College Offers Business Communications Class

CRANFORD – In today’s marketplace, exceptional communication skills are essential to enable workers to keep one step ahead of their competition. Although you may have excellent skills in your particular area of expertise, strong interpersonal and written communication skills are equally as essential to succeed in most any chosen career field. You can distinguish yourself by honing your communication skills through a course, “Effective Communications in Business”, starting in March at Union County College.

“Effective Communications in Business” is an eight-week professional development course to help people in business and other fields to enhance their interpersonal and written communication skills, whether it involves resolving a staffing conflict or writing a targeted e-mail that gets results, among other areas. The course will run from March 6 through May 1 at the College’s Cranford Campus. (No class will be held on March 13 due to the college’s closing for spring break.) Early registration is encouraged.

Regardless of our chosen field of expertise, we all must work within an organizational environment, even if we are self-employed and interfacing with clients. Therefore, it is essential to develop effective skills in dealing with others through the spoken and written word. “Effective Communications in Business” covers such topics as conflict management in the workplace, active listening, non-verbal communication and body language, group problem solving, and writing business correspondence including letters, memos, e-mail, and short reports. By so doing, students will gain an increased edge toward marketability in their career areas.

Practical exercises will be provided for students through observational and written assignments to reinforce class material. Textbooks and other learning resources will be utilized to effectuate training. All class sessions are highly interactive and address students’ individual needs.

To register or for further information, call the College’s Office of Continuing Education at 1-908- 709-7600.

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