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Content of the Course

Core Communication teaches a practical set of maps, skills, and processes central to any interpersonal situation and offers guides for relating effectively. The course assumes that just one skilled person can positively influence a situation.

In Core Communication, you learn how to use:

Your S.O.S.™ Network to:
Consider how an issue impacts a whole relationship system - the people

an issue involves or affects

Make more effective decisions
Recognize how attitude and behavior reflect each other

The Styles of Communication® Map to:

Recognize ineffective and effective ways of talking and listening
Improve the quality of your communication

The Awareness Wheel® Map to:
Understand yourself better
Apply 6 talking skills to be clear and congruent — to use Aware Talk appropriately when it is important to do so

The Listening Cycle® Map to:
Tune in accurately to the other’s perspective
Use 5 listening skills to connect — Attentive Listening

The Conflict Patterns Map to:
Gain insight into your own pattern of handling conflict
Change an unsatisfactory pattern into a satisfactory one

The SkillsZone Map to:
Respond effectively to challenging situations
Build rapport, manage stress, and stay skilled in difficult conversations

Special Processes to:
Respond to resistance to turn it into a resource
Respond constructively to Fight or Spite Talk

The Map-An-Issue Process™ — a guide that combines the 11 talking and listening skills to:
Create best-fit, collaborative solutions to complicated issues
Help you function better as a colleague, coach/counselor, or facilitator/consultant to work out an issue, decision, or conflict in a collaborative way


Convenient Formats for Learning

CORE COMMUNICATION is offered:

In a class with an instructor
By yourself with an instructor-coach


Learning Methods

Enjoy gaining new skills through:

  • Brief presentations of concepts, skills, and processes
  • Interesting demonstrations of communication skills and processes
  • Useful practice of skills and processes with real issues of your own choice (appropriate for the setting) using skills mats — innovative tools —to speed learning
  • Helpful coaching and feedback on your use of skills
  • Valuable application of your learning in real situations between class sessions

 

Your Privacy is Respected

You choose the issues and situations you discuss and practice


Participant/Student Course Materials

For CORE COMMUNICATION, each person uses a CORE Pac, which comes in one of two kinds:  Large or Small

The Large CORE Pac contains:

1 CORE COMMUNICATION:  Maps, Skills, and Processes Workbook (196 pages, 2011)

2 Large Skills Mats* (one for talking and the other for listening)

1 Small Tabletop/Laptop Skills Mat**

1 Awareness Wheel pad - an Awareness Wheel is printed on each sheet of the pad for use in processing current and future issues.

$42.00

The Small CORE Pac contains everything in the Large CORE Pac, except for the 2 Large Skills Mats

$33.00

*  Large Skills mats are made of canvas cloth, each about 30 x 30 inches.  Each mat has either the Awareness Wheel or the Listening Cycle Map on it, so that it can be stepped on during practice — for visual prompting, helpful coaching, and kinesthetic learning.

**  Small Tabletop/Laptop Skills mats are made of canvas cloth, about 15" wide x 10" high, with both the Awareness Wheel and the Listening Cycle Maps on it.  This mat is useful for visual prompting of skill use in a conversation.


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