Developing Assertiveness Skills for Women

At a glance we notice more and more female role models lead across many public sectors. The biggest challenge that women face… is our self! You may have a collective feel of self-doubt, question your ability to lead, undermining yourself even though the success is evident. The correct term for this sense of feeling like a fraud is known as the ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

This is one of our most favourable leadership development courses for women. This popular online course will train you with assertiveness techniques and skills for you to lead your team with confidence. Share in a safe space your own personal challenges and together we can combat and override this feeling.

Key features:

  • Explore problems and disputes in the workplace and learn how to tackle them
  • Learn how be clear, confident and self-assured especially in contesting voices through clear advice, support and practice.
  • A personal toolkit to enable attendees to manage challenging scenarios and in network and influencing skills.
  • Identify individual core key skill sets and improve your personal development and self esteem

Who is this virtual course for:

This online leadership training for women at any level and in any sector looking to enhance and move forward with their careers and personal development.



Face to Face Training
option available


10:00 - 16:00


£395 + VAT


Zoom or MS Teams


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In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo Clift has 20 years of experience working at a senior level in the UK Government including the Cabinet Office. She currently helps organisations work with Government and Parliament.

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Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo started her career as a communications professional and subsequently worked at the heart of government for over 20 years, mainly at the Cabinet Office. She has worked closely with many ministers over the years, including Lord Peter Mandelson and Sir Oliver Letwin. She also worked at Number 10 in the Prime Minister's Press Office.

She has delivered a wide range of policies and advised on multiple complex communications issues. Jo has also worked across a wide range of issues including strategy, Ministerial PR and high-level Board appointments, with the common challenge being making things happen across very large and complex organisations.

Jo Clift's government roles have included leading the Coalition government's ICT strategy, Head of Communications for the BSE Inquiry and creating a new model for corporate shared services across Whitehall. Jo also gained private sector experience as a senior change consultant at Deloitte Consulting. This enabled her to gain a great set of change skills and valuable insight into the private sector.

In addition, she is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a published writer on the Civil Service and Brexit.

Tailored in-house training

Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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