IAFPD Primary Certificate in Assertion and Communications Skills Training

The Primary Certificate in Assertion and Communications Skills Training is a module on the International Society for Coaching Psychology recognised Certificate in Stress Management and Performance Coaching programme. It forms part of the Association for Coaching Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coaching programme. It is a British Psychological Society Approved Course.

This 2-day course also forms part of the ILM Approved Essential Management Development Programme, Foundation Coaching Development Programme and the Advanced Coaching Development programmes. It forms part of the Association for Coaching Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coaching programme.

This two-day workshop focuses on the theory and practice of assertion and communications skills. The course takes a cognitive behavioural approach. There will be an emphasis on skills practise and course participants will be given opportunity to practise assertion and communication skills, step by step. Assertion skills such as negative feelings assertion, fogging, workable compromise and setting clear boundaries will be covered. Communication skills such as sending and receiving skills will be included.


The use of assertion and communications skills in coaching, counselling and stress and time management training will also be discussed.

To provide a practical understanding of those skills associated with assertiveness training and how these skills can be used to aid the communication process.

By the end of the course delegates will:

• have an understanding of the differing personality types associated with assertiveness training, viewed through the      

  SPACE model
• be able to identify individual behaviour patterns
• have had the opportunity to practise a range of assertiveness techniques
• have had the opportunity of discussing personal concerns
• have developed an Action Plan to consolidate learning and future training needs

The trainer is Nick Edgerton or Dr Siobhain O’Riordan.





For accredited and approved training in cognitive-behavioural and solution focused coaching,

psychological coaching and coaching psychology

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