Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Date & Time

Thursday, 13 April 2023
13:00 to 16:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Opens

Monday, 3 April 2023 - 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. Sherri has a private counselling practice, and she is a former faculty member with the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Public Safety Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, March 3rd, at 9 am.

This session is open to UBC graduate students. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at

Please email us if you are registered and can no longer attend this event


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.