Track 1

Course Overview: Assertive Training is designed for introverts and those who seek to harness their quiet strength and transform it into assertive confidence. Through interactive online modules, participants will learn practical techniques for assertive communication, boundary setting, and self-advocacy, all tailored to fit an introverted personality. This comprehensive course is delivered via a live, interactive Zoom format, facilitating a supportive and engaging learning environment.

Module 1: Introduction to Assertiveness for Introverts

  • Objective: Understand the basics of assertiveness and how it applies to introverted individuals.
  • Key Topics:
    • Defining assertiveness and its importance
    • Differences between assertiveness, aggression, and passivity
    • The strengths of the introverted communicator

Module 2: Self-Reflection and Awareness

  • Objective: Identify personal communication styles and areas for growth.
  • Key Topics:
    • Self-assessment of current communication habits
    • Identifying personal barriers to assertiveness
    • The role of self-esteem in assertive communication

Module 3: Fundamentals of Assertive Communication

  • Objective: Master the basic principles of asserting oneself effectively.
  • Key Topics:
    • Formulating clear, concise, and respectful messages
    • Using “I” statements to express needs and feelings
    • The power of body language and tone of voice

Module 4: Setting Boundaries with Confidence

  • Objective: Learn how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Key Topics:
    • Understanding the importance of boundaries for introverts
    • Practical strategies for setting boundaries
    • Handling pushback in a calm and assertive manner

Module 5: Navigating Difficult Conversations

  • Objective: Develop strategies for handling challenging interactions with ease.
  • Key Topics:
    • Preparing for and engaging in difficult conversations
    • Techniques for staying calm under pressure
    • Assertive conflict resolution strategies

Module 6: Assertiveness in the Workplace

  • Objective: Apply assertiveness techniques to professional settings.
  • Key Topics:
    • Advocating for yourself during meetings and presentations
    • Negotiating effectively and with confidence
    • Building assertive leadership qualities

Module 7: Assertive Communication in Personal Relationships

  • Objective: Enhance personal relationships through assertive communication.
  • Key Topics:
    • Expressing needs and desires in personal relationships
    • Managing disagreements assertively and empathetically
    • The role of listening in assertive communication

Module 8: Practical Applications and Role-Playing

  • Objective: Practice assertiveness skills in real-life scenarios.
  • Key Topics:
    • Role-playing exercises based on workplace and personal scenarios
    • Peer feedback sessions to refine communication techniques
    • Developing a personalized assertiveness action plan

Module 9: Overcoming Setbacks and Building Resilience

  • Objective: Learn how to maintain assertiveness over time and rebound from setbacks.
  • Key Topics:
    • Strategies for continuous self-improvement and assertiveness
    • Building a support network for sustained growth
    • Cultivating resilience in the face of challenges

Module 10: Course Wrap-Up and Next Steps

  • Objective: Review key learnings and plan for future assertiveness.
  • Key Topics:
    • Recap of the course’s main takeaways
    • Setting personal goals for assertive communication