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Business and Communication Courses to Maximize your Skills

The courses in Business and Communication are all designed to help you gain a firm foundation of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become an effective and persuasive communicator.


Writing for Clarity in Business

Your success depends on effective communication, whether you are sending an email, creating a report, or writing a letter. This workshop presents a refresher on the essentials of business grammar and format. In-class exercises provide an opportunity to fine-tune your writing skills and receive individual feedback on your writing style.

To learn more about what this class is about, visit the Writing for Clarity in Business web page.


Professional Technical Writing

Discover ways to improve your proposals, reports, and instructions, making them powerful means of persuasion and communication. Organize your ideas, adapt specialized content for experts and general public, and achieve your communication objectives.

To find out more information about this valuable course, visit Professional Technical Writing.


Excel Productivity Level 1

Learn how to customize Excel to suit your preferences. You will learn productivity tools and tips that will allow you to take charge your Excel projects.

To find out more information about this valuable course, visit Excel Productivity Level 1.


Excel Intermediate – Level 2

Learn skills to increase your Excel productivity by eliminating data entry and redundancy errors.

To find out more information about this intermediate Excel course, visit Excel Intermediate – Level 2.


Excel Data Analysis Level 3

Learn that the amount of data makes no difference in time consumption if you know the tips and tricks to move-and-shake through an Excel spreadsheet. Your skills will definitely improve with this course and class applications.

To learn more about what you’ll learn, visit the Excel Data Analysis Level 3 web page.


Dealing with Difficult People

Examine the four primary relational styles considered “difficult” and learn effective ways to deal with each style.

To find out more information about this helpful course, visit Dealing with Difficult People.


Conflict Management

Many of us have been conditioned to avoid conflict at all costs. Seldom do we learn to embrace conflict and the tools that make it manageable. This course will teach you the some of the latest information and easy to implement techniques from the field of conflict resolution. Learn how to leverage conflict so you can realize its benefits and potential for growth.

To learn more about these skills and how to register, visit the Conflict Management web page.


The Neuroscience of Conflict Management

Conflict is unavoidable and neuroscience helps us leverage our brain power so we can best communicate during crucial conversations and times of stress. This course explores the communication process from the perspective of how one’s brain manages information and reacts to stress with particular emphasis on conflict.

To learn more about these skills and how to register, visit the The Neuroscience of Conflict Management web page.


Nonverbal Communication And Conflict

A solid understanding of nonverbal communication is a key advantage that produces more effective results with others during crucial conversations and challenging times. Learn to identify and utilize nonverbal communication in specific ways that will help resolve conflicts more effectively.

To learn more about this course and how to register, visit the Nonverbal Communication And Conflict web page.


Introduction to StrengthsFinder®

You are unique – 1 in 33 million. Maximize your special set of strengths to increase workplace satisfaction and build strong teams. Invest in developing your natural talent themes to increase productivity, teamwork, engagement, and happiness.

To find out more information about this helpful course, visit the Introduction to StrengthsFinder® web page.


Making Emails Work for You

Write Emails That Get Read And Get The Results You Want. Your success depends on effective communication, especially via email. By 2017, experts expect that over 132 billion business emails will be sent and received per day. Focus on planning and writing emails that are clear, concise, and productive. You will practice with online tools, revise sample emails, and enhance your own emails, including content, format, and key components.

To find out more information about this helpful course, visit the Making Emails Work for You web page.


Effective Communication

Email, texting, and social media have changed the way we work and communicate. Although these tools have revolutionized how we do business, communication breakdowns are at an all-time high. Learn to incorporate electronic communication tools with interpersonal communication skills and strategies to build relationships, promote collaboration, and approach each communication opportunity with purpose.

To find out more information about this helpful course, visit the Effective Communication web page.


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