Official Description

4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The objective is to help learners develop effective interpersonal skills. Emphasis is placed on the following areas: communication styles, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, working with teams and influencing others, workplace diversity and intercultural communication, presentation skills, and facilitation skills. As a result of acquiring and developing these interpersonal skills, learners can increase their overall professional effectiveness.


Supplementary Information

30 hours of classroom instruction plus approx.15 hours of course readings and assignments.

Topics Covered

  • Components of communication
  • Personality and communication styles
  • Active listening and intentional responding
  • The gift of feedback and coaching
  • Workplace diversity and intercultural aspects of communication
  • Working with emotional intelligence
  • Sources and types of conflict
  • Direct and indirect conflict
  • Conflict resolution strategies and styles
  • Working with and influencing others
  • Teamwork and team dynamics
  • Leading and influencing others
  • Presentation skills
  • Facilitation skills

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to: 

  • Develop your communication style
  • Resolve conflict
  • Influence others
  • Enhance your presentation skills
  • Successfully work in teams
  • Develop your emotional intelligence
  • Advance your intercultural communication skills

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