Essentials of Communication: Communication Effectiveness

Essentials of Communication: Communication Effectiveness 

In this communication effectiveness course, you will explore how understanding your own and other people’s communication styles will positively impact your interactions and increase your effectiveness as a manager. You will learn how to identify your own communication style which will help you adapt to the styles of other people. You will examine the pros and cons of each style so that you are able to work more effectively with your team. You will also learn techniques for adapting to different communication styles. Not only will you gain awareness of your own style, you will be able to assess the style of your team members and create an action plan for more effective communication. This course will use a blend of experiential exercises, instructive information, and self-study to provide the tips, tools, and techniques you need to increase your effectiveness.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

SHRM Preferred Provider


This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Personal Assistance Services (PAS), Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Human Resources Certification Institute


This program has been approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professional Frontline Supervisor Training


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-ECCE
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Discover your communication style and how it may help or hinder your conversations.
Recognize the communication patterns of others and become better at adapting to others’ communication styles.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Communication Styles

Meet Andrea

Understanding Communication Styles

Communication Pace: Fast vs. Moderate

Pros and Cons

Communication Orientation: Task vs. People



Section 3: Adapting to Other People’s Communication Styles

Andrea’s Team

Assessing Your Team’s Communication Styles

Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Human Resource Professional; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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