Assertiveness is ability or a skill of individuals to stand up for themselves and to fulfil their needs effectively. It is a type of behaviour when people make an active progress towards achieving their goals and make all the necessary steps for their accomplishment by themselves, as opposed to passive behaviour when a person is an inactive object which only reacts to situations in life. Assertive people shape their own destiny and control all spheres of life (job, interpersonal relationships, intimate relationships, parenting…).
Assertiveness is extremely important for healthy functioning of both individuals and companies. This is why assertiveness is equally interesting to both scientists and practitioners.
Scientific research has shown that assertive individuals make a more quick progress through their business career than their equally qualified but unassertive colleagues. So, it is no wonder that the leading world companies have included assertiveness training in the basic educational programme for their employees.
Assertiveness training in some companies has a purpose to foster interpersonal relations, to create more efficient and flexible communication, and reduce stress. The training can also be applied in other contexts except business. It can help to all shy people and to all who have a feeling of being exploited by others or of being unable to stand up for themselves. Assertive communication helps people to be more efficient in standing up for themselves and to develop quality relationships with other people.
Seminar goal is the development and improving assertiveness skills, knowledge and competences that are vital for successful career. Through this seminar, participants will learn key competencies that modern employee must have – and techiques for mastering them, practical steps for developing their own skills. The training leader will pay special attention to the psychological and practical aspects of assertiveness to concrete business situations.