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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Florida Institute of Government Presents "How to be Assertive without Being Pushy" Workshop

WHO     FGCU Florida Institute of Government, for managers and employees from both the private and public sectors

WHAT     "How to be Assertive without Being Pushy" half-day workshop from the Florida Institute of Government's Interpersonal Skills Programs. The program teaches how to be assertive in awkward or uncomfortable situations and helps participants speak up while being respectful, able to get along and able to get work done. Participants learn a simple four-step technique to speak to anyone that is based on respect and personal power. Allison Blankenship is instructor for the course.

WHEN     8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4

WHERE     Student Union Ballroom B

WHY     To learn how to:

     Take the edge out of difficult conversations

     Identify assertive rights

     Create cooperation and trust

     Get the work done while getting along

COST     $89

CONTACT     Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815 or

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