SEM066 - Effective Communication

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Last revision date 2018-09-24 00:00:22.194
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:56:26.328

Subject Title
Effective Communication

Subject Description
In today's world communication skills are not only an essential component for good business but they are life-enriching tolls as well. This seminar will allow you to develop an awareness of how your personality style can be adapted and applied to a variety of work situations to aid in problem solving and conflict resolution. By placing emphasis on personal values and perceptions to create new ways of thinking and doing, you will learn how to communicate your message clearly.

Credit Status
Workshop- not applicable.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Gain self-confidence and build trust through new understanding of the communication process and be able to express idea, doubts and concerns.
Learn to recognize specific barriers to communication that cause conflict and stress in the workplace and personal life.
Be empowered to take responsibility for their own thoughts, emotions and actions.
Learn to communicate clearly and effectively in any context by using objective strategies in their listening and speaking modes.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Jocelyn Purchase