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Personal Confidence & Assertiveness at Work

Could you benefit from being more confident and assertive at work?

Then this practical one day course is for you.

It ensures you will increase your interpersonal decisiveness and appropriate self-belief at work.

Surviving (and even thriving) at a time of low morale and increasing work stress becomes easier and will make a real difference to your life both in and outside of work.

What makes this course different is that changing how you feel and behave is its only aim. For that reason, theory is minimal and research proven practical strategies are central. The day follows the CEPP programme which has already been followed by hundreds of previous course participants with enormous success.

When you start using the programme you will find it radically changes how you think feel and behave in a range of important work areas.

  • Increased Confidence For Making Yourself Heard: You will develop the confidence and skill to make yourself heard whilst avoiding aggressive or unfair behaviour. As a result you can expect to be “taken more seriously” and attended to.
  • Increased Confidence For Dealing With Confrontation: The course develops your confidence for dealing with confrontational situations – whether with colleagues or clients. Areas covered (amongst others) include both the delivery of 'unpopular' news or saying ‘No’.
  • Increased Confidence With Overbearing Colleagues and Complaints: Overbearing colleagues (often from other professions or agencies) along with complaining family members or service users are often a source of potential conflict. You will field these more successfully.
  • Dealing With Worry And Guilt: Knowing how to be more assertive and confident is often not enough. At a ‘head level’ we understand that these are ‘good things.’ However, we often feel uncomfortable with the idea of “doing” them. Negative thoughts and feelings often get in the way. The course directly addresses this issue by providing delegates with powerful strategies for managing and resolving worry and guilt.

Participants on this course should also consider attending Skills For Dealing With Difficult People At Work.

“An enjoyable, stimulating and informative day which provided much food for thought.”
M.H., Senior S.W., Yorkshire

“After this workshop I felt I had to put things I’d learnt into practice. I dressed in my best clothes and went to see my manager about a promotion. As a result I got it. I genuinely believe I would never have been successful without this training. Thank you.”
C.F., Session Leader, Suffolk

Course Leader:

Paul Grantham
B.A. (Oxon), M.Sc, M.Clin.Psychol., BABCP (Accred)

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. Having originally taken a degree in history at Oxford University, Paul chose to make Psychology his professional career and took an MSc degree in Psychology at Sussex University followed by training as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist including primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health and has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Paul has a particular interest in people motivation for change, resistance and reasons of why people do NOT change and currently focuses on practical applications of resource based therapies. He has presented and written on a range of psychological issues with particular emphasis on working with clients’ inner resources for overcoming problems.

Paul is registered with the HPC, an Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

Paul is a founder and Director of SDS Training Company and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

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