Assertive Communication Skills II-CANCELLED

Oct 26, 2017 08:00am -
Oct 26, 2017 04:30pm
St. Louis


Event Description

Let’s face it – speaking up and getting your point across in today’s challenging workplace is not easy. Developing your assertive communication skills doesn’t happen overnight either. It requires ongoing learning and practice to succeed.

In our first assertive course, you learned how to build confidence, speak up, and get your point across without being pushy and overbearing. Since then, you may be using or have forgotten what you learned. Regardless, one thing is for sure -- you’ve probably wished you knew and could do more with this skill.

So, to further your development, this course picks up where the first one left off. You’ll learn new ideas and remind yourself of some old ones that you may not have put into practice. This time, there are more practical how-to ideas, more case studies and more time to practice.

Assertive Communication Skills II will help you keep learning how to stand up for yourself, build more productive working relationships, and achieve better results even in difficult situations.

At the end of this class you will be able to:

  • Identify further assertive skill development opportunities.
  • Flex your communication style to boost tact and influence.
  • Establish open honest dialogue.
  • Deal more effectively with bullies.
  • Make the most of critical conversations.
  • Speak up at meetings.
  • Handle disagreements in a persuasive, non-threatening way.
  • Reach poor listeners.
  • Assess progress with assertive skill development.

Topics that will be covered:

  • One More Time – What Is Assertiveness?
  • ‘Flex’ Strategies for Building Rapport and Reducing Tension
  • Building Trust for Open Honest Dialogue
  • More on Verbal and Non-Verbal Techniques
  • Stepping Up to Critical Conversations
  • Credibility and Confidence Killers
  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • Speaking Up at Meetings
  • Handling Conflict In A Non-Combative Way

Prerequisites: Assertive Communication Skills course I.

Advanced Preparation: There is no advanced preparation for this course.

Competencies: One-on-one and Group Communication, Agility, Leadership, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Customer Focus

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Level: Basic to Intermediate

HRCI Accreditation:
Recertification Credit Hours: 7.5
Specified Credit Hours: HR

“The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”


SHRM Accreditation:
Professional Development Credits awarded: 7.5
AAIM Employers’ Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Recommended CPE Credits: 9

Fields of Study: Communications, Personal Development

Duration: Full-day – 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Member Cost:  $445; NonMember Cost: $645

CANCELATION POLICY: All registrations are firm. Substitutions are encouraged when the original registrant is unable to attend. A full credit will be given when the registrant cancels/reschedules MORE THAN two weeks prior to the date of the scheduled program.

No-shows/day of class cancelations will be billed in full. In the case of illness or a medical emergency, the registrant must notify AAIMEA and will then be offered the next date of the program at half price after the absence is paid in full. 

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancelation policies, please contact AAIM’s Research and Solutions Team at 314-968-3600.​

Event Type:Public Training
Category:Professional Development
Early registration ends on May 23, 2017.
Regular registration starts on May 24, 2017 and ends on Oct 25, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

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