Effective Communication Skills are the Building Blocks for Collaboration
Are your meetings, conversations, and workshops exhilarating experiences for all participants or a dreaded waste of time? If meeting invitations are considered an inconvenience that just keep you from doing productive work, your organization is an endangered species.
Productive meetings are the beating heart of a healthy organization. Meetings, workshops, and conversations are tools for collaborating. Collaboration is the essence of productive teams and without effective communication, there can be no collaboration. Collaboration should not be your solution of last resort. It should be a component of your group’s DNA.
Many Employers Rank Collaboration and Teamwork High as Competencies
They know that collaboration unlocks the potential of their employees and adds value to their customers. According to a recent survey, 69% of today’s top employers list effective communication as a required skill. Communication between the business and those who develop and deliver the digital solutions is the engine that drives collaboration. That is the soul of successful organizations today.
What’s in It for You Personally?
Studies show that individuals who collaborate are more satisfied with their work, deliver better results, and are more creative. Sounds like a win-win, so what is collaboration and how can you improve your collaboration skills that contribute to making business gatherings of all kinds eagerly anticipated events?
Albert Einstein famously stated, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. This course offers a different approach to planning, preparing, conducting, leading, and participating in collaborative gatherings. Many courses on meeting facilitation focus on building facilitation or leadership skills. Based on a combined 70+ years of conducting productive workshops and meetings, the authors present how collaboration between the meeting leader and all participants makes meetings more productive.
Why Should You Buy This Course?
Lifetime access to the course including future updates.
30-day Moneyback guarantee backed by Udemy if you are not completely satisfied with the learning experience.
Includes 252-page Student Handout in .pdf format for note-taking
"Intellimated" video lectures use visual representations to simplify complex concepts and associations.
Quizzes give you an opportunity to test your understanding of the presented material, reinforce learning, and increase retention.
Help from the authors answers open questions and provides additional information.
You will gain confidence in your ability to leverage the power of collaboration to minimize miscommunication that plagues IT initiatives.
About the Instructor
Teaches 10 Udemy courses for Agile Business Analysis with over 60,000 students enrolled.
Champions lean and agile methods to meet communication challenges between business and IT communities.
Extensive YouTube Channel with 111 videos for 17K subscribers and 1.6M views.
Authored 10 Business Analysis books covering tools and techniques for Agile and traditional software requirements.
Consultant to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies.
Facilitated 100’s of User Story and Requirements Gathering Workshops for multi-million-dollar projects.
35+ years’ experience with instructor-led training for tens of thousands of students around the world.
Coach and mentor for aspiring business analysts.
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Why Should You Enroll?
A lack of effective communication can be holding you back in your career development. If you feel uncomfortable speaking in front of a group,
Register for this course to:
learn how to empower collaboration in productive meetings
help IT deliver what the business community is requesting
reduce the amount of time spent in non-productive meetings
lead challenging workshops for defining evolving business needs
identify and practice soft skills necessary for effective collaboration
About the Course
Section I: “Introduction to Collaborative Conversations, Meetings, And Workshops”, presents how collaboration drives modern product development approaches like Lean and Agile. We explain why everyone involved in a gathering needs collaboration skills.
Section II: “Forms of Collaborative Conversations and Meetings” introduces 7 variants of meetings, conversations, and workshops with an explanation of the pros and cons of each variant.
Section III: “Planning and Preparing Conversations and Workshops” provides concrete techniques that set the stage for successful gatherings. It includes how a well-formed objective drives the agenda, attendees, tools, and techniques of a meeting. We guide you from the decision to schedule a meeting all the way to formulating and distributing effective invitations that increase attendance.
Section IV: “Leverage the NEUROSCIENCE of Collaboration” delves into recent studies in brain research that will help you recognize and develop the soft skills that are essential to effective collaboration. We also present techniques for developing the social skills that improve your ability to lead or contribute in a group setting.
Section V: “Communication Is the Core of Collaborative Conversations” focuses on the key soft skill that underpins all human interactions. You will learn techniques for ensuring that your voice is heard in conversations and improve your ability to listen more attentively to other viewpoints.
Section VI: “Dealing with Challenges during Conversations and Workshops” acknowledges that collaboration does not depend on a perfect world to succeed. We present real-world challenges we have faced and present solutions we know work for solving them.
Section VII: “Closing a Working Meeting and Final Steps” presents what to do at the end of a collaborative session and what to do after the meeting is over. These actions extend the benefits of collaboration beyond a single workshop, meeting, or conversation by initiating a process of change that can spread throughout your organization.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
Enroll now to move toward becoming the Collaborative Communications expert in your organization.