Stop Pushing Me Around! – Positive Assertiveness In The Workplace

Many fallaciously equate being assertive to being aggressive. Assertiveness lies between passivity and aggression. Being assertive is standing up for your own personal rights and expressing your beliefs without violating others’ rights. Assertive people influence others in positive ways, are non-judgmental and adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach. In this workshop, you will learn the various building blocks from enhancing your self esteem, listening skills to learning to say “No”. From either a passive or aggressive person, you can progress to a more assertive person. This will increase your confidence and effectiveness in handling conflicts and constructive dialogue with others.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this 2-day interactive workshop, you will be able to:

  • clarify your rights as a representative of your organization
  • communicate assertively
  • identify and overcome barriers to assertiveness
Course Outline

Introduction
What is assertiveness?
Benefits of assertiveness
Areas that require assertiveness

Understanding basic human behaviour
McGregor’s Theory X and Y
Theory Z and Theory K
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Our Personal Rights
Our rights in dealing with others
Definition of individual’s basic rights

Three types of behaviours
Characteristics of passive, aggressive and assertive persons
Communication styles of passive, aggressive and assertive persons

Six building blocks to become more assertive

  1. Building good self esteem
  2. Be a better listener
  3. Learn how to say “NO”
  4. Ask assertively
  5. Give and take constructive feedback
  6. Give and take criticism
Instructional Methodology

Lecturettes, videos, role plays, self-evaluation exercises, case studies, discussion and presentation.

Who Should Participate?

This 2-day self-reflective program is designed for either passive or aggressive executives who want to be more assertive so that they can discharge their work functions more assertively.

Testimonials

“This course has added value to my current work.”
– National University Hospital

“Good participation between the trainer and participants.”
– Republic Polytechnic

“Will recommend to colleagues to pick up this course.”
– Ministry of Manpower

Trainer

Stop Pushing Me Around! – Positive Assertiveness In The Workplace 1

Michael Lum,
B.Acc, M.Com

Michael Lum, an accountant by training, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. To hone in his skills as a trainer, he pursued a Graduate Diploma (Training and Development) from Civil Service College, Singapore.

His previous careers include finance manager, marketing manager and general manager with American and British MNCs in Sydney, Australia and Singapore.

Michael is a certified trainer with American Board of NLP (Neuro-linguistics Programming), Time Line Therapy® Association and American Board of Hypnotherapy. He is an American Management Association International trainer, a Louis Allen Program Leader and a Laughter Yoga instructor. Michael is a certified hypnotherapist with National Guild of Hypnotists and an Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) with Toastmasters International.

Michael modeled his training after being trained by world-class legends including Dr Tad James (NLP, Time Line Therapy), Dr John Gray (Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus), Dr Madan Katari (Laughter Yoga), Dr Calvin Banyan (Hypnosis), Tony Buzan (Mind Mapping), Anthony Robbins (NAC), Jillian LaVelle (IACT), Dr Servaas van Beekum (Transactional Analysis) and Michael Gelb (How to think like Leonardo da Vinci).

A wordsmith in his spare time, Michael is the bestselling author of “I Once Wore Diapers”, “No Failure; Only Success Delayed”, “Who Broke My Rice Bowl?” and “From Beggars to Millionaires”. The first book is translated into 2 languages.

In recognition of his selfless social contribution for his free workshops amongst mid-life retrenched workers and singles, he was awarded ABC True Hero 2003, a social enterprise award pioneered by ABC Stout. Michael is interviewed regularly by the press, radio and TV for his work.

Using NLP, accelerated learning and andragogy, he facilitates management programs for both the Government and MNCs. With an eclectic philosophy, He has personally designed 30 over training programs and trained thousands of executives in the region in the last 13 years. In addition, Michael has personally coached top CEOs and businesspersons.

SPF

The course is very informative and was very well delivered by the lecturer.

SPF

SPF

The course contents were clear and precise. The instructor was able to keep the class highly motivated and engaged.

SPF

ICA

From this course it clears up my misconception regarding counseling in terms of the outcome that shouldn’t come from me. I realized my role of counseling people. Thank you for the valuable sharing.

ICA

IDA

Mr. Praga is very good and thus makes one thinks hard and deep. Thank you.

IDA

Singapore Customs

The role-play was helpful. MICA This was a very interactive and engaging workshop. I get to learn a lot.

Singapore Customs

Singapore Customs

Has gained several insights into the topic and has been beneficial with the several coaching model available to work with.

Singapore Customs

MCYS

Good trainer, enjoyed his course.

MCYS

SPF

A very good course with spiritual enlighten and very pleasing to my soul. Well done! Brilliant lecturer!

SPF

HAS

Trainer is good who love to share his knowledge and methods.

HAS

NUHS

Rodney has provided alternatives to handle employees in different work context. Through effective communication tactics and K.S.A approach, employees faces can be understood and furthermore improve on their performance.

NUHS

NUHS

Rodney was clear with his presentation and was able to provide comfortable alternative solutions to manage difficult situations.

NUHS

Anonymous

Dr Gabriel, thank you so much. Will live by your parting advice: It is not knowledge but consciousness of body language! Thanks again. Great course! Gabriel is really an experienced person.

Anonymous

SEAP

I was greatly interested in this course. Thank you.

SEAP

AIA

This is an excellent program to improve the aesthetics and impact of PowerPoint without making it looks cheap or amateurish. I’m amazed at how my skills improved by almost 300%.

AIA

MOM

This course is very engaging delivery.

MOM

ITE

Will recommend to colleagues to pick up this course.

ITE

SPF

Very enlightening and enjoyable session. Thank you for the knowledge.

SPF

NYP

Previously attended michael’s course. Finds that he constantly updates materials and customizes to suit class needs. Addresses case studies brought up in class to make it appreciable throughout.

NYP

PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama

This course is good with the role play to practice.

PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama

Training Strategies

A good course.

Training Strategies

MCYS

This course has added value to my current work.

MCYS

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

The course is useful and has a number of useful conflict resolution skills that I will most certainly use.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ministry of Education

Comprehensive with good and realistic practical tips, stimulating and thoughts provoking.

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Manpower

Trainer is engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Ministry of Manpower

Republic Polytechnic

This course is good and fun.

Republic Polytechnic

Jurong Town Council

This course has been excellent and an eye-opener. It is most definitely very informative and appropriate. It is also a reality check for all of us.

Jurong Town Council

Flotech Controls Pte Ltd

Very good course – practical!

Flotech Controls Pte Ltd

Singapore Prisons

Enjoyed the entire course and the rainer is very good in applying examples relevant to the workplace.

Singapore Prisons

Ideal Foods Pte Ltd

Very practical and interesting.

Ideal Foods Pte Ltd

People’s Association

Nancy is a wonderful instructor. She is very knowledgeable.

People’s Association

Institute of Education

Nancy is already a motivator. Allows me to see things at different angles. Totally agree with her that a lot of situation is about managing oneself. Enjoy her course totally.

Institute of Education

KK Hospital

Great course. Exceptional Facilitator.

KK Hospital

Singapore Prisons

Overall is good. I have learnt a lot. Thank you so much Nancy.

Singapore Prisons

Thye Hua Kuan Hospital

Good sharing of experiences by the trainer. I have enjoyed this 1 day seminar.

Thye Hua Kuan Hospital

Nanyang Technological University

I will recommend this to my colleagues who have negative attitude towards their life, so that they can maybe change their mindset after that.

Nanyang Technological University

WWW Cargo Pte Ltd

Nancy is very clear, engaging and insightful. She is able to tap on her vast experience to share with us ideas and ways to deal with different kinds of people. Great!

WWW Cargo Pte Ltd

Time

  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duration

2 Days

Cost

  S$ 850 (Nett) S$ 510 (After 40% PIC Cash)

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