WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn assertiveness skills for women to apply in meetings and predominantly male environments
  • Become comfortable in your own skin
  • Develop an action plan based on what you learned
  • Deal with conflicts confronting women
  • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses
  • Practice assertive behaviors in challenging situations
  • Overcome obstacles to assertiveness skills for women
  • Build and project a positive self-image
  • Assess your stress and adopt assertive techniques to help manage stress
  • Develop an assertive action plan
  • Use assertive communication techniques: verbal, nonverbal, and assertive listening

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Assessing Yourself

  • Identify and acknowledge your own strengths
  • Outline the conflicting roles and know how to reduce role conflict

Assertiveness Skills for Women: Techniques and Practices

  • Distinguish between the basic response styles of passive, assertive, and aggressive
  • Avoid being manipulated by others

Key Communication Skills Necessary

  • A successful formula for assertion
  • Say “no” and survive
  • Assertive techniques of fogging, broken record, negative assertion, negative inquiry, and compromise
  • Differences between how women and men communicate
  • Send harmonious messages
  • Listen assertively

Negotiation

  • Assumptions about negotiation and how these impact abilities
  • Negotiating more effectively
  • Develop a personal negotiation plan and personal negotiation skills

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve the Desired Personal and Professional Balance

  • Pinpoint your internal obstacles to assertiveness and practice control strategies
  • Self-reliance and special support systems
  • Your specific anger buttons and how to deal with them productively
  • Techniques for preventing and coping with stress