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How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Facilitation Skills

  2.  Conflict Resolution

  3.  Negotiation Skills

  4.  Interpersonal Skills

  5.  Communication Strategies

  6.  Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

  7.  Creative Problem Solving

  8.  Critical Thinking

  9.  Emotional Intelligence

  10.  Social Intelligence 

1. Facilitation Skills: How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy with its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process.Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will help you understand what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering and put the theory into practice yourself. 

This Facilitation Skills course can help any scale of organization make better decisions, you will gain a strong understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as learn new tools that you can use to facilitate small meetings.  Additionally you will learn to command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting, skills that will set you up to become a great facilitator yourself.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

2. Conflict Resolution: Learn How To Resolve Conflicts of Any Size

There are many ways to resolve conflicts - surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc.

Conflict resolution grew out of the belief that there are better options than using violence or going to court. Today, conflict resolution is used in a wide range of industries covering an array of different situations. This course will demonstrate the six-step process to resolve conflicts of any size.

You will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Course Topics:

  • Building Positive Energy
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Agreement Frame

By the end of this Conflict Resolution Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what conflict and effective conflict resolution mean.
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process.
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution.
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts.
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict.
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions.
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

3. Negotiation Skills: Understand The Phases Of Negotiation

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.

The Negotiation Skills course will give you a sense of understanding your opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than what you feel is fair. You will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.

By the end of this Negotiation Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
  • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
  • Understand basic bargaining techniques
  • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
  • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
  • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
  • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
  • Negotiate on behalf of someone else

4. Interpersonal Skills: Learn Powerful Communication Skills!

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just have a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. You will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. You will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

By the end of this Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power
  • Understand what non-verbal communication is and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation
  • Identifying ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you've forgotten someone's name
  • Understand how seeing the other side, building bridges and giving in without giving up can improve skills in influencing other people
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side
  • Identify ways of sharing one's opinions constructively
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions, situation assessment and being zealous without being offensive

5. Communication Strategies: Build Better, Stronger, and More Fulfilling Relationships 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something.

This course will help you understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Course Topics:

  • Paraverbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • The four stages in the Appreciative Inquiry model are known as the 4-D cycle
  • Speaking Like a Star
  • Positive Signals

By the end of this Communication Strategies Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Understand the different ways communication takes place
  • Overcome communication blockages
  • Make the most of non-verbal and paraverbal communication
  • Understand and utilize the STAR method
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Establish common ground with others

6. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

7. Creative Problem Solving: Solve Problems Quickly and Easily

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

This course will give you an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that you can use every day.

By the end of this Creative Problem Solving Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and re-refine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality
  • Follow up with solution implementation to celebrate successes and identify improvements

8. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

9. Emotional Intelligence: Control Your Actions and Emotions in A Positive Way

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one's own feelings. It also provides great insight on how emotion influences motivation and behavior. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since the early 20th century, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985.

With our Emotional Intelligence course you will gain a better understanding of self-management and self-awareness. This in turn will give you better insight and control over your actions and emotions. With a greater understanding of emotions you will experience a positive impact on your professional and personal lives.

By the end of this Emotional Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define and practice self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation and empathy
  • Understand, use and manage your emotions
  • Verbally communicate with others
  • Successfully communicate with others in a non-verbal manner
  • Identify the benefits of emotional intelligence
  • Relate emotional intelligence to the workplace
  • Balance optimisim and pessimism
  • Effectively impact others

10. Social Intelligence: Increase Your Influence During Social Situations

Social Intelligence is about understanding your environment and having a positive influence. You will become more confident in social situations by learning how to express and interpret social cues. You will create positive connections and increase your influence during social situations.

Increasing Social Intelligence will provide benefits throughout professional and personal life. It is a fantastic tool for coaching and development as people will learn “people skills”. Improving social skills through active listening, understanding body language, and being more empathic will give you the advantage in interactions. Social interactions are a two way street, know the rules of the road!

By the end of this Social Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Be aware of our own behaviors
  • Learn to be empathetic with others
  • Know tools for active listening 
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally
  • Recognise various social cues
  • Determine appropriate coversation topics
  • Know various forms of body language

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The Ultimate Facilitation Skills 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Facilitation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Facilitation

  • What is facilitation?
  • What is a facilitator?
  • When is facilitation appropriate?

Module Three - Process vs Content

  • About process
  • About content
  • A facilitator's focus

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a facilitated approach
  • Planning for a facilitated meeting
  • Collecting data

Module Five - Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development

  • Stage One - Forming
  • Stage Two - Storming
  • Stage Three - Norming
  • Stage Four - Performing

Module Six - Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and Summarising

Module Seven - Reaching a Decision Point

  • Indentifying the options
  • Creating a short list
  • Choosing a solution
  • Using the multi-option technique

Module Eight - Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing disruptions
  • Common types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Helping the group resolve issues on their own

Module Nine - Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restarting and reframing issues
  • Some of the ways of restarting and reframing includes
  • Getting people back on track

Module Ten - About Intervention

  • Why intervention may be necessary
  • When to intervene
  • Levels of intervention

Module Eleven - Intervention Techniques

  • Using your processes
  • Boomerang it back
  • ICE it - Identify, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to resolve

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Conflict Resolution

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Introduction to Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict, What Is It?
  • What is Effective Conflict Resolution?
  • Understanding the Effective Conflict Resolution Process

Section Three: Effective Conflict Resolution Styles

  • Collaborating
  • Competing
  • Compromising
  • Accommodating
  • Avoiding

Section Four: Creating a Communicative Atmosphere

  • Defuse Emotions
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Choosing the Time and Place

Section Five: Mutual Understanding

  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Section Six: Focusing on Individual and Shared Needs

  • Identify Common Ground
  • Build Positive Energy and Goodwill
  • Strengthen Your Partnership

Section Seven: Analysing to the Root Cause

  • Examining Root Causes
  • Creating a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Identifying the Benefits of Resolution

Section Eight: Create Options

  • Generate, Don’t Evaluate
  • Creating Mutual Gain Options and Multiple Option Solutions
  • Digging Deeper into Your Options

Section Nine: Solution Building

  • Creating Criteria
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Building a Plan

Module Ten: The Short Version of the Process

  • Evaluating the Situation 
  • Choosing Your Steps 
  • Creating an Action Plan 
  • Using Individual Process Steps

Module Eleven: Additional Tools

  • Stress and Anger Management Techniques 
  • The Agreement Frame 
  • Asking Open Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Negotiation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of negotiations
  • The three phases
  • Skills for successful negotiation

Module Three - Getting Prepared

  • Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying your WAP
  • Identifying your ZOPA
  • Personal preparation

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Setting the time and place
  • Establishing common ground
  • Creating a negotiation framework
  • The negotiation process

Module Five - Phase One - Exchanging Information

  • Getting off on the right foot
  • What to share
  • What to keep to yourself

Module Six - Phase Two - Bargaining

  • What to expect
  • Techniques to try
  • How to break an impasse

Module Seven - About Mutual Gain

  • Three ways to see your options
  • About mutual gain
  • Creating a mutual gain solution
  • What do I want?
  • What do they want?
  • What do we want?

Module Eight - Phase Three - Closing

  • Reaching consensus
  • Building an agreement
  • Setting the terms of the agreement

Module Nine - Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being prepared for environmental tactics
  • Dealing with personal attacks
  • Controlling your emotions
  • Deciding when it's time to walk away

Module Ten - Negotiating Outside the Boardroom

  • Adapting the process for smaller negotiations
  • Negotiating via telephone
  • Negotiating via email

Module Eleven - Negotiating on Behalf of Someone Else

  • Choosing the negotiating team
  • Covering all the bases
  • Dealing with tough questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Interpersonal Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power

Module Three - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Four - Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond

  • Starting a conversation
  • The four levels of conversation

Module Five - Moving the Conversation Along

  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Using summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness

Module Six - Remembering Names

  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name

Module Seven - Influencing Skills

  • Seeing the other side
  • Building a bridge
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Bringing People to Your Side

  • A dash of emotion
  • Plenty of facts
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Sharing your Opinion

  • Using I-messages
  • Disagreeing constructively
  • Building consensus

Module Ten - Negotiation Basics

  • Preparation
  • Opening
  • Bargaining
  • Closing

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Communication Strategies

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: The Big Picture

  • What is Communication?
  • How Do We Communicate?
  • Who’s Listening?

Section Three: Barriers to Communication

  • It All Starts with Me
  • Common Barriers to Communication
  • Language Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Location Barriers

Section Four: Paraverbal Communication Skills

  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Power of Tone
  • Vocal Speed Camera

Section Five: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Your Body Speaks its own Language

Section Six: Speak Like a STAR
Using STAR

  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Response

Section Seven: Listening Skills

  • Ten Ways to Listen Better Today
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Positive Signals to Others

Section Eight: Asking Good Questions

  • Asking Open Questions
  • Probing Questions

Section Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

  • The Four Stages
  • The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry

Section Ten: The Art of Conversation Using SPEAC

  • Suppose
  • Prepare
  • Enquire
  • Ascertain
  • Change

Section Eleven: Advanced Communication Skills

  • Precipitating Factors
  • Common Ground

Section Twelve: Wrapping up

Course 6 - Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Creative Problem Solving

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives
  • Action Plans

Section Two: The Problem Solving Method

  • What is a Problem
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps for Creative Solving?

Section Three: Gathering Information

  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods for Information Gathering

Section Four: Problem Definition

  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining Present State and Desired States
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement

Section Five: Getting Prepared to Brainstorming

  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity

Section Six: Generating Solutions, Part One

  • Brainstorming Rules (Key to Success)
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
  • Brainwriting
  • Mind Mapping

Section Seven: Generating Solutions, Part Two

  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats

Section Eight: Analyzing Solutions

  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis

Section Nine: Selecting a Solution

  • Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Analyzing Potential Problems

Section Ten: Planning Your Next Steps

  • Lesson One: Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting

Section Eleven: Lessons Learned

  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Emotional Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Emotional Intelligence?

  • Self-management
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy

Module Three - Skills in Emotional Intelligence

  • How to accurately perceive emotions
  • Use emotions to facilitate thinking
  • Manage emotions

Module Four - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Focused listening
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with flexibility and authenticity

Module Five - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Six - Social Management and Responsibility

  • Benefits of emotional intelligence
  • Articulate your emotions using language

Module Seven - Tools to Regulate your Emotions

  • Seeing the other side
  • Self-management and self-awareness
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Gaining Control

  • Using coping thoughts
  • Using relaxation techniques
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Business Practices (Part 1)

  • Understand emotions and how to manage them in the workplace
  • Role of emotional intelligence at work
  • Disagreeing constructively

Module Ten - Business Practices (Part 2)

  • Optimism
  • Pessimism
  • The balance between optimism and pessimism

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Social Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Increase your Self Awareness

  • Remove or limit self-deception
  • Ask for feedback
  • Be open to change
  • Reflect on your actions

Module Three - The Keys to Empathy

  • Listening and paying attention
  • Don't judge
  • Shift your view
  • Don't show fake emotion

Module Four - Active Listening

  • Attunement
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Shift your focus
  • Don't discount feelings

Module Five - Insight on Behavior

  • Perception
  • Facts vs. emotions
  • Online communication
  • Listen and watch more

Module Six - Communication

  • Give respect and trust
  • Be consistent
  • Always keep your cool
  • Observing body language

Module Seven - Social Cues (Part 1)

  • Recognizing social situations
  • The eyes have it
  • Non-verbal cues
  • Verbal cues

Module Eight - Social Cues (Part 2)

  • Spectrum og cues
  • Review and reflect
  • Being adaptable and flexible
  • Personal space

Module Nine - Conversation Skills

  • Current events
  • Conversation topics
  • Cues to watch for
  • Give people your attention

Module Ten - Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • It's not what you say, It's how you say it
  • Open vs. closed body language
  • Communicate with power

Module Eleven - Building Rapport

  • Take the high road
  • Forget about yourself
  • Remembering people
  • Ask good questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Facilitation Skills

  2.  Conflict Resolution

  3.  Negotiation Skills

  4.  Interpersonal Skills

  5.  Communication Strategies

  6.  Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

  7.  Creative Problem Solving

  8.  Critical Thinking

  9.  Emotional Intelligence

  10.  Social Intelligence 

1. Facilitation Skills: How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy with its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process.Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will help you understand what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering and put the theory into practice yourself. 

This Facilitation Skills course can help any scale of organization make better decisions, you will gain a strong understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as learn new tools that you can use to facilitate small meetings.  Additionally you will learn to command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting, skills that will set you up to become a great facilitator yourself.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

2. Conflict Resolution: Learn How To Resolve Conflicts of Any Size

There are many ways to resolve conflicts - surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc.

Conflict resolution grew out of the belief that there are better options than using violence or going to court. Today, conflict resolution is used in a wide range of industries covering an array of different situations. This course will demonstrate the six-step process to resolve conflicts of any size.

You will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Course Topics:

  • Building Positive Energy
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Agreement Frame

By the end of this Conflict Resolution Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what conflict and effective conflict resolution mean.
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process.
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution.
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts.
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict.
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions.
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

3. Negotiation Skills: Understand The Phases Of Negotiation

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.

The Negotiation Skills course will give you a sense of understanding your opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than what you feel is fair. You will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.

By the end of this Negotiation Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
  • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
  • Understand basic bargaining techniques
  • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
  • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
  • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
  • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
  • Negotiate on behalf of someone else

4. Interpersonal Skills: Learn Powerful Communication Skills!

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just have a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. You will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. You will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

By the end of this Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power
  • Understand what non-verbal communication is and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation
  • Identifying ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you've forgotten someone's name
  • Understand how seeing the other side, building bridges and giving in without giving up can improve skills in influencing other people
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side
  • Identify ways of sharing one's opinions constructively
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions, situation assessment and being zealous without being offensive

5. Communication Strategies: Build Better, Stronger, and More Fulfilling Relationships 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something.

This course will help you understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Course Topics:

  • Paraverbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • The four stages in the Appreciative Inquiry model are known as the 4-D cycle
  • Speaking Like a Star
  • Positive Signals

By the end of this Communication Strategies Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Understand the different ways communication takes place
  • Overcome communication blockages
  • Make the most of non-verbal and paraverbal communication
  • Understand and utilize the STAR method
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Establish common ground with others

6. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

7. Creative Problem Solving: Solve Problems Quickly and Easily

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

This course will give you an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that you can use every day.

By the end of this Creative Problem Solving Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and re-refine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality
  • Follow up with solution implementation to celebrate successes and identify improvements

8. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

9. Emotional Intelligence: Control Your Actions and Emotions in A Positive Way

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one's own feelings. It also provides great insight on how emotion influences motivation and behavior. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since the early 20th century, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985.

With our Emotional Intelligence course you will gain a better understanding of self-management and self-awareness. This in turn will give you better insight and control over your actions and emotions. With a greater understanding of emotions you will experience a positive impact on your professional and personal lives.

By the end of this Emotional Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define and practice self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation and empathy
  • Understand, use and manage your emotions
  • Verbally communicate with others
  • Successfully communicate with others in a non-verbal manner
  • Identify the benefits of emotional intelligence
  • Relate emotional intelligence to the workplace
  • Balance optimisim and pessimism
  • Effectively impact others

10. Social Intelligence: Increase Your Influence During Social Situations

Social Intelligence is about understanding your environment and having a positive influence. You will become more confident in social situations by learning how to express and interpret social cues. You will create positive connections and increase your influence during social situations.

Increasing Social Intelligence will provide benefits throughout professional and personal life. It is a fantastic tool for coaching and development as people will learn “people skills”. Improving social skills through active listening, understanding body language, and being more empathic will give you the advantage in interactions. Social interactions are a two way street, know the rules of the road!

By the end of this Social Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Be aware of our own behaviors
  • Learn to be empathetic with others
  • Know tools for active listening 
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally
  • Recognise various social cues
  • Determine appropriate coversation topics
  • Know various forms of body language

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The Ultimate Facilitation Skills 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Facilitation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Facilitation

  • What is facilitation?
  • What is a facilitator?
  • When is facilitation appropriate?

Module Three - Process vs Content

  • About process
  • About content
  • A facilitator's focus

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a facilitated approach
  • Planning for a facilitated meeting
  • Collecting data

Module Five - Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development

  • Stage One - Forming
  • Stage Two - Storming
  • Stage Three - Norming
  • Stage Four - Performing

Module Six - Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and Summarising

Module Seven - Reaching a Decision Point

  • Indentifying the options
  • Creating a short list
  • Choosing a solution
  • Using the multi-option technique

Module Eight - Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing disruptions
  • Common types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Helping the group resolve issues on their own

Module Nine - Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restarting and reframing issues
  • Some of the ways of restarting and reframing includes
  • Getting people back on track

Module Ten - About Intervention

  • Why intervention may be necessary
  • When to intervene
  • Levels of intervention

Module Eleven - Intervention Techniques

  • Using your processes
  • Boomerang it back
  • ICE it - Identify, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to resolve

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Conflict Resolution

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Introduction to Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict, What Is It?
  • What is Effective Conflict Resolution?
  • Understanding the Effective Conflict Resolution Process

Section Three: Effective Conflict Resolution Styles

  • Collaborating
  • Competing
  • Compromising
  • Accommodating
  • Avoiding

Section Four: Creating a Communicative Atmosphere

  • Defuse Emotions
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Choosing the Time and Place

Section Five: Mutual Understanding

  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Section Six: Focusing on Individual and Shared Needs

  • Identify Common Ground
  • Build Positive Energy and Goodwill
  • Strengthen Your Partnership

Section Seven: Analysing to the Root Cause

  • Examining Root Causes
  • Creating a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Identifying the Benefits of Resolution

Section Eight: Create Options

  • Generate, Don’t Evaluate
  • Creating Mutual Gain Options and Multiple Option Solutions
  • Digging Deeper into Your Options

Section Nine: Solution Building

  • Creating Criteria
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Building a Plan

Module Ten: The Short Version of the Process

  • Evaluating the Situation 
  • Choosing Your Steps 
  • Creating an Action Plan 
  • Using Individual Process Steps

Module Eleven: Additional Tools

  • Stress and Anger Management Techniques 
  • The Agreement Frame 
  • Asking Open Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Negotiation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of negotiations
  • The three phases
  • Skills for successful negotiation

Module Three - Getting Prepared

  • Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying your WAP
  • Identifying your ZOPA
  • Personal preparation

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Setting the time and place
  • Establishing common ground
  • Creating a negotiation framework
  • The negotiation process

Module Five - Phase One - Exchanging Information

  • Getting off on the right foot
  • What to share
  • What to keep to yourself

Module Six - Phase Two - Bargaining

  • What to expect
  • Techniques to try
  • How to break an impasse

Module Seven - About Mutual Gain

  • Three ways to see your options
  • About mutual gain
  • Creating a mutual gain solution
  • What do I want?
  • What do they want?
  • What do we want?

Module Eight - Phase Three - Closing

  • Reaching consensus
  • Building an agreement
  • Setting the terms of the agreement

Module Nine - Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being prepared for environmental tactics
  • Dealing with personal attacks
  • Controlling your emotions
  • Deciding when it's time to walk away

Module Ten - Negotiating Outside the Boardroom

  • Adapting the process for smaller negotiations
  • Negotiating via telephone
  • Negotiating via email

Module Eleven - Negotiating on Behalf of Someone Else

  • Choosing the negotiating team
  • Covering all the bases
  • Dealing with tough questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Interpersonal Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power

Module Three - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Four - Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond

  • Starting a conversation
  • The four levels of conversation

Module Five - Moving the Conversation Along

  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Using summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness

Module Six - Remembering Names

  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name

Module Seven - Influencing Skills

  • Seeing the other side
  • Building a bridge
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Bringing People to Your Side

  • A dash of emotion
  • Plenty of facts
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Sharing your Opinion

  • Using I-messages
  • Disagreeing constructively
  • Building consensus

Module Ten - Negotiation Basics

  • Preparation
  • Opening
  • Bargaining
  • Closing

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Communication Strategies

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: The Big Picture

  • What is Communication?
  • How Do We Communicate?
  • Who’s Listening?

Section Three: Barriers to Communication

  • It All Starts with Me
  • Common Barriers to Communication
  • Language Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Location Barriers

Section Four: Paraverbal Communication Skills

  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Power of Tone
  • Vocal Speed Camera

Section Five: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Your Body Speaks its own Language

Section Six: Speak Like a STAR
Using STAR

  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Response

Section Seven: Listening Skills

  • Ten Ways to Listen Better Today
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Positive Signals to Others

Section Eight: Asking Good Questions

  • Asking Open Questions
  • Probing Questions

Section Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

  • The Four Stages
  • The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry

Section Ten: The Art of Conversation Using SPEAC

  • Suppose
  • Prepare
  • Enquire
  • Ascertain
  • Change

Section Eleven: Advanced Communication Skills

  • Precipitating Factors
  • Common Ground

Section Twelve: Wrapping up

Course 6 - Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Creative Problem Solving

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives
  • Action Plans

Section Two: The Problem Solving Method

  • What is a Problem
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps for Creative Solving?

Section Three: Gathering Information

  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods for Information Gathering

Section Four: Problem Definition

  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining Present State and Desired States
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement

Section Five: Getting Prepared to Brainstorming

  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity

Section Six: Generating Solutions, Part One

  • Brainstorming Rules (Key to Success)
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
  • Brainwriting
  • Mind Mapping

Section Seven: Generating Solutions, Part Two

  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats

Section Eight: Analyzing Solutions

  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis

Section Nine: Selecting a Solution

  • Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Analyzing Potential Problems

Section Ten: Planning Your Next Steps

  • Lesson One: Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting

Section Eleven: Lessons Learned

  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Emotional Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Emotional Intelligence?

  • Self-management
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy

Module Three - Skills in Emotional Intelligence

  • How to accurately perceive emotions
  • Use emotions to facilitate thinking
  • Manage emotions

Module Four - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Focused listening
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with flexibility and authenticity

Module Five - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Six - Social Management and Responsibility

  • Benefits of emotional intelligence
  • Articulate your emotions using language

Module Seven - Tools to Regulate your Emotions

  • Seeing the other side
  • Self-management and self-awareness
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Gaining Control

  • Using coping thoughts
  • Using relaxation techniques
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Business Practices (Part 1)

  • Understand emotions and how to manage them in the workplace
  • Role of emotional intelligence at work
  • Disagreeing constructively

Module Ten - Business Practices (Part 2)

  • Optimism
  • Pessimism
  • The balance between optimism and pessimism

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Social Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Increase your Self Awareness

  • Remove or limit self-deception
  • Ask for feedback
  • Be open to change
  • Reflect on your actions

Module Three - The Keys to Empathy

  • Listening and paying attention
  • Don't judge
  • Shift your view
  • Don't show fake emotion

Module Four - Active Listening

  • Attunement
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Shift your focus
  • Don't discount feelings

Module Five - Insight on Behavior

  • Perception
  • Facts vs. emotions
  • Online communication
  • Listen and watch more

Module Six - Communication

  • Give respect and trust
  • Be consistent
  • Always keep your cool
  • Observing body language

Module Seven - Social Cues (Part 1)

  • Recognizing social situations
  • The eyes have it
  • Non-verbal cues
  • Verbal cues

Module Eight - Social Cues (Part 2)

  • Spectrum og cues
  • Review and reflect
  • Being adaptable and flexible
  • Personal space

Module Nine - Conversation Skills

  • Current events
  • Conversation topics
  • Cues to watch for
  • Give people your attention

Module Ten - Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • It's not what you say, It's how you say it
  • Open vs. closed body language
  • Communicate with power

Module Eleven - Building Rapport

  • Take the high road
  • Forget about yourself
  • Remembering people
  • Ask good questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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18 August 2019 11:33:12 PM

Thank you for the specific course. Communication strategies allow me to better communicate with other people.

15 August 2019 01:41:47 PM

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14 August 2019 08:19:32 PM

Great info

8 August 2019 10:44:40 PM

great learning

8 August 2019 04:42:13 AM

A very valuable and useful course. Thank you.

31 July 2019 03:24:28 PM

Great course!

30 July 2019 02:56:42 PM

knowledgeable and conscious oriented ....makes you fully aware of a conflict and how to resolve it using the sense of maturity as per this course.

24 July 2019 10:50:30 PM

very hard!!!!!!!!

23 July 2019 02:19:00 PM

I enjoyed this short course. I thought the content was simple and helpful. I feel confident the information I have learned in this short course will benefit me greatly in both my personal and professional life.

20 July 2019 09:18:51 AM

Nice and clear course

18 July 2019 03:59:29 AM

Great class very insightful

17 July 2019 11:21:29 AM

great and useful

9 July 2019 05:06:43 PM

Nicely structured courses and easy to understand.

4 July 2019 02:26:31 PM

Great course

2 July 2019 08:44:28 AM

A detailed and helpful course

1 July 2019 12:26:44 PM

Such a great and informative course

29 June 2019 02:18:51 PM

Great information, very well organized and in depth.

27 June 2019 02:35:47 AM

The course is so good. It helps me understand more a about the benifit of assertiveness. Thanks

21 June 2019 01:54:42 AM

Two thumbs up!

21 June 2019 01:54:41 AM

great training

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Course ID No.: 020FS10CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 60-80 Hours for total bundle
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Qualification: Certificate

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