Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Date & Time

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
13:00 to 16:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Opens

Monday, 9 November 2020 - 9:00am

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


Sherri Calder, MA, RCC, Cert.ConRes is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Communications Consultant. Sherri draws on her unique blend of experience as a counsellor, facilitator, educator, and coach to help individuals, couples, and groups face challenges in their personal or professional lives. Sherri has developed courses on a variety of topics and prides herself in delivering engaging and practical sessions. In addition to maintaining a private counselling practice, Sherri is a faculty member with the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Public Safety Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Registration Information

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

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate. 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 2-3 business days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail


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.