Dates: 14 March 10:30 am – 1:30pm

Venue: Alfajiri Hub, 204 The Main Change, 20 Kruger Street, Johannesburg, GP 2094

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn assertiveness skills for women to apply in meetings and predominantly male environments
  • Become comfortable in your own skin
  • Develop an action plan based on what you learned
  • Deal with conflicts confronting women
  • Recognise your strengths and weaknesses
  • Practice assertive behaviours in challenging situations
  • Overcome obstacles to assertiveness skills for women
  • Build and project a positive self-image
  • Assess your stress and adopt assertive techniques to help manage stress
  • Develop an assertive action plan
  • Use assertive communication techniques: verbal, nonverbal, and assertive listening


Assessing Yourself

  • Identify and acknowledge your own strengths
  • Outline the conflicting roles and know how to reduce role conflict

Assertiveness Skills for Women: Techniques and Practices

  • Distinguish between the basic response styles of passive, assertive, and aggressive
  • Avoid being manipulated by others

Key Communication Skills Necessary

  • A successful formula for assertion
  • Say “no” and survive
  • Assertive techniques of fogging, broken record, negative assertion, negative inquiry, and compromise
  • Differences between how women and men communicate
  • Send harmonious messages
  • Listen assertively


  • Assumptions about negotiation and how these impact abilities
  • Negotiating more effectively
  • Develop a personal negotiation plan and personal negotiation skills

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve the Desired Personal and Professional Balance

  • Pinpoint your internal obstacles to assertiveness and practice control strategies
  • Self-reliance and special support systems
  • Your specific anger buttons and how to deal with them productively
  • Techniques for preventing and coping with stress


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Date And Time

Sat, March 14, 2020

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM SAST

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204 The Main Change

20 Kruger Street

Johannesburg, GP 2094

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Alfajiri’s mission is to help close the digital gap and create a entrepreneurial Africa through education. We believe that Africa’s problems will be solved by its productive and competent citizens, so we created a space for people to network, learn and most importantly get reskilled. We are striving to build a better Africa. 

Our Vision

  • Support entrepreneurs
  • Produce a competent population through education and reskilling
  • Encourage collaborative business culture (through art, business, and entertainment)
  • Promote technological advancement by encourage the youth to get involved in science & tech
  • Connect African entrepreneurs from different regions across the continent

We hope to achieve this through:

  • Reskilling programs
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Talks and fireside chats
  • Business idea pitch competitions
  • Exhibitions and entertianment events

The Hub will be utilized by not only our portfolio companies but other organizations that care about constantly improving their staff. 

We believe that; if as a society we produce a competent generation of people, regardless of where they live or work, it’s a win for the entire economy.  It’s common knowledge now that formal education alone is just not enough. There are so many graduates in Africa but are unemployable because of a lack of modern skills. Sometimes, what it takes for these graduates to make a switch is simply exposure to new ideas, technologies, and networking circles. Alfajiri Hub is a place where real mindset transformation happens.