Communication Skills

DESCRIPTION

Learning to speak in a language that is understood by all is one of the challenges of working in a multi-cultural environment. When scholars, trainees, researchers, and coworkers have the ability to communicate successfully, the work environment is collectively enhanced. Furthermore, better oral communication skills create greater confidence, allowing the speaker to be more articulate and accurate in sharing his or her ideas.

The development of communication skills is of utmost importance to developing the next generation of rice scientists who should all be skilled and confident in the design, conduct, and reporting of their research. Communication skills development will also help them become effective communicators in all aspects of their lives.

This course uses teaching and learning strategies that involve participants in a wide range of interactive activities. Participants will draw from their own and each other’s experiences and cultural backgrounds to interact in classroom activities.

OBJECTIVES
  • Improve communication skills in all aspects – speaking, listening, reading, writing;
  • Develop confidence in articulating and sharing ideas about one’s self, one’s culture, one’s research, and one’s work.
KEY MODULES
  • Improving Your Speaking Skills
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • Better Reading Skills
  • Writing Effectively
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • NARES/NGOs/CBOs
  • Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Private Sector agri-business individuals
  • Students
  • Anyone who is interested!
DURATION
  • 3 days
PREREQUISITE
  • None
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Achu Arboleda
IRRI Education
E-mail: m.s.arboleda@irri.org

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2538
Email: education@irri.org
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