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Assertiveness: A Powerful Communication Skill For Career Success

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by December 10, 2018

In today's fast-paced, complex and often uncertain work world, the ability to communicate really well is critical to career success. Asserting yourself is part attitude, part skill acquisition. Assertiveness is a learned communication technique that will consistently put you in control of the outcome.

Assertiveness helps individuals break unproductive communication patterns, minimize defensiveness, solve problems and build trust in relationships. Learning how to express one's opinion, provide feedback to others and respond to criticism are all good reasons for becoming an assertive communicator.

In this experiential workshop, participants will understand the advantages of being assertive, reasons people are not assertive, know that an assertive communicator is never aggressive, and how passive behavior can lead to ineffectiveness and high dissatisfaction.

Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand reasons people are not assertive and the advantages of being assertive.
  • Compare and recognize passive, aggressive and assertive communication techniques.
  • Examine current personal assertiveness skill level.
  • Practice an assertive formula.

About the Presenter

Kathleen Johnston, MA, PHEc, CCC, PCCKathleen Johnston, Career Strategist, is a Professional Certified Coach, Canadian Certified Counselling Therapist and Certified Stress Consultant. Her enthusiasm and energy for career development supports and inspires individuals to be successful in their careers without compromising their health and well-being.


APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2


December 17, 2018


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Kathleen Johnston, MA PHEc CCC PCC


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355


Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

December 10, 2018

Register Now