Jan. 25: Assertive Communication and Healthy Boundaries

How are you stifling yourself because you’re not sure how to speak up for yourself? Are there conversations you are avoiding because you don’t want to make waves or you feel like you’ve waited too long? Do you work in an environment that does not support healthy communication and you want to influence a change? How do you say no with confidence? If you try, do you feel anxious or guilty and make excuses?

If these thoughts and feelings are familiar, this course will help. These are all symptoms of a lack of assertiveness and a disconnect from your own boundaries and power. When we are clear about our own boundaries and understand the interpersonal dynamics involved, we can respect and honour the diversity of another’s boundaries. An assertive communication style and culture creates higher levels of efficiency, productivity and accountability.

You will learn your current communication style, understand the implications, and learn tools to become more assertive. This course is beneficial for individuals, teams and organizations who are seeking healthy communication and high performing teams. You will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge around different forms of communication and consider how unconscious bias around gender and other characteristics can impact effective and inclusive communication. Additionally, you will strengthen your self-awareness and practical skills around effective communication.

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