Researcher Development

Confidence and Assertiveness

Course code: RSCA

Topic: Personal Effectiveness

Course description

If you would rather feel the ground under your feet than the butterflies in your stomach, then this workshop is for you.

Whether it's submitting papers, grant proposals or making presentations, meetings with challenging people or overcoming the feeling of being an impostor, the opportunities to practice confidence are many, but are seldom welcome. Still, by doing so, your confidence can grow to include those situations that were previously too challenging to be entered into. Through practicing with the tools and approaches covered in this workshop, you will be better able to take measured risks and so build your confidence and the assertiveness with others that comes with it.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • Built your 'map' of confidence
  • Developed an understanding of how you may undermine your own confidence
  • Used a number of tools to build self-esteem and confidence
  • Developed some guidelines for assertiveness to practice with
  • Discussed real concerns and heard different perspectives on them

Comments

"Overall it was an excellent workshop."
"This is definitely one of the most useful courses I have attended."

Target audience

Staff who research and/or teach

Date and time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 09:15 - 12:05
This course has now taken place.