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Register now for UNI workshop focused on strengthening on-the-job assertiveness

September 6, 2011

Kim Recker, program manager, UNI Executive Development Center, 319-273-5851,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration is now open for the management workshop "Courageous Leadership: Strengthening Your on-the-job Assertiveness" hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Executive Development Center. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Business and Community Services Building on the UNI campus. The registration deadline is Sept. 20.

"Standing up for what's right takes courage," said Kim Recker, program manager for the UNI Executive Development Center. "Making decisions that aren't always the most popular with peers and employees can be stressful, but in this workshop participants will learn to take risks for their own good and for their organizations' future success."

Participants also will learn how to maintain good judgment and decision-making capabilities in demanding or stressful situations and how to push themselves and others to the next level without compromising their values. They also will practice assertive communication and conflict management techniques with instructor Dewitt Jones.

The cost is $249 per person. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Businesses can purchase a consortium membership for $995, which entitles the business to five seats to any of the 2011 management training workshops. Half-day workshops count as a half seat. After the five seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per seat.

For more information or to register, contact the UNI Executive Development Center at 319-273-5851 or

The Executive Development Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the UNI College of Business Administration.