What is the course about?
This course will help you to flourish in your role as a speech and language therapist. You will have the opportunity to reflect on and practise prioritisation and time management skills as well as to develop your assertiveness skills.
What will we cover?
1. Prioritisation of time for clinical and non-clinical duties.
2. Techniques for managing your time effectively.
3. Key assertiveness skills including making requests, asking for help, saying no, giving and receiving feedback, saying what you feel.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Identify and use prioritisation and time management techniques that are relevant to your individual work setting.
2. identify and practise core assertiveness skills and practise these in a range of situations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.
This course is most suitable for recently qualified speech and language therapists who would like to develop their assertiveness skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be a large experiential component to the course with a number of skills based practice sessions. There will be some theory input.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may choose to do further assertiveness skills training either at City Lit or elsewhere. We also offer a number of professional training courses for qualified speech and language therapists on counselling skills, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and working with adults who stammer.
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