Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives

Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800
Mar 9–Apr 26, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
May 25–Jul 12, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
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Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

- Organizations & Leadership

This online course uses research and practice-based methods to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. Specifically, it’s built around the RELATE framework, developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management to support a scalable communication strategy. This dynamic approach will guide you in connecting and communicating with different audiences to achieve effective business practices.

In a world where digital transformation is rapidly changing businesses and how you communicate in the workplace, effective communication is becoming an increasingly important skill. Moreover, it plays an essential role in maintaining interpersonal relationships in the corporate context and navigating complexities that may arise due to the adoption of new technology. This course uses research and practice-based methods to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. Specifically, it’s built around the RELATE framework, developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management to support a scalable communication strategy.

You’ll learn a range of communication techniques including active listening and humble inquiry, and prepare for the challenges that arise when communicating with larger and more complex audiences. Using a blend of research and practice, this course offers you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world situations by means of practical applications. You’ll refine your personal leadership narrative, explore cross-cultural communication, and outline methods for managing difficult conversations.

Taking into account the increase of technologies such as AI in the workplace, the course covers how to best communicate with — and through — machines. This includes developing an understanding of the use of algorithms in a business context as well as robots as a communication channel to maximize social media reach. You’ll also gain the comfort and confidence to discuss the use of AI in your organization.

You will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of this course. You may also be interested in our Executive Certificates which are designed around a central themed track and consist of several courses. Learn more.

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This program is for you if you want to:

  • Improve your communication skills with a strategy created by MIT Sloan and learn practical methods that can be used in your work.
  • Discover your personal leadership narrative and understand how effective interpersonal communication has a positive impact on your ability to lead in business.
  • Develop tactics to effectively manage and participate in difficult conversations in the workplace.
  • Explore the role technology plays in modern communication and its strategic value in business, and identify how you can use it to your advantage.

 

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This course is aimed at senior managers, executives, and business leaders looking to build their communication abilities to meet the needs of an increasingly complex, digitized world, both in person and online.

This includes technical leads who want to improve their interpersonal skills to match their practical expertise, as well as managers and HR professionals who want to communicate better with their teams in general. Consultants will also have the opportunity to add to their service delivery by improving their ability to communicate with diverse audiences, or via virtual or social media tools, as required by multinational companies.

This course is relevant to entrepreneurs and business owners who need to engage with a wide range of stakeholders or who are moving into a new market. It will also develop the skill set of professionals looking for ways to take on new or additional responsibilities.

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800
Mar 9–Apr 26, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
May 25–Jul 12, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
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Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

- Organizations & Leadership

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