Assertive Communication

Aligned to Unit Standard - 9506
The purpose of this workshop is to teach learners to identify assertive behaviour, realise the value thereof and practice some assertiveness techniques.

Delegates who complete this course will be able to:

Identify assertive behaviour and discuss the advantages,
understand the importance of assertiveness as an important tool to use to communicate effectively
use different techniques to be assertive
This course looks at the process and background of communication and how to
communicate effectively using assertive techniques and covers the following:

Understanding the process of communication and structuring messages
Understanding outcomes required in communication and how to achieve them
Improving communication techniques by opening your own communication – Johari Window
Understanding what motivates you and others and incorporating this into the
communication process – communication style
Exploring emotional intelligence and how it affects communication
Learning to communicate assertively, controlling emotions and with empathy
Assertive communication techniques – effective use of “I” messaging
Positive and negative language – affect or influence
Relationship building – recognising trust traps and learning how to avoid them
Also included:
Voice and voice production
Listening skills
Body language
Stress facts

We don't just train - we inspire

Learning shouldn’t be something employees have to do. It should be something they want to do.The primary objective of our training is to ensure that the knowledge acquired is applied successfully, adding real value and making a visible difference to work performance in the business environment. Our workshops are outcomes based and our approach to learning encompasses all learning styles- oral, aural and kinaesthetic, so that all participants can benefit. We incorporate: role play, open discussions, exercises, games, video clips to name a few.

Participants are given real life examples and scenarios to ensure that they will be able to transfer this knowledge back to the workplace.

Post training

Microlearning support

Our unique Microlearning platform, provides short, smart and focused instructional bursts that put learning into realistic performance contexts for greater retention and application in the workplace. These, delivered on a monthly basis, will help to reinforce the workshop learning and enhance the knowledge transfer to the workplace. This post-course platform includes:
key-point reminders and tips
short engaging videos
useful articles
quick and targeted assessments

Facilitator access

Delegates have full contact to our family of facilitators online, via email or telephonically should they have any queries theory covered during the course at any time following the course, ensuring a quick turnaround on responses.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Kathryn Lehnerdt
Contact: CorporateWise
Course Details

Unit Standard: 


Course Delivery Method: 

Presented Presented Courses

In House In-House

On Demand On Demand

Course Duration: 

1 Day


R 2450.00

Course fee Includes: 

All course material, Tea/Coffee and buffet lunch and a certificate