The ability to communicate effectively is essential in both our personal and professional lives. This course from Hope Research and Practice Institute introduces you to the field of interpersonal communication focusing on how communication is given and received via both verbal and non-verbal means. The influence of perception and emotion on communication will be examined and participants will identify specific communication skills which can be applied in a wide range of interpersonal settings from one-on-one and group social interactions to communication in professional settings.
- The course runs over six weeks with a range of rich information and learning resources provided each week.
- The learning approach is designed to facilitate stepped assimilation of the information
- define interpersonal communication
- recognise that the self develops via and is found in communication with others
- understand different models of interpersonal communication
- recognise the influence of perception on the interpersonal of verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication in a range of contexts
- appreciate the significant place that emotions play in communication
- explain the influence of group communication processes, especially social styles
Professor Denis O'Hara
Professor Denis O’Hara is a well-known Australia academic and practitioner. He has a background in education, counselling, and psychology. He has published extensively and enjoys providing professional development.