Assertiveness Skills for Professional Development and Beyond


Say it: "It's OK to meet my  needs and/or ask to have my needs met."

Say it: “It’s OK to meet my needs and/or ask to have my needs met.”

Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. Asking for what you need, handling confrontations gracefully, and putting ideas forward with confidence are tools that will help get your career to where you want it to go. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best.

Assertiveness Skills, one of 75 soft-skills training programs in the Reproducible Training Library, provides the skill development, practice, and understanding that individuals need to learn to how to be truly assertive.

Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and ability to:

  • Learn what it means to be assertive
  • Recognize the assertiveness continuum
  • Identify personal blocks to assertiveness
  • Demonstrate assertive language and behaviors
  • Know how to avoid using language and behaviors that are not assertive
  • Discover how to use assertive behaviors in everyday situations

The best way to accommodate adult learning styles is to incorporate personal experience into your training program, allowing participants to apply what they learn to real-life situations. Our experienced instructional designers incorporate a variety of accelerated learning techniques, role-plays, simulations, discussions, and lectures within each course to appeal to all learning styles and ensure that the ideas and information will be retained.

Available as a classroom training program (half day or 4 hours) and an e-learning program, Assertiveness Skills is part of the Reproducible Training Library, a full suite of unlimited-use content that’s downloadable, customizable, and reproducible.

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