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  • Workshops on Communication


    Developing Positive Relationships at Work

    Positive relationships in high-trust organizations improve creativity and collaboration, which in turn leads to greater engagement, better service and growth over time. Developing Positive Relationships at Work is the positive learning experience your organization needs to ensure that individuals unite around a common mission, value diversity, rise above personal slights, take responsibility, and cultivate an environment based on trust. This workshop will help you model the behavior you want as well as teach the value of getting to know your employees as individuals.

    See the Learning Calendar calendar to register for the next Developing Positive Relationships at Work workshop.


    DISC: Understanding Your Behavioral Style

    Sometimes it is difficult to understand why two reasonable people can respond so differently to exactly the same event. We tend to chalk it up to difficult behavior, but, more often than not the behavior is not difficult, just different. And many of those differences are based on our personality styles. The DISC Model offers insights on communication preferences and tendencies, and provides guidance on how to maximize your potential results on a team, and minimize potential conflicts. This class will help you understand you own personality style and how it influences your behavior. You’ll also learn why people with different styles may not communicate and behave the same way you do.

    See the Learning Calendar calendar to register for the next DISC: Understanding Your Behavioral Style workshop.


    Effective Listening Skills

    Bad habits and style differences can stand in the way of effective listening. The first step to becoming a better listener is to break and eliminate those habits. The second step is to understand the different ways people listen, along with its benefits and potential trouble spots. Effective Listening Skills can help anyone become a better listener. Using a five-step process, individuals learn how to eliminate barriers to good listening, improve communication skills, maximize productivity, and build interpersonal relationships.

    See the Learning Calendar calendar to register for the next Effective Listening Skills workshop.


    Navigating Difficult Conversations

    Communication skills are a vital part of the success of any role, team, and arguably any organization. But creating and maintaining dialogue is not always easy. In fact, difficult conversations are bound to occur. But what does it take to navigate those challenging situations effectively? What does it take to foster a respectful dialogue, and create an alignment of goals? This learning program evaluates the roots of what make conversations difficult, and provides actionable strategies that increase trust, improve team relationships, increase confidence, and empower you to constructively open dialogue with anyone, about almost anything.

    See the Learning Calendar calendar to register for the next Navigating Difficult Conversations workshop.


    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional intelligence is recognizing your emotional triggers and knowing when and how to use them in a way that enables you to not only deal with these stressors objectively, but to also develop strong connections with your co-workers. Those with a high level of awareness and control over their emotions will find even greater success in the workplace by connecting with others and developing positive relationships. Learn why Emotional Intelligence is so important to your career — and how easily you can develop yours. Using the skills you’ll learn during this workshop, you’ll gain the ability to more appropriately respond to the world around you and eliminate the stress and frustration that often comes from working with others. Discover a foolproof method for working more effectively with anyone.

    See the Learning Calendar calendar to register for the next Emotional Intelligence workshop.

  • LinkedIn Learning Courses on Communication


    Membership to LinkedIn Learning is provided at no cost to all benefits-eligible UAB employees.

  • Learn Now Guides on Communication


    Select a topic below to download a quick guide to common workplace issues.