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Presentation and Language

Communications courses including Powerful Presentations, Communication Skills, Strategic Communications in the Workplace, and Project Management training.

Communication Skills for Your Career

Verbal communication is uniquely human, but we aren't born with excellent skills. They must be developed. Come explore and learn the basics of interpersonal communication, along with strategies for building, repairing and enhancing working relationships. Come learn simple, effective communication techniques and develop the skills you need in both your professional and social lives.


After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify the three major causes of communication problems in the workplace
  • Articulate your current style of communication
  • Design effective actions to take when communicating with others, particularly with those with different communication styles
  • Apply various techniques and tools to increase communication effectiveness
Section: COMMSKILLS (06JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 06, 2017 End Date: Jun 06, 2017 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Bobby Peterson Register

Executive Presence for the Non-Executive

Most of us want to get ahead in our careers, be respected by our colleagues, and forge a career path that is true to our beliefs. The way others perceive and experience us greatly impacts our ability to do all these things and more. Professional presence is about how you carry yourself, dress and act, communicate with others, and generally present yourself to the world. This introspective and engaging two-day course helps you define kind of professional presence you want to have and then craft a plan to help others experience you in that way.

Completion of a brief, online assessment prior to the course is required; to ensure timely analysis, we recommend enrolling at least 3-5 days prior to course start date.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Define your desired professional presence, based on your personal strengths, values, communication style, and mission
  • Develop a detailed plan on how you will achieve your desired professional presence. Plans include:
    • How you “show up” to work (your verbal and non-verbal communications, clothing, posture and etiquette)
    • How you interact with others
    • How you promote yourself in person and online
Section: EXECPRES (27MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 27, 2017 End Date: Mar 28, 2017 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register
Section: EXECPRES (28AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 28, 2017 End Date: Aug 29, 2017 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register

Managing Difficult Conversations and Situations

Difficult situations often arise in the workplace. This course addresses the more common situations and people and identifies strategies for dealing with them. Participants in this course will be exposed to the basic communication strategies that can work across all difficult behavior situations. This will help participants realize that the more proficient we are at managing ourselves the more confident we become managing difficult conversations and situations. Participants will look back at this practical course with a real sense of satisfaction and gratitude! Learn how to have open, robust and fearless conversations.


After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand how and why we use confrontation language and escalate situations.
  • Create prevention strategies to handle sensitive issues to avoid escalation and recognize problems before they become a crisis.
  • Determine the manner in which they come across to others.
  • Identify and perform the three line assertion communication technique to conduct difficult conversations.
  • Identify the most common types of difficult conversations in their organizations and apply strategies for dealing with them.
Section: DIFFCONSIT (31AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 31, 2017 End Date: Aug 31, 2017 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register

Powerful Presentations for Success

A persuasive presentation means more than standing behind a podium with prepared notes. Even when speaking in a workplace meeting, we must communicate effectively for our ideas to be heard. Compelling presentation skills earn respect and can take you to new heights in your professional and personal life. In this course, we explore “whole-level” presentations, making use of voice, body language and intellect to persuade your audience and maximize your potential. Rise above the rest with the power of presentation!

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Present with confidence
  • Assess and overcome a fear of public speaking
  • Utilize the key ingredients of an effective presentation
  • Practice body and voice techniques to improve your presentation
  • Incorporate ways to relate to your audience
  • Organize your material for a powerful delivery
  • Make good use of stories and visual aids
Section: PRESENT1 (02MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 02, 2017 End Date: Mar 02, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Vicki Flier Hudson Register

Project Management: Communications Tools & Techniques

Project Communications is one of the most important fundamental activities in successful project execution. Effective and appropriate project stakeholders’ communications is a critical success factor for project managers in meeting goals and objectives. Utilizing standard communication skills, tools and techniques to set and maintain expectations provides a cohesive project environment and a better chance for success.

In this class, students will learn how to communicate effectively in a project environment. Through a combination of role play, lecture, and exercises, participants will hone their communication skills and learn best practices to successfully manage projects.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Plan appropriate communications on a Project
  • Apply common Tools and Techniques to manage project communications
  • Implement best practices to control communications throughout the project lifecycle
Section: PROJECTCOMM (20MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 20, 2017 End Date: May 20, 2017 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTCOMM (05AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 05, 2017 End Date: Aug 05, 2017 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Kevin Postich Register

Strategic Communications in the Workplace

Communication is more than talking and listening. Genuine communication requires a deep understanding of another person’s perspective. But when you take into consideration all of our biases, behavioral idiosyncrasies, unspoken emotions, and personal agendas, this can seem almost impossible to achieve. The communications assessment instrument called DiSC© helps people understand each other on a more fundamental level. This course develops the skills to read other people and see how others interpret their behaviors. It creates a deep seated appreciation for the needs of their co-workers. Ultimately, the program helps participants adapt their communication styles in a way that creates an enduring working alliance among team members and fosters a deeper sense of organizational engagement.

Completion of a brief, online assessment prior to the course is required; to ensure timely analysis, we recommend enrolling at least 3-5 days prior to course start date.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the DiSC© model of human nature and develop an appreciation for personal differences
  • Evaluate your unique DiSC© assessment to understand how your behavior is interpreted by team members
  • Gain an understanding for why your co-workers act the way they do
  • Recognize the distinct styles of communication that are effective and ineffective with each style
  • Develop specific communication strategies that build a culture of trust and collaboration
Section: STRATCOMM (03MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 03, 2017 End Date: Mar 03, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register
Section: STRATCOMM (09MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 09, 2017 End Date: May 09, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register
Section: STRATCOMM (01AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 01, 2017 End Date: Aug 01, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register