Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. Assertiveness is a learnable skill and mode of communication using verbal and non-verbal skills, with an understanding that assertive responses are based on an individual’s comfort levels. This workshop will provide options to consider when one feels the need or desire to use their voice to express their opinions or if they need to set a boundary. Candace Dorsey, Empowerment Self Defense Program Manager, will demonstrate ways that a person can physically reposition themselves to a more comfortable position when uncomfortable situations are presented intentionally or unintentionally. Attendees will learn various skill sets to increase their awareness, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
This workshop is designed for master's students, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.