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Women's Empowerment: Assertive Communication and Healthy Boundaries

Empowerment Inc.
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The Military Museums - Cooper Key Hall

4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

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Empowerment Inc. Workshop 1 of 5 for Women: Assertive Communication and Healthy Boundaries

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Join the Calgary MFRC as we host Empowerment Inc. for a series of five workshops for women as part of their Yes, You CAN! Empowerment Program

Assertive Communication and Healthy Boundaries

How are you stifling yourself because you’re not sure how to speak up for yourself? Are there conversations you are avoiding because you don’t want to make waves or you feel like you’ve waited too long? Do you work in an environment that does not support healthy communication and you want to influence a change? How do you say no with confidence? If you try, do you feel anxious or guilty and make excuses?

If these thoughts and feelings are familiar, this course will help. These are all symptoms of a lack of assertiveness and a disconnect from your own boundaries and power. When we are clear about our own boundaries and understand the interpersonal dynamics involved, we can respect and honour the diversity of another’s boundaries. An assertive communication style and culture creates higher levels of efficiency, productivity and accountability.

You will learn your current communication style, understand the implications, and learn tools to become more assertive. This course is beneficial for individuals, teams and organizations who are seeking healthy communication and high performing teams. You will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge around different forms of communication and consider how unconscious bias around gender and other characteristics can impact effective and inclusive communication. Additionally, you will strengthen your self-awareness and practical skills around effective communication.

EMPOWERMENT INC. – Yes, You CAN! Empowerment Program

Empowerment Inc. equips women to be powerful, communicators, self-advocates and negotiators so they can get the raise and pay they deserve, have the relationships they truly desire, and viscerally experience their personal power. We accomplish this through workshops, 1:1 coaching, speaking engagements, and ongoing programs.

These startling facts illustrate the importance of providing assertiveness and self-defence training:

  • From a young age, girls are socialized to “be nice” and to behave passively in response to conflict. Experts and survivors say the pressure to be polite is so ingrained that it can make speaking up about assault or harassment very difficult.
  • According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, “86% of women remember being taught to be nice to others growing up, only 34% were taught to share their point of view.”
  • According to Glassdoor, "Women negotiate less than their male counterparts. Sixty-eight percent of women accepted the salary they were offered and did not negotiate, a 16-percentage point difference when compared to men (52%)."
  • In Canada, 43% of women have been sexually harassed in their workplace and 50% of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
  • Shockingly, 80% of sexual assault is committed by someone the survivor knows.

This must change. We can help.

The following is our Yes, You C.A.N. Empowerment Program core offering that is specifically relevant to organizations who are looking to provide practical tools and resources to empower women.

The Calgary MFRC will be providing non-alcoholic beverages and light lunch at this afternoon event.

Military Price – CAF members, member’s spouse/partner, member’s adult child or parents, Veterans, & Memorial Cross families

Civilian Price – member’s sibling or any other relative, member’s friend, MFRC volunteers. Please note: Only 1 civilian friend per military member.

Child care subsidies are available to parents who attend Calgary MFRC adult events - to see if you qualify and to apply, please email: kristin.lailey@calgarymfrc.ca

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The Military Museums - Cooper Key Hall

4520 Crowchild Trail SW

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