Free workshop for members

Date and time: 26 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol. BS1 4ED
Tutor: Muriel McClymont

Assertiveness is standing up for your right to be treated fairly. It is expressing your opinions, needs, and feelings, while recognising the opinions, needs, and feelings of others. This workshop will help you develop assertiveness with the aim of achieving the best solutions for all concerned.

Apply online by 16 Sept 2014

Workshop Content

We all have situations in our lives where we need to have what we feel are difficult, complicated or challenging conversations with people - where the outcome will have a significant impact on us. For example:

  • When we need to ask for more money and other resources
  • When we need to ensure that others understand our point of view
  • When we are under pressure to say yes, but need to say no.

Learning how to achieve optimum solutions so that all concerned are satisfied with the outcome is a valuable skill and being assertive will help.

This workshop is full of tips and strategies to help you get what you want, while maintaining healthy relationships with the other people involved.

We explain what behaviours constitute assertiveness and how to deal with negative aggressive and passive behaviour (in others and in yourself).

There will be plenty of opportunities to test-drive the theory in a fun way.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to find out more about developing assertive behaviour.

Expected learning outcomes

  • A clearer understanding of assertiveness and assertive behaviours
  • More ideas on how to deal effectively with non-assertive behaviours
  • Tips and advice on how to be more assertive


POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: if we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a few days of this date.

Further enquiries

t: 07580 348726

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