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Communication Skills - Group Work and Networking - Revised

Learn effective communication strategies for building relationships, conflict management, group work, and networking.

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This free online Communication Skills course teaches about group work and networking. Any relationship can experience conflict at some point in time. With this course, you will learn the role of communication in building and maintaining relationships. You will study the theories of group dynamics, the main types of groups, verbal and non-verbal communication strategies and conflict-handling styles, and the importance of having a social network.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course will teach you how to maintain important relationships through communication. You will first study the different types of relationships which include deep, moderate, casual, and passing. You will study the different stages of a relationship, the differences between groups and teams, and the factors that affect group behavior. You will also look into the 5 stages of group development.

Conflicts are often viewed negatively and people try to avoid them, but the reality is that conflict is inevitable. This course will first discuss group conflict and teach you different conflict-handling styles. You will study the five types of conflicts, which include intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, intergroup, and international. You will also learn both verbal and nonverbal communication strategies. This course will then cover the importance of human interaction and conversational skills in networking.

Group members with a strong relationship will respect each other’s opinions and come up with a solution for each conflict that benefits everybody. This course will give you a better understanding of the most effective ways to work in a group. These skills will directly enhance both your personal and professional life, and give you the conflict handling abilities you need to make life that little bit less stressful. These are great skills, so check out the course today and start learning something really useful.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of relationships
  • Define the different types of relationship that can occur
  • Discuss the different stages of a relationship
  • Outline what is meant by group dynamics
  • Discuss the different group structures
  • Define the different types of groups which can occur
  • Discuss some of the factors which can affect groups
  • Explain conflict in relation to group
  • Discuss both verbal and nonverbal communication strategies
  • Explain different conflict handling styles
  • Outline why networking is important
  • Define social networking
  • Discuss the interaction between networking and social media


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