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Advanced Group Communication And Leadership

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This course focuses on the issues of group dynamics and leadership encountered when dealing with complex, strategic, and critical public or corporate entities. It will build on the fundamentals of group dynamics and leadership, which were covered in previous courses, and provide advanced work in theory of groups and theory of leadership. Students will explore and analyze effective group interaction in task-oriented situations, and consider small-group structures and communication styles that influence the problem-solving process.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Overcoming Team Challenges and Conflict Through Effective Leadership

    • Recognize common problems in teams and identify solutions for leaders.
    • Identify the roles that groupthink and competition play in a group.
    • Evaluate sources of conflict in a team.

    Communication Styles, Team Dialogue, and Shared Vision

    • Evaluate leadership and its impact on creating team vision.
    • Assess types of listening and the impact of active listening on group communication.
    • Identify verbal and nonverbal strategies for effective facilitation in teams.
    • Analyze the role of negotiation in effective team communication.

    Innovation, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

    • Identify and explain the process of decision making in a team, including common decision modes.
    • Identify the importance of idea generation in a team along with best practices in a group.
    • Define innovation, creative thinking, and brainstorming.
    • Assess problem identification, analysis, and solution building in a group.

    Team Roles, Development, and Analysis

    • Describe critical thinking and reasoning in relation to effective team communication.
    • Assess the roles of analysis and information sharing in a team.
    • Identify and evaluate team attributes and their effect on team success.
    • Evaluate organizational environment and its relationship to individual team or group members.

    Group and Team Communication

    • Summarize the importance of expectations, goals, and agenda setting in teams.
    • Identify ethics and conflict in teamwork.
    • Evaluate the role of leadership in teamwork.
    • Define the concepts of groups and teams.
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