Communication Overview

Micro Courses

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.


November 1-28, 2020, Online
May 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.


November 1-28, 2020, Online
April 1-28, 2021, Online
Clarke University's CareerPLUS micro course, "Professional Communication Strategies," will help you learn tactics that focus on more than just words that you use.In this micro course, you will learn strategies for evaluating and improving your oral, written, and non-verbal communication styles. It's no secret that effective communication is essential for success in today's world, so sign up today to strengthen your skills and become a better, more professional communicator.


December 1-28, 2020, Online
Your personal brand makes you visible as an expert and practitioner and can lead to exciting new professional opportunities. In this micro course, you will explore the tools and techniques to identify and build a visible presence online and within your community.


January 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.


January 1-28, 2021, Online
This micro course will help youdevelop the skills most demanded by employers in your area and develop strategies forpersonal 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
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
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.


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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 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.