Communication Overview

Micro Courses

This micro course will help you develop the skills most demanded by employers and develop strategies for personal confidence and success.


February 1-28, 2021, Online
In this micro course, you will come away with skills and strategies for thinking and speaking on the spot, networking and building rapport using the practice of improvisation, creating positive first impressions, and becoming a confident conversationalist.


February 1-28, 2021, Online
August 1-28, 2021, Online
In this micro course, you will learn about best practices for the most common forms of workplace writing, such as emails, memos, proposals, reports, newsletters, and writing for marketing and digital platforms.


March 1-28, 2021, Online
In this micro course, you will learn strategies to prepare yourself to be compassionate, curious and confident to hold ANY conversation. Additionally, you will learn to re-frame perceived conflict into an opportunity to improve both your own behaviors and those of others.


April 1-28, 2021, Online
The Enneagram is an ancient tool with a modern application. The Enneagram can help you understand your own and others' strengths, skills, fears, and motivations. Applying insights from the Enneagram enhances our ability to bring our best selves to our lives and work and to transform our relationships with others. Learn your personal Enneagram number and triad and understand how our patterns affect our behaviors.


April 1-28, 2021, Online
In the workplace, you may have many opportunities to give presentations and/or engage in other forms of public speaking, but is this a skill you would like to further develop or improve? In this micro course, you will learn how to plan for and give a compelling oral presentation and how to be more effective at public speaking. You will also explore strategies for effective delivery and responding to audience questions.


May 1-28, 2021, Online
In this micro course, you will learn strategies for becoming more persuasive in your speech and writing to gain traction on your ideas or proposals, be as effective as possible in your workplace communication, and build your influence in your organization.


May 1-28, 2021, Online
Personal branding allows you to curate your online and offline presence and can impact your opportunities for promotion, growth, visibility, and professional success. In this micro course, you'll be guided through the creation of your own personal brand, and we will assist you with the creation of a web presence and digital content.


June 1-28, 2021, Online
The most successful and self-fulfilled people are not necessarily the traditionally smartest ones, but the ones who understand and apply emotional and social skills. In this micro course, you will learn how self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy and motivation are driven by our biology and affect our personal and work lives.


July 1-28, 2021, Online
In this micro course, you will learn strategies for enhancing your oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills for the workplace.


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Badge Programs

During this badge program, you will learn strategies for leading "courageous conversations", giving and receiving feedback, and planning for and giving a compelling oral presentation. Upon completion of this badge, you will also come away with skills and strategies for becoming an effective public speaker, thinking and speaking on the spot, networking and building rapport, creating positive first impressions, and becoming a confident conversationalist.
During this badge program, you will hone your written communication skills for the workplace and come away with strategies for becoming more persuasive in your writing and speech to gain traction on your ideas or proposals. Upon completion of this badge, you will emerge with further developed professional communication strategies that you can use in your daily work.