The Power Hour series has been developed to allow line managers or trainers to deliver short, sharp, effective training sessions to their teams or small groups with minimal disruption to normal every-day operations.
Each session is focussed on one specific skill, rather than a complete topic area. Although a lot can be achieved in an hour, real benefit will only be gained if learning is put into practice.
To help you to do this, at least 4 measurable activities are suggested at the end of the workbook. Attendees should select at least one of them, or agree similar actions with their team leader so that real change can be brought about as a result of attending the Power Hour session.
Objectives of this Session
This session aims to help attendees identify why assertive behaviour is sometimes difficult, and the specific blocks and barriers that get in the way. It then goes on to explore a useful three-step technique for being assertive that can be applied in a wide range of situations.
In particular, by the end of the Power Hour session, attendees will be able to:
Describe some of their assertive rights, and why these are important
Identify and display assertive behaviours
Apply a three-step model to assert themselves in a wide range of situations
Each Power Hour pack contains:
Session leader notes
Preparation and equipment required
A pdf of the workbook for attendees
2 handouts (in pdf format)
A how-to-use guide
A run sheet with timings so you stay on track with the one hour limit
Suggested measureable activities to ensure learning is applied
A key points sheet
Supporting powerpoint slides
Although designed to be run in 60 minutes, Power Hour sessions can be run in place of an ordinary team meeting, or as part of a longer meeting. If you have longer than an hour, optional additional material is provided to stretch the sessions to 90 minutes or even 2 hours. You can also combine a number of Power Hour sessions on similar themes to create a half or full-day workshop if desired.
Suggestions about which topics go well together are provided in the Session Leader's Notes.
Experience of delivering training is not essential, as each Power Hour session comes with detailed notes for the leader. Supporting slides are available but not necessary, as managers do not always have the facility to run PowerPoint presentations. All important information is provided in the delegates' workbook.
Extra supporting materials are minimal, and clearly identified in the Session Leader's Notes so that everything can be prepared in advance.
Power Hour sessions are designed to be interactive and 6-8 attendees is ideal, although it is possible to run them with only 2 people, or for larger groups. Just bear in mind, the larger the group, the more discussion, and this could make it difficult to complete the session in just 60 minutes.
About the Author
Sheridan Webb is the owner and creative force behind Power Hour Training. She has over 20 years experience of designing training for other people to use but is also an experienced facilitator, qualified coach and NLP business practitioner too! Most of Sheridan's experience has been gained working with managers and front-line staff in retail, manufacturing, utilities and financial services. She is passionate about giving people the tools and skills they need to job their jobs to the best of their ability, and takes a practical rather than theoretical approach which comes through in her training materials.
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