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Effective Communication

Communication Skills – The Cornerstone to Personal and Professional Success

In today’s world of information overload, how can you ensure your message is getting through?

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. In this class, learn how to incorporate electronic communication tools with interpersonal communication skills and strategies to build relationships, promote collaboration, and approach each communication opportunity with purpose.

Course Topics

  • How to create and deliver meaningful and impactful messages
  • Active listening and working with different communication styles
  • Solving common writing problems
  • Strategies to work through communication breakdowns
  • How to choose the right communication tool for any situation

Course Results

  • Engage your audience to reach your desired outcomes
  • Work with others to overcome communication challenges
  • Build and improve personal and professional relationships
  • Effectively use different communication tools to communicate with purpose

To register for this class

Visit the Effective Communication registration page.

Benefits of Attending Effective Communication

You will learn goal-orientated communication strategies to promote personal, professional, and organizational collaboration and growth. You will explore how to work with different communication styles to prevent and overcome workplace problems and build stronger relationships. In addition, you will learn how to effectively use new and existing communication tools to meet your goals and motivate your audience.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with the desire to improve their communication skills.


Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Boise State Meridian Center, 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, Idaho. View a map to Meridian Center for location and driving directions.


Amanda Howes – Amanda Howes has over ten years of experience in leadership development, communications, program management, human resources, and delivering effective presentations. As the administrator of a nationally accredited, professional-development program, she successfully doubled participation, recruited new talent, and worked with Idaho’s leaders to create and deliver a modern and relevant curriculum for government employees. Amanda chaired an advisory board comprised of state agency leadership, human resource professionals, and industry representatives, while also serving on the board of directors for the Certified Public Manager National Consortium. She has passion for life-long learning and continuing education.


$340 per person, includes all materials


Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization for the same course at the same time. Call (208) 426-1709.

Contact Us For More Information About Boise State Center for Professional Development

Phone: (208) 426-1709
Address: 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, ID 83642

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