Self-confidence and assertiveness: Strong in challenging situations

Self-confidence and assertiveness: Strong in challenging situations28.05.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Tue)TUM Graduate School: Boltzmannstraße 17, 85748, Garching bei München, Room 101Dr. Adriane Schmidt
Self-confidence and assertiveness: Strong in challenging situations29.05.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Wed)TUM Graduate School: Boltzmannstraße 17, 85748, Garching bei München, Room 101Dr. Adriane Schmidt
Confidence, assertiveness, saying no, setting boundaries, conflict management, self-confidence, clear communication
Course Description: 

This seminar provides you with a toolbox for convincing others with confidence on the one hand, and for responding to objections and personal attacks in a quick-witted and clever way on the other.

 You will learn how to...

… present yourself confidently and assert your justified concerns clearly.

... say "no" confidently and respectfully at the same time.

... deal constructively with stress and your emotions in challenging conversations.

... address and accept criticism with confidence.

... counter power and dominance strategies with ease.

... react quickly to objections and personal attacks.

... achieve your own goals while at the same time responding to the needs of your counterpart.

Course aims: 
  • Arguing convincingly - even in critical situations
  • Identify your own stress patterns and personal trigger points and learn how to deal with them
  • Develop strategies to assert yourself in meetings and conversations
  • Explore beliefs and barriers to assertiveness
  • Strategies for not taking things so personally
  • Prepare conversations well and conduct them in a targeted manner
  • Examine body language and its effect on others
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Theoretical input, pair and group work, exercises to stand out and assert yourself, simulations

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 

At the beginning of the doctorate │ during the doctorate │ at the end of the doctorate

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What participants say about this course: 
  • Theoretical impulses were followed by exercises and group discussions. Individual atmosphere with flexible agenda.
  • Very practical, that means almost no long presentations, lots of time to work with others and do excercises.
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Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
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In Präsenz
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40 Euro
Dr. Adriane Schmidt

Dr. Adriane Schmidt is a certified communication trainer and business coach. Her focus is on helping people to improve their own communication, appear more confident and use their voice convincingly. She brings her 7 years of experience in the media and marketing industry as a project manager, senior consultant and female leader to coaching and training high potentials and executives. Furthermore, she provides workshops for companies on the topics of argumentation strategies, self-marketing, quick-witted responses to objections or personal attacks and dealing with power and status.