Effective Communication

Effective Communication 

There is a lot of “noise” in today’s workplace like stress, technology, multitasking, and information overload that can make it hard to communicate effectively. Poor communication negatively affects relationships and work quality which ultimately costs time and money. This course will help you to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally. You’ll increase understanding between you and your coworkers by learning what to say, how to say it, and the barriers to good communication.


Hours: 0.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

0.25 HOURS

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 0.25 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.25 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-EFFCOM
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Engage in key elements of communication.
Identify primary verbal and nonverbal communication cues.
Employ active listening techniques.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Professional Communication Styles A. Creating positive first impressions B. Developing a clear message (clear points and sign posting) C. Delivering your message (voice, volume and rate) D. Review Section 3: Nonverbal communication A. Eye contact B. Facial cues C. Body language (arms/legs, shoulders, body distance and use of ear buds/phone) D. Review Section 4: Active Listening A. Paraphrasing B. Perception checking C. Nonverbal encouragers (head nodding, vocal cues of “mm-hmm” and eye contact) D. Review Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC
Susan Fee is a therapist, author, and national trainer. She delivers training to individuals and corporations on communication skills, conflict resolution, resiliency, motivation, and presentation skills as well as providing voice-overs for audiobooks, training videos and commercials. She’s the author of numerous magazine articles and books including, 101 Ways to Make Your Message Stick, 101 ideas & Insights About Resolving Conflict, The Manager’s Motivation Handbook, Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Facilitator’s Guide, and the college survival guide, My Roommate is Driving Me Crazy! Learn more by visiting www.susanfee.com. Disclosure: Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC 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: entry level General Staff; 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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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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