforce your learning and give you practice for when certain situations arise in your real life. Quizzes make sure you’re following along properly.
So stop getting walked on, and stop walking on people to get your way! Learn assertive communication and improve your own well-being and communication appropriateness. Just a couple of hours can change your life for the better. Becoming more assertive is just a matter of learning what that looks like. This course shows you how!
Enroll now and start today!
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- For anyone who wishes to be more assertive, as opposed to passive or aggressive
- For anyone who wants to develop a more balanced outlook on life
- For anyone who wants to use communication respectfully to achieve personal goals
Introduces course. Explains the approach the course takes and what the student can expect from the course.
The links below takes you to assertiveness tests. Take these tests to see if your assertiveness level is where you want it to be. If it is, excellent work! If it isn't, this course is definitely for you.
Lecture offers key definitions, which are necessary to provide a foundation for the ideas to be discussed in upcoming lectures.
Characteristics of the assertiveness cluster "directiveness", with sample phrases demonstrating these characteristics.
Please see "downloadable materials" for an outline of the lecture and exercises for this concept.
Lecture on nonverbal communication areas of facial expressions, gaze (eyes), and clothing. Discusses how to focus on various components of these areas for assertive communication.