Introduction to Assertiveness

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Course Highlights:
  • Delivery Method: Virtual
  • Day & Time: Tuesdays at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Course Start Date: July 30, 2024
  • Number of Sessions: 2
  • Course Facilitator: Melissa Cortese
  • Job Roles: Occupational Therapist
  • Course Materials: Instructor will provide educational material via PowerPoint. 
  • Resources:  Course will include YouTube videos as included in notes, and Internet sources such as Psychology Tools ( and the Centre for Clinical Interventions (  
Course Description:
In this introductory course, we will explore an overview of Assertiveness. Assertiveness is a communication tool that can assist us in saying no, making requests, and establishing our boundaries in a respectful way. This course will also provide a brief overview of assertive-communication tools, worksheets/exercises, and group discussions to share insights around assertiveness.  

Learning Goals:
  • Provide an overview of what assertiveness is
  • Explore communication tools and strategies to be more assertive 

Course Contents