Confidence to Succeed - Assertiveness for Women

This course provides a space for women to consider assertiveness and the impact of gender stereotypes, to learn how to project confidence and develop resilience to help accomplish more in their career.

Rated by 33 delegates

Overview

Someone who is assertive behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe. This course will give a unique opportunity to think about managing your inner dialogue and learn how to project confidence even when you are not feeling it. It will cover different types of leadership styles, with practical tools for decisive and bold action in challenging situations. You will gain an understanding of the latest research on gender stereotypes around assertiveness and you will leave the day with practical methods to help you flourish by becoming more assertive.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of gender stereotypes and how this may impact your behaviour inthe workplace
  • How you help or hinder your performance, and what you can do about it
  • Making requests assertively and learning how to say no.
  • Practical models for assertive delivery of feedback, goal setting
  • Strategies to develop your resilience and project confidence
  • Staying positive in challenging situations
  • Language of influence and active listening
  • Ways to develop a powerful network

Who is it for?

This course is for all female professionals, managers or directors who want to become more resilient, assertive and gain the confidence to succeed in their career.

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Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton

Emma is an award winning trainer specialising in leadership development.  She has over 20 years' experience of training design and delivery in both the public and private sector, including working as a director for a large housing association and for Amnesty International.

Emma is passionate about individuals having the opportunity to fulfil their potential and creates a positive, fun and stimulating learning environment. She always ensures that participants leave the day with practical skills they can use in their organisation. Emma has an MSc in Organisational Psychology and is qualified in running Psychometrics through the British Psychological Society.

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Good and informative. It will make me think more about my approach, in certain situations.

Purchasing Manager

Great digestible content with plenty of opportunities to raise questions and share opinion.

PR Manager, Everton Football Club

Useful tips for use in everyday working life. A whistle-stop tour with tools to build confidence and encourage empowerment.

, Flintshire County Council

Excellent, Inspiring and very useful. Informative, in-depth and eye-opening.

Asset Management Team Co-ordinator, Riverside

Good and informative. It will make me think more about my approach, in certain situations.

Purchasing Manager

Great digestible content with plenty of opportunities to raise questions and share opinion.

PR Manager, Everton Football Club

Useful tips for use in everyday working life. A whistle-stop tour with tools to build confidence and encourage empowerment.

, Flintshire County Council

Excellent, Inspiring and very useful. Informative, in-depth and eye-opening.

Asset Management Team Co-ordinator, Riverside

Really good, I will take a lot from this and implement in the work place. Interesting, builds up your confidence and really makes you think about your approach at work and what needs to be changed.

Financial Controller

Really well structured - applicable across a number of sectors. A great chance to share experiences and learning with other women.

Director

Excellent, very thought provoking with lots of tools and examples to use. Come along expecting to think and challenge yourself.

COO, Clearwater

Excellent. Quick, useful techniques to put back into the workplace and personal life. I feel more empowered as a result. Empowerment, realistic and easy to use techniques. Suitable for all levels in the workplace.

Sales Director

Excellent, lots of new learning and evidence. Worth the day out of the office.

Research, Communications and Marketing Manager, University of Manchester

Excellent, informative and inspiring. I'm excited about putting this into practice. Definitely worth attending.

Director

Really useful to reflect on own environment and behaviour and the small changes I can make to change my behaviour. Reflective course with useful tools and techniques to deal with every day challenges.

Company Secretary

Very good introduction to the key themes in terms of developing resilience strategy and being more assertive. Networking and feedback models were helpful. Great for promoting thinking thus helping to become aware of self development.

Associate Partner

Lots of very useful tips and advice to use. Very useful for trying to assert yourself in the workplace.

Joint Officer in Charge

Very informative and useful, I was able to relate the information to our setting.

Joint Officer in Charge

Covered a lot of interesting content. Good tips and techniques, good balance of theory and practical tips.

Head of Operations, RNCH NHT Trust

Made me think of areas I'd like to improve my assertiveness in and has given me some good tools to help. Interesting course helped me realise what I could improve on.

Clinical Project Manager

Great to have a female only 'safe' space to open up. Great content. Good modern research/evidence based training course with some gender specific elements.

Assistant Farm Manager, Surrey Wildlife Trust

Lots of useful strategies, very interesting and very useful.

Head of Legal, Leaseplan UK Ltd

Very useful I enjoyed it. It made me think of new goals I want to set myself and to bring my confidence up. Perfect for women who want to build their confidence at work and it helps with building assertiveness.

Senior Commercial Administrator, Keir Construction

God some very useful techniques particularly networking to achieve a goal.


Very informative and provides solutions to most situations currently experienced by women in the workplace.

Head of HR

Very useful. Focused, practical advice on how to be more assertive in the workplace.

Head of Global Mobility Policy , HSBC

Very Insightful, met many successful women. A very useful course to any woman wishing to further their career.

Project Manager, London Fire Brigade

Empowering, thoughtful, comfortable atmosphere, easy to voice experiences and feedback. Gives you skills to manage situations.

Director of Development

Very well structured, covered a huge amount lots of food for thought. A course for everyone who wants to reflect on their performance and wants some solution starting points.

Head of

Uplifting others are in similar situations. Some good and interesting techniques. Give confidence and you will learn new techniques.

Finance Manager , Talking Tables

The first time I have seen true value in models shown in a training course - thank you!There will be something that hits a chord for you.

HR Director, CGI

Useful, it helped me to identify what I need to do to help be more assertive. Good tools and techniques that can be applied.

Analytical Scientist , Porton Biopharma

interesting and useful better for line managers and people working in a team.

Research and Support Officer , Greater London Authority

Really useful and thought provoking. Good practical steps to improve assertiveness and build a network.

HR, Costain

Very Insightful and makes you think. Good interaction and guidance. You get out what you put in, very worthwhile.

Internal Communications Manager, Hilton

Good awareness about gender stereotyping and management skills to colleagues in leadership.

Innovation Lead

Interesting, insightful. Found discussing situations helpful. Great opportunity to reflect on barriers to being assertive and strategies to overcome these barriers.

Head of Sixth Form

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