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How to be assertive

Boost your decisiveness

  • Learn to communicate assertively and give more effective feedback
  • Increase your decisiveness and visibility within the organisation
  • Stand up for yourself while treating others with respect

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Type
Training
Duration
2 days (6 weeks)
Starting moment
Will start in December
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You will learn this in How to be assertive

The key to assertive communication is to learn by doing. The various exercises in this training teach you to set your boundaries, give effective feedback and deal with tension and self-defeating thoughts. You’ll learn to see difficult situations from a new perspective. This increases your personal effectiveness and makes you more visible within your organisation.

The following subjects are covered: 

  • Making choices based on your values
  • Dealing with self-defeating thoughts
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Making and declining requests
  • Setting boundaries

The online assignments in MijnSN prepare you for the in-person training sessions. During the sessions, you will practise the techniques and learn to apply them to your real-life work situation.

New Heroes

During this training you will have access to the online platform New Heroes and you will work actively with assignments from the New Heroes learning journeys. You can also continue to work on your own personal strength, communication and leadership skills on your own initiative. Everything at your own pace, wherever and whenever you want.

Results

  • You formulate your opinion decisively
  • You are more visible within your organisation
  • You set boundaries for unacceptable behaviour
  • You provide effective feedback

Stand up for what you believe

Target audience

You have a secondary vocational or university-level education and are looking for basic knowledge and skills to boost your assertiveness. You find it difficult to stand up to dominant behaviour. You know that you have more to offer than what you currently bring to the table, and you want to tap into your potential in your work life.

Choose in-person or online

When you register, you can choose for an in-person course at one of our venues. Or, register for an online course in the 'virtual classroom'. Which do you prefer? With the 'virtual class' we guarantee the same quality and results. You can read it on www.sn.nl/opleidingen-en-trainingen/virtual-classroom-en.

Costs

This training costs a total of € 1.324,94 VAT not applied and is composed of the following components:

Training course 

Your investment in this training course is € 1095,00 (excluding 21% VAT). 

Are you following the training privately or through a VAT-exempt organisation (e.g. government, healthcare institution or bank)? Then we offer you the advantageous option of not paying VAT, but only a surcharge of 10% on the training and that which is inextricably linked to the training. Your investment is then € 1204,50. You can indicate this during your registration (online or by telephone). 

Course material

Your investment in course material is € 89,94 (excluding VAT). You will receive:

  • Personal licence for learning environment MijnSN
  • 6 months subscription online training New Heroes
  • Material package
  • Assertiveness At Work (book)
  • The Stumbling blocks of the mind(e-book)

The package also contains specific material used in this training course, such as hand-outs and online tests and scans. If you are already in possession of the literature or do not want to receive it through us, please indicate this in the comments field on the online registration form or when you register by telephone. 

Facility costs

There is a € 140,00 (excluding VAT) charge for the use of the venue, coffee/tea and an extensive buffet lunch. Facility costs do not apply to virtual courses.

Programme

Start and end measurement

This course improves your skills. We can guarantee that. How? Before you start your course, you take a scan. This determines your starting level and helps set the right goals. You receive a personal report. That way, you know exactly where you stand, what you want to accomplish, and how to get there. Your trainer helps you to focus and develop, in order to reach your full potential. After your training is done, you take another scan. This end measurement shows how much you’ve grown, and where you can still develop your skills further.

Course days

The total duration of the training course is 6 weeks. The training course consists of an online kick-off and 2 blocks of 1 day. Your time investment is approximately two hours of self study a week: theoretical and practical through the MijnSN learning community.

Block 1 and 2

  • 1 day from 9.30 AM till 5.00 PM

You train virtual? Then we modify the course days: a training that original takes one day, will be virtual in two days of 3,5 hours. In this way we ensure that you do not spend full days behind your screen and you stay fresh enough to absorb the information. View the schedule for your course days and times.

Participants

The maximum group size for the training course is 12 participants.

Mentor

Real learning starts with the practical application of what you have learned. You will commence several practical assignments within your own organization, selecting a mentor to supervise and stimulate your learning process - before the first meeting. The mentor could be your manager or a (senior) colleague. For more information on the mentor's role please visit www.sn.nl/mentor. After three weeks you will take your experiences in this regard to the next meeting.

Certificate

On completion of the training course and subject to attendance and active participation, Schouten & Nelissen University of Applied Sciences will award a certificate. Our certificates are highly regarded in the business community.

Incompany

Are several colleagues facing the same challenge? Then in-company is the ideal option. This course or training can be organized within your organization. Our specialized sister company Relevance will develop this customized training program in cooperation with you. Relevance will then adapt the assignments and examples to the practical situation in your organization.

Benefits of Incompany

  • Efficient - You bring the knowledge and competences of entire teams to a higher level in one go.
  • High efficiency - The specific learning objectives and wishes of your colleagues are central.
  • Assurance - We use current practical situations for optimal assurance of learning goals.
  • Always - You decide when we organize the course or training.
  • Everywhere - We organize the course or training wherever you want. Inside or outside your organization.

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STAP-budget

The Stap budget is a government subsidy of up to € 1,000 to follow an education, training or course. It is for everyone who wants to develop themselves from the age of 18 until the age of AOW. Use it as an opportunity to deepen your knowledge within your career, or to finally do that retraining you have been dreaming of for so long. 

Apply for a STAP budget? It only takes a moment!

  1. Choose your course and start date. You must start within three months of applying for the STAP budget.
  2. Register for your course with the STAP budget. Save your proof of registration. You will need this for your application to UWV.
  3. Apply for the STAP budget at UWV with your proof of registration. You will receive a reply within four weeks.
  4. Is your application approved? Start with your course!

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How to be assertive

Boost your decisiveness

  • Learn to communicate assertively and give more effective feedback
  • Increase your decisiveness and visibility within the organisation
  • Stand up for yourself while treating others with respect

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Judith Hoogkamp

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