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1st Edition

Training for Assertiveness

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ISBN 9780566075162
Published November 24, 1994 by Routledge
380 Pages

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Book Description

A reference book and a practical manual, Training for Assertiveness covers the complete assertiveness training process from trainer’s preparation to debriefing participants. The manual provides a blueprint for effective training along with forty flexible activities for group development. Part I offers a guide to good training practice. Part II provides a unique dictionary of assertive communication skills and forty flexible, well-developed activities. Part III includes a useful reference section on resources and further training.

Table of Contents

Part I A Guide to Good Training Practice: Methods of learning; Assertiveness training; Three keys to assertiveness training; Dealing with difference; Self-development activities; Dictionary of assertiveness skills. Part II The Activities: Behaviour; Personal power; Making and refusing requests; Body language; Feedback; Participation; Difficult people, awkward situations; Managing your anger; Self-esteem; Start, close, energize; Programmes, resources and reading.

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Lucy Seifert is an independent training consultant working with organizations in both the public and the private sector. She is the author of 40 Activities for Training in Self-Empowerment and co-author, with Mary Stacey, of Troubleshooting for Trainers, also published by Gower.


'A very useful guide for trainers, experienced and not so experienced, who are involved in offering assertiveness training.' Training Officer '40 activities and exercises ranging in their creativity and complexity, clearly laid out with excellent trainer instruction and hand-outs. What I especially liked about this pack was the depth and insight that Lucy Seifert shows for her subject ... extremely good value.' Management Training