Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Date & Time

Wednesday, 06 November 2019
13:00 to 16:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

This workshop will support you in:

  • Clearly defining assertiveness
  • Communicating with self-confidence
  • Using assertiveness skills to prepare and deliver your message

This session is part of Thrive, a month long celebration, with events and initiatives focused on building mental health through the Thrive 5. Check out other Thrive events at here.


Sherri Calder, RCC, MA is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. She holds a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from the Justice Institute of BC and an MA from the Adler University of Professional Psychology. She draws on 18 years of experience working in the field of conflict resolution to inform her work as a therapist. In addition to her work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor Sherri is currently an instructor and coach at the Justice Institute of B.C. in the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Justice and Public Safety Division.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, October 28th at 9:00 am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.