This course differs from commercially available courses in that it addresses assertiveness skills in the context of schools, colleges and trade unions.

The course is potentially valuable to everyone and skills acquired on the course are particularly useful to those:

  • seeking career progression;
  • coping with workplace bullying; or
  • who feel that they are not in control of their working lives.

The course aims to build upon strengths and develop skills to enable confident communication as a basis for personal and professional development and leadership.

The course is based upon cognitive behaviour techniques (CBT) and can also help with behaviour management in the classroom. It is the beginning of a process which can have long-term benefits for the emotional health and professional skills of teachers.