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CPE 2210 Communicating Respectfully in Today's Workplace

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Course Description

Most of us have room to improve our communication with our coworkers, managers, and customers. Sometimes we are not aware of individual and cultural differences, and sometimes we forget that not everyone thinks the same.

This course asks that you examine your communication skills while considering any biases you may have. It also reviews cultural concerns, political correctness, problems associated with perceived rudeness and disrespect, and describes how to create positive communication in high-stress situations. At the end of this course you will be able to:

+ Describe examples of respectful communication and why it is essential in the workplace.
+ Identify conditions that might contribute to a “climate of disrespect.”
+ Define respect, cultural competence, and the terminology associated with individual differences and inclusion.
+ Explain how understanding individual and cultural differences are inextricably tied to employee engagement and an organization’s bottom line.
+ Describe behavior that promotes inclusive communication and positive actions in difficult or high-stress situations.

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Unlimited: $ 94

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Instructor

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D., PE, PLS, PMP, 6σ Black Belt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is the course Master Instructor. Formerly, he was the director of Penn State Management Development, a self-supporting provider of education and training services to business and industry clients around the world. Before joining Penn State, he was co-founder and executive vice president of a manufacturing and specialty engineering firm; manager of corporate development and international manager of technology for a Fortune 200 company; and, professional associate of a worldwide provider of technical management professional services.

Most of us have room to improve our communication with our coworkers, managers, and customers. Sometimes we are not aware of individual and cultural differences, and sometimes we forget that not everyone thinks the same.

This course asks that you examine your communication skills while considering any biases you may have. It also reviews cultural concerns, political correctness, problems associated with perceived rudeness and disrespect, and describes how to create positive communication in high-stress situations. At the end of this course you will be able to:

+ Describe examples of respectful communication and why it is essential in the workplace.
+ Identify conditions that might contribute to a “climate of disrespect.”
+ Define respect, cultural competence, and the terminology associated with individual differences and inclusion.
+ Explain how understanding individual and cultural differences are inextricably tied to employee engagement and an organization’s bottom line.
+ Describe behavior that promotes inclusive communication and positive actions in difficult or high-stress situations.

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