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21st Century Assertiveness and the Art of Persuasion


The quest for dominance in our global economy and how organizations posture themselves to respond to this challenge will make or break their success. 21st Century Assertiveness and the Art of Persuasion examines the cultural, environmental, and emotional aspects of Assertiveness and Persuasion and provides tips and tools to do both in today`s global economy.

The participants will gain knowledge from internet and current case studies and will take part in weekly discussion threads and case study based outputs. Readings will be based on internet links and e-mail contained articles and as such no textbooks are required for this coursework.


Each participant will participate in weekly discussion threads and review, analyze and apply knowledge gained to three case studies. The direct application of lessons learned will provide a foundation for prescriptive solutions.

Participation in weekly discussion threads, introduction to case study analysis and prescriptive applications along with the final case study analysis and prescription paper (8 - 10 pages)will provide the final outcome evaluation.


Participants will be assessed based on contributions and weekly participation in discussion threads, three case application papers (4 - 6 pages each), and a final prescriptive case paper (8 - 10 pages).

course quick facts
course code DED898-C
cost $210.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
5 Weeks

Richard (Dick) Petitte brings over 28 years experience in designing and developing online educational, training and multi-media applications with a strong focus on organizational development, leadership, and interactive distance learning process solutions. An instructional designer and Emmy award winning multi-media producer/director, Dick brings a unique blend of skills that span from organizational diagnosis to implementation of solutions across a wide range of delivery formats. Petitte teaches a number of online courses, including the art of persuasion.


"I am hoping that as a result of taking this class and a previous class, I will be considered for a new position at my company. I feel that what I spent for the class sweet.."
William Ballard