What is the course about?
The course aims to help you develop your effectiveness at work and in personal relationships by focusing on developing your assertiveness skills. You will have the opportunity to identify and work on issues related to assertiveness and stammering.
What will we cover?
- Identification of different behaviour types (assertive, passive, aggressive and indirect aggressive)
- What is assertive behaviour?
- Your rights as a person, including specific stammering rights
- Assertive body language
- Key assertiveness skills: making requests, saying no, giving and receiving feedback and compliments, saying what you feel, being honest
- Stammering and assertiveness
- Stammering in the workplace.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe the key characteristics of assertive behaviour
- identify core assertive skills and practise these in a range of situations
- draw on strategies to help you make requests
- draw on strategies to help you say no
- draw on strategies to help you give and receive feedback and compliments
- draw on strategies to help you say what you feel and be honest
- identify an action plan for the future.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for people who stammer. No previous knowledge is necessary although it would be helpful for you to have had some previous speech therapy.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used including: discussion, working in pairs/small groups, self exploration, demonstration, video feedback and practical exercises/role play. Handouts will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't attended one previously. Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including topic-based workshops.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details