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Yes But, No But! - Struggles with Assertiveness


The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 40 minutes for this module.

• To help participants identify situations where they find it difficult to be assertive.
• To encourage participants to consider whether they naturally tend towards aggressive, passive aggressive, submissive or assertive behaviour.
• To encourage participants to reflect on situations where they are more likely to favour a particular behaviour, and why.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• To decide which scenarios to use, and how many, then create a poll for each question you’re going to use, based on the Trainer’s Handout.

We suggest choosing about six scenarios to look at from the range provided. You can, of course, replace some or all of our suggestions with your own.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Polls/Quizzes (required).


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