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Communication Skills: Results through Collaboration



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Managers and professionals at all levels must rely upon sound communication for effective working relationships. Through self-assessments, role-playing activities, and video simulations, this training course provides the skills to handle all types of situations with a flexible, genuine, and self-confident approach, and build collaborative relationships based on trust and respect.

You Will Learn How To

  • Build collaborative relationships that emphasize trust and respect
  • Communicate effectively using simple and concise language
  • Enhance listening to anticipate and avoid misunderstandings
  • Foster cross-cultural understanding in your workplace
  • Eliminate communication roadblocks and focus on nonverbal cues

Course Outline

  • Building a Foundation
  • Adopting simple, concise and direct language
  • Identifying basic communication principles
  • Applying a communication process model
  • Setting Clear Goals for Your Communication

Determining outcomes and results

  • Soliciting feedback
  • Matching intentions and results

Initiating communications

  • Figuring out what to say and the best way to say it
  • Paying attention to verbal and nonverbal cues
  • Creating a strong connection when face-to-face communication is missing
  • Avoiding Communication Breakdowns

Creating value in your conversations

  • Strengthening your relationships
  • Distinguishing value from waste

Taking personal responsibility

  • Recognizing your role in communications
  • Identifying internal and external factors that impact your communications
  • Establishing message feedback
  • Communicating nondefensively
  • Translating across Communication Styles

Identifying the four communication styles

  • Recognizing your style and the style of others
  • Strengths and blind spots of each style

Bridging communication styles

  • Closing communication gaps
  • Being flexible without compromising your identity
  • Listening for Improved Understanding

Tools for active listening

  • Asking clarifying questions
  • Confirming the message
  • Demonstrating respect, empathy and sensitivity
  • Listening for the entire message

Interpreting nonverbal cues

  • Intonation
  • Rate of speech
  • Volume
  • Gestures
  • Facial expressions
  • Posture
  • Use of space
  • Dress
  • Eye contact
  • Achieving Genuine Communication

Creating openness

  • Determining when to speak up and when not to
  • Identifying appropriate degrees of disclosure
  • Establishing value and trust

A three-dimensional model of behavior

  • Identifying how you interact with others and how to make improvements
  • Calibrating the variance between what you want and what you express

Matching your body language to your message

  • Enhancing your message to gain your intended results
  • Creating believable and credible messages
  • Ensuring that your attitude supports communication
  • Speaking through silence
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Navigating beyond cultural boundaries

  • Developing greater sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Building greater accountability and trust on virtual teams

Working with filters and assumptions

  • Raising your awareness to avoid misunderstandings
  • Uncovering hidden assumptions
  • Recognizing filters in yourself and others
  • Working Constructively with Emotions

Dealing with anger

  • Overcoming personal challenges
  • Expressing your anger constructively
  • Minimizing defensive reactions in others

Managing emotionally charged situations

  • Defusing an emotional situation while maintaining your composure
  • Taking responsibility for your emotions
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. NOTE: Only live, in-class attendance qualifies for NASBA CPEs. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs

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and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 14 PDUs
Leadership : 1 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 2 PDUs

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"The instructor of the communications skills course made sure that each and every person participated. I learned how to identify the four types of personalities and how they think and filter information. I have taken practically all of what I learned back to work with me! This was key to help me reach my professional goals."

- A. Di Stefano, Vice President
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