Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Understanding and Developing Assertiveness

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

Assertiveness is respecting yourself, being clear about what you want and taking responsibility for it, while at the same time respecting others. It is a skill, and as such can be practised and learnt. An assertive person can communicate well, and can deal well with different personalities, in different situations. A certain amount of self-confidence is basic to assertiveness.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- describe assertive, non-assertive and aggressive behaviours;
- distinguish between these behaviours when observed in different contexts;
- recognise verbal and non-verbal features of these behaviours;
- apply verbal and non-verbal features in becoming more assertive;
- demonstrate self-confidence and the ability to communicate assertively.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1:
Occ A - Date: 4 Dec 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2:
Occ AE - Date: 11 May 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Natalie A. Kenely

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