Communication Overview

Upcoming Micro Courses

Micro Courses

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.


January 1-28, 2022, Online
In this micro course, you will learn strategies to prepare yourself to be compassionate, curious and confident to hold ANY conversation. By using the skills and techniques you will learn in this micro course, you can create opportunities for others to respond more favorably to feedback, turn conflict into opportunity, and foster creativity and problem-solving in the workplace or in your personal life.


October 1-28, 2021, Online
February 1-28, 2022, Online
The most successful and self-fulfilled people are not necessarily the 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.


December 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 type and come away with tools and insights tailored to you that will help you grow professionally and personally.


August 1-28, 2021, Online
October 1-28, 2021, Online
February 1-28, 2022, Online
This micro course will help you develop the skills most demanded by employers and develop strategies for personal confidence and success.


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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.


August 1-28, 2021, Online
June 1-28, 2022, Online
Influence is key to success. In this micro course, you will learn strategies to enhance your powers of persuasion, build confidence, and increase your influence to help you and/or your team make a true difference in your workplace or community.


May 1-28, 2022, Online
In the workplace, you may have many opportunities to give presentations and/or engage in other forms of public speaking, but communication is a skill that can always be enhanced. 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.


September 1-28, 2021, Online
April 1-28, 2022, 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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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. You will also learn strategies for increasing your efficiency, effectiveness, and influence in tasks associated with writing.


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Badge Programs

During this badge program, you will explore techniques for leading "courageous conversations", giving and receiving feedback, and preparing for formal and informal situations that require oral presentations or speaking. You will also apply 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. To earn this badge, you must complete the following Clarke University CareerPLUS 15-hour micro courses: Courageous Conversations, Presentations and Public Speaking, and Improv and Impromptu Speaking in the Workplace. To earn this badge, you must meet the learning outcomes of this badge program by achieving at least 80% on all unit quizzes and applying your knowledge in responses to the required discussion prompts within each micro course.
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 ideas or proposals. You will also explore and apply a variety of professional communication strategies, such as writing more effective emails, creating templates, preparing written documents for meetings, drafting digital content, and writing formal reports. To earn this badge, you must complete the following Clarke University CareerPLUS 15-hour micro courses: Influence and Persuasion in the Workplace, Professional Communication Strategies, and Writing in the Workplace. To earn this badge, you must meet the learning outcomes of this badge program by achieving at least 80% on all unit quizzes and applying your knowledge in responses to the required discussion prompts within each micro course.