Member Event Category: Member Events
Assertive (vs. Aggressive) Communication For Women
175 East 400 South, Suite 600 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tuesday May 21, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM MDT
Women are often told they need to be more “assertive”, but are often accused of being “aggressive” or “abrasive” when they take a strong stance. Assertiveness is often misunderstood, or judged differently with regard to gender and culture, sometimes creating challenges for leaders who have a more facilitative style.
In this session, we will explore concepts of assertive communication, and learn some frameworks for communicating with clarity, strength and respect for more effective outcomes and influence.
We will also examine the relationships between assertiveness, authenticity and confidence, and learn specific techniques and approaches in verbal and non verbal communication for delivering clear, effective messages that have impact.
Participants walk away with insights on how/why women are often judged differently from men in their communication styles, as well as specific techniques that will increase their ability and confidence to influence through powerful, authentic communication.