Training Seminars and Groups

Assertiveness Training
The assertiveness training seminar helps students become more effective in relationships and ministry by teaching them the difference between assertive, non-assertive, and aggressive behavior. This seminar led by Chuck Fridsma is offered to CTS students at a subsidized fee of $50.00 per student. These 3 two-hour sessions are offered once every two years, usually in the spring in the evening from 7:00-9:00 P.M. For more information please contact Rich Sytsma or Dr. Ron Nydam.

Dale Carnegie
Effective Communication and Human Relations Course

This course is offered to those who wish to tackle complex challenges, generate more and better ideas, communicate clearly and concisely, reduce self-consciousness and fear, and learn how to apply human relations principles to our everyday lives in the classroom and in the field.

The courses are offered in 12 week sessions, meeting one evening a week for 3 1/2 hours. The meeting times vary throughout the year. Usually two courses are offered both in the spring and fall. Courses can be taken in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The total cost per class is $1,495.00. For more information please visit: the Dale Carnegie website.

Gain confidence, communication and leadership skills at a Toastmasters group! 20-30 members gather weekly on Tuesday evenings promptly at 6:30 P.M. and end promptly at 8:30 P.M. for an opportunity to practice public speaking, and a chance to gain leadership and communication skills that will benefit you both in and out of the classroom or the pulpit.

Guests are invited to attend weekly meetings at Baker Book House and an opportunity to participate is always offered but not required. For more information visit the Grand Rapids Toastmasters Group website. Even read an article on what to expect if you’re a first time guest. This is found under the “About Toastmasters” link.