Building Confidence and Assertiveness

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Building Confidence and Assertiveness

Confidence and Assertiveness are two critical skills for a successful life. If you don’t see your own worth or don’t know how to express it when communicating with others, life can be very unpleasant. Hence, these skills will provide opportunities and benefits to the students taking this online course both in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence
  • Learn the types of negative thinking and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Learn the difference between listening and hearing and understand the importance of body language
  • Understand the importance of goal setting and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Learn to use methodologies for understanding your worth — and the use of positive self-talk
  • Practice sending positive communications
  • Learn how to use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Learn strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations.

About the Course

Building Confidence and Assertiveness online course will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of what self-confidence and assertiveness are and how they can develop these feelings in their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will also learn the differences between assertive, passive, and aggressive types of communication, as well as specific tips, techniques, and examples on how to communicate effectively. In addition, they will learn how to recognize the behaviors of others and how to identify their own type of behavior. The course will help students acquire strategies to build confidence, learn how to give and receive feedback, and ask those difficult questions. Building these skills will give students the courage to take risks and chances that they wouldn’t normally take, and help them will discover what it means to realize their full potential.

“To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.” 

 Edith Eva Eger