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Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies for Today's Workplace

Business Writing • Business Grammar • Oral Presentations • Communication Etiquette

Communication is not a one-skill strategy. To communicate successfully on the job, employees need to combine a set of skills. The Communication Strategies for Today's Workplace certificate program offers four half-day classes that will enhance your day-to-day professionalism.

Participants will learn to:

  • Meet workplace communication challenges.
  • Write successful corporate communication.
  • Achieve effective communication etiquette for writing, speaking and listening.
  • Avoid and correct grammatical errors in your correspondence.
  • Make successful oral presentaitons using PowerPoint.

Classes can be taken as a stand-alone course, but participants must complete all four courses to earn the Communication Strategies certification. 

Courses

Practicing the skills presented in the workbooks, you will write, correct, revise, speak, create and collaborate in every workshop. Courses include: Every class will incorporate hands-on, small-group activiites, including both peer and instructor feedback. Lecture is minimized. You will learn by doing. 


Session Dates

Classes for Session 1 will take place on 02/28, 03/28, 04/25 and 06/01.  <<Register>>
Classes for Session 2 will take place on 08/29, 09/26, 11/02 and 11/28.  <<Register>>
All classes meet from 1–4:30 p.m. in the MARC Conference Center.

Pricing

The registration fee for the Communications Strategies certificate series is:

$800 – GTI Member
$920 – Non-member

The fee for each stand-alone course is:

$225 – GTI Member
$259 – Non-member

Learning Objectives

In this series of four half-day workshops, you will learn:

  • Why communication is important on the job.
  • How communication is changing in our mobile workplace.
  • How to integrate four major communication skills (writing, etiquette, grammar, oral presentation with PowerPoint) to improve job performance.

Benefits

Studies show that on average, you spend 50 percent of your workday communicating, 28 percent writing e-mail messages, and 22 percent reading and speaking. Time is money, so 50 percent of your salary is paid for your writing, reading and speaking skills. 

This four-part certificate program will enhance your day-to-day professionalism. You’ll learn how to:

  • Meet workplace communication challenges.
  • Write successful corporate communication.
  • Achieve effective communication etiquette for writing, speaking and listening.
  • Avoid and correct grammatical errors in your correspondence.
  • Make successful oral presentations using PowerPoint.

Questions

If you have questions about the Communication Strategies certificate program, email Beverly Wilson or call 816-701-8234.