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Communicate effectively, assertively, and with confidence!

This 6-week course will be held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on the week of February 5th, see time-slots down below.

Do it now, it's free.*

Did you know that communication skills are a top priority for employers? 

According to a study by the European Association of Communication Directors, 92% of employees believe that good communication skills are critical for career success. Often you will need to stand up for yourself, speak up your mind, or navigate a complex potentially conflicting situation. 

What if you could better understand and influence others without being seen as pushy or arrogant? Effective communication is KEY in all aspects of life and can help you go further in your career.

Here's what you will cover in this course

In this 6-week course, you will learn how to communicate your thoughts and ideas with confidence and clarity, how to read and understand nonverbal cues, and how to communicate assertively in challenging situations.

Week 1: Why to Communicate Effectively & Assertively

During the introduction session, you'll meet your instructor and establish a comfortable group. You will experience the first exercises focusing on assertive communication and explore why and how to improve your communication skills.

Week 2: Assertive & Non-verbal Communication

In this session, you will learn how your body language or tone of your voice can impact how assertive you come across. Through a series of exercises and roleplay, you will practice assertive communication as well as receive feedback from your peers and trainer.

Week 3: Getting your message across

When talking about getting your message across most people think about how to express your idea clearly but that’s only half of the equation. In this lesson, you will also learn techniques of active listening to ensure your message was not only well formulated but also well received.

Week 4: Non-Violent Communication I

This session explores Non-Violent communication (NVC), a communication approach developed by clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg that can help to prevent conflict and miscommunication. It will help you to clearly and assertively express your observations, feelings, needs, and requests, which are also 4 key components of NVC.

Week 5: Non-Violent Communication II

In this session, you will further practice applying principles of Non-Violent communication and lessons learned in a course so far to roleplay scenarios such as providing feedback or approaching potential conflict.

Week 6: Group Dynamics and Team Communication

In the last lesson, we will have a look at how communication happens when more individuals are involved. You will learn about the principles of group dynamics, and how to effectively communicate in a team.

This course is valued at €350 but you can get it for free.

You just have to pay a €20 deposit fee to secure your spot that you get back once you finish the course😉.

Warning: Once spots are gone, they are gone.

+45 students trained with a 86% satisfaction rate have found how to express themselves with confidence and clarity

The Power of Assertiveness: Students' Testimonials

Discover what our past students have to say about the impact of the Assertive & Effective Communication course

Check out what our students have to say about their journey with our 6-week Assertive and Effective Communication course! They've transformed their communication skills and have the confidence to take on any challenge .

Thanks to the Interpersonal Communication course I feel way more comfortable walking up to people I don't know to strike up a conversation. Our instructor Ayan was very knowledgeable, provided theory and did helpful exercises with the class. I can recommend taking this course - you'll feel confident in your communication afterwards!

Chelsea Pachito

Important Information

Erasmus University Rotterdam students and recent alumni can enjoy the Assertive & Effective Communication course for free, thanks to the support of the Community for Learning and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To secure your spot, a small deposit fee of 20€ is required during registration. Learn more about it here.

Save money

Get 100% free access with a commitment boost! A small deposit of 20€ secures your spot and is refunded upon successful completion.

Commit to success

Devote 4 hours a week, including 1 hour for prep and 2.5 hours for training, to complete the course and achieve success.

Earn recognition

Showcasing your new skills to future employers with a badge in EduBadges, the official extracurricular certification platform from EUR.

Meet the trainers


Tuesdays at 16h00

Zey is an academic tutor, bachelor thesis supervisor, and co-coordinator for the course, Personality Disorders. With a curious mind, she has been exploring the impact of communication in her career as an academic and psychologist-in-training. Through facilitating intimacy & consent workshops, Zey has come to deeply appreciate the role of communication in building authentic and meaningful relationships. This background shapes her approach as a trainer, aiming to guide others with warmth, playfulness and an inviting attitude towards exploring the “discomfort” zone of communication.


Wednesdays at 17h00

Matt is a trainer, and founder of LifeVersity. For the past 10 years, he worked with students and professionals to improve their communication and public speaking skills and confidence. Matt has a master's degree in educational psychology from Erasmus University and next to LifeVersity he also works as an educational consultant and teacher trainer at Risbo.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


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