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P18GC02 Developing Professional Assertiveness & Confidence
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Developing Professional Assertiveness & Confidence

2-Day Training Course: The Key to Improved Confidence, Credibility & Assertiveness at Work. Build your communication skills & emotional intelligence to help increase your capacity to be an assertive & confident communicator & project an image of credibility & composure at work.

Sydney | 01-02 Mar 2018
Perth | 04-05 Apr 2018
Melbourne | 24-25 Jul 2018
Brisbane | 17-18 Sep 2018
Adelaide | 20-21 Nov 2018
Canberra | 11-12 Dec 2018

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn to identify and manage different types of business behaviour
  • Benefit from an in-depth personal assertiveness assessment
  • Discover how to enhance self confidence, self esteem, and self belief
  • Recognise techniques for maintaining composure and credibility
  • Develop critical skills to handle criticism, anger, negativity and confrontation
  • How to overcome confidence breakers in the workplace
  • Identify the differences between assertiveness, confidence, influence and power
  • Develop the skills to make you a more confident, credible and assertive communicator

About the Course

Your ability to communicate your ideas, get your point across, lead your teams or simply maintain professional credibility can mean the difference between success and failure.

Competition is fierce in the business world and if you can have more and better professional tools, know how and when to use them, you will enhance both your career satisfaction and prospects. That is precisely what this interactive course is designed to do.

This course will provide the tools needed to improve performance in areas of: self belief; self-confidence; communicating; business language; listening; questioning; dealing with difficult people; influence; persuasion; professional presence; personal power; and more.

The focus of this course is on practical outcomes rather than academic learning. It also includes self-evaluation, group discussion, practical activities, practice techniques, checklists and action plans designed to facilitate change-oriented learning, for effective and immediate integration and application in your professional life.

Who Will Benefit

Any business professional who wishes to enhance theircomposure and personal profile at work, improve their assertiveness skills, and become more confident and effective in their interactions with those they work with; at all levels of the organisation


Packages Price
2 Day Training 2018$2295$2195+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
  • Special rate $1756 (per person) when you book for four or more participants, please call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email to take advantage of this offer.


Location, dates & pricing

Sydney // 01-02 Mar 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02SY. Expires by 19 Jan 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 09 Feb 2018
Standard rate: $2,295

Perth // 04-05 Apr 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02PE. Expires by 23 Feb 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 16 Mar 2018
Standard rate: $2,295

Melbourne // 24-25 Jul 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02ME. Expires by 15 Jun 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 06 Jul 2018
Standard rate: $2,295

Brisbane // 17-18 Sep 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02BR. Expires by 10 Aug 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 31 Aug 2018
Standard rate: $2,295

Adelaide // 20-21 Nov 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02AD. Expires by 12 Oct 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 02 Nov 2018
Standard rate: $2,295

Canberra // 11-12 Dec 2018
Super Early Bird rate: $1,995 (Save $300 + GST). Use code P18GC02CA. Expires by 02 Nov 2018.
Early Bird rate: $2,195. Expires by 23 Nov 2018
Standard rate: $2,295


Extremely good in terms of refreshing and reinforcing existing knowledge and introducing some needed theory/methodology in handling difficult situations.
Senior Manager – Sustainable Development and Environment, BHP Billiton Nickel West

The tools provided have helped me understand different behaviour and personalities which will stand in good stead while dealing with colleagues/clients and family and friends.
Technical Manager, Trelleborg Engg. Syst.

Both presenters were well informed and approachable and there were lots of practical exercises. I’m now able to influence the direction of situations by applying skills I have learnt.”
Director of Regulatory Affairs, CSL Ltd

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Influencing with Questions

Getting people to buy-in to change, change old habits or reflect on deeply held assumptions is a core leadership capability. You’ve probably noticed that simply telling people what to do or showing lots of relevant data on Powerpoint slides rarely sways people – at best getting reluctant compliance.

In this webinar, Andrew Lee will show you some practical tools that will have an immediate effect.


Andrew Lee

Thought Disruptor and Curiosity Consultant

Course Outline


Establishing where you could benefit from increased confidence

  • Identifying personal objectives and outcomes
  • Identifying key scenarios in which you would like to develop greater confidence and assertiveness
  • Identifying personal barriers to success
  • What aspects of your behaviour/communication should you change?

Enhancing self-esteem, self belief & self image

  • Being authentic to yourself
  • Overcoming self-imposed barriers and limitations
  • Understanding how your values and beliefs affect your performance
  • Recognising the impact of self-talk
  • Changing from negative to positive thinking
  • Conquering fear, anxiety and anger
  • Practical steps to increasing your self-confidence
  • Turning your intentions into actions
  • Enhancing and building an energised self-belief
  • Building a confident and assertive behaviour style

Professional presence & personal power

  • Understanding the power of first and lasting impressions
  • Utilising professional image as a communication tool
  • The importance of being congruent – ensuring your verbal and non-verbal communication projects confidence, credibility and assertiveness
  • Harnessing your resources to increase your professional presence



Communicating with confidence & assertiveness

  • What actually is communication?
  • Assessing your own communication style
  • Recognising the communication styles in your organisation
  • Assessing your natural communication strengths
  • Making sure people receive your intended message
  • Understanding how others influence and change our behaviour
  • Positive language patterns
  • Assertive language, effective voice, active listening, powerful questioning
  • Developing confident body language
  • Looking, sounding and speaking with greater confidence
  • Addressing emotions in the workplace
  • How to say ‘no’ assertively and without losing your job or your friends!

Effective business & professional conversations

  • Developing convincing business dialogue
  • Knowing your rights
  • Promoting your leadership strengths
  • Projecting confidence in challenging situations
  • Reviews
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Networking

Developing your assertiveness skills

  • Key principles of assertiveness
  • Differentiating between assertiveness and aggression
  • Understanding negotiation skills
  • Making effective decisions
  • Powerful conversations
  • Increasing your influence and persuasion skills

Assertiveness & aggression at work

  • Defining assertiveness and aggression
  • Why are some people “assertive” when others are considered “aggressive”
  • The key differences in a business context
  • What is and is not acceptable in the workplace
  • Being assertive without being aggressive
  • Techniques for effective assertive communication
  • Getting your views, ideas and objectives across in an assertive way
  • Understanding the principles of influence and persuasion

Dealing with difficult behaviour & situations

  • What defines difficult characteristics/behaviour?
  • Understanding emotions and feelings and why these differ between peers
  • Facing and controlling fear and negative emotions
  • Understanding why certain people and situations drain your energy and effectiveness, and strategies for overcoming this
  • Recognising and dealing with intimidation and criticism confidently
  • Direct and constructive feedback – giving and receiving
  • Preparing effective solutions for difficult situations
  • Moving from the negative to the positive, satisfying both parties
  • Employing key principles of conflict resolution
  • Negotiating a win-win solution to a variety of challenges



Understanding the business & professional context

  • How business objectives impact you
  • Understanding your personal behavioural style and how you relate to others
  • Understanding different behavioural models
  • What causes people to behave the way they do in a range of professional contexts
  • How behaviour from clients, customers and colleagues causes us to react in different ways
  • How conditioning and beliefs affect our behaviour in certain scenarios
  • How to use this information to change your attitude and behaviour from tomorrow



Developing your personal action plan for professional confidence & assertiveness

  • How will you use the techniques and principles professionally?
  • Identifying key issues and challenges
  • Rehearsing success and increasing confidence
  • Deciding how, when and where to take action
  • Establishing plans for your long term personal and professional development
  • Your immediate plan of action starting the day you get back to work

when & where

01 - 02 Mar 2018


04 - 05 Apr 2018


24 - 25 Jul 2018


17 - 18 Sep 2018


20 - 21 Nov 2018


11 - 12 Dec 2018


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