COMM06075 2020 Skills for Success

General Details

Full Title
Skills for Success
Transcript Title
Skills for Success
Code
COMM06075
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMM - Communication
Department
BUS - Business
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mary Gilmartin, Aine Doherty, Susan Leonard
Programme Membership
SG_MBUSI_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business & ICT SG_ALAW&_H08 000000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law & Business
Description

This module is designed to introduce the students to the Higher Education environment and to develop learning and study skills early in their undergraduate career. The module will motivate students to develop a more independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study, learning, and time management whist developing interpersonal skills for success in their professional career.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Develop an independent, self managed, reflective approach to study

2.

Plan and Manage time effectively

3.

Demonstrate confidence in learning, studying, academic writing and approaches to finding information.

4.

Develop skills in report writing and giving effective pesentations

5.

Develop interpersonal and social skills for success

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Classroom lecture and tutorial sessions.

Module Assessment Strategies

100% varied CA

Repeat Assessments

CA completion.

Indicative Syllabus

Develop an independent, self managed, reflective approach to study.

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Self review
  • Learning Styles

Plan and Manage time effectively.

  • Personal development planning tools
  • Goal setting
  • Time management

Demonstrate confidence in learning, studying, academic writing and approaches to finding information.

  • Research skills
  • Referencing
  • Academic writing

Develop skills in report writing and giving effective presentations.

  • Report writing
  • The Communication process
  • Persuasive presentations

Develop interpersonal and social skills for success.

  • Effective social skills for the workplace
  • Making ideas happen
  • Stress management and building resilience

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Personal Development Planning Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Week 5 1,2
2 Report Continuous Assessment Assignment 35 % Week 8 2,3,4
3 Persentation Continuous Assessment Assignment 35 % Week 10 4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture and Tutorial 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Study and completion of assignments 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2009 The Business Skills Handbook UK Higher Education Business Management
ISBN 1843982188 ISBN-13 9781843982180

Develop the interpersonal, study and transferrable professional skills required to thrive in study and work with this complete handbook.

Required Reading
2016-12-21 Interpersonal Communication Skills for Business
ISBN 1520190182 ISBN-13 9781520190181

Interpersonal Communications: The ProcessRelationships, both personal and professional, develop through the interaction that you have with others. They can be good or bad--but good relationships mean less conflict and more understanding.John Donne, the English poet, famously said: "No man is an island." This is particularly true in the working environment. Achieving your goals and objectives often depends on your ability to gain assistance, cooperation, and collaboration from: * your staff, * your colleagues and co-workers, * your boss, * your clients.To obtain this support, you need an ability to communicate with others. Interpersonal communication is the process of interacting with others, sharing information, thoughts, ideas, and feelings.However, not everyone communicates in exactly the same way. This is why misunderstandings occur.The Mechanics of Communicating EffectivelyThe process of interpersonal communication is more complex than one person speaking and another listening. Your face-to-face communication utilizes two elements to convey your message: * the words you use - the verbal content, * how you sound and your body language - the non-verbal content.Only seven percent of a person's understanding of a message is derived from the message's verbal content. The non-verbal element delivers the remaining 93 percent.In this course, you will learn how to control and maximize the effectiveness of this vital part of your interpersonal communication.Workplace Communication SkillsInterpersonal communication is the lifeblood of business. It's the means by which you, your colleagues, your staff, your managers, and your clients share information, experience, and ideas.Interpersonal communication is the foundation for all of your working relationships.Fortunately, some information is easy to give. Examples include: * information that pleases the receiver, * praise, * agreement with people's requests or opinions, * information that the receiver wants to hear.However, it's much more difficult to voice disagreement or disapproval, as communication of this type of information can severely damage working relationships. In this course, you will be shown how to handle such situations effectively, using assertive communication skills.Communicating for ResultsWhatever your job role, your company expects you to achieve results. Accomplishment of your goals, aims, and objectives requires the cooperation, collaboration, or agreement of your: * colleagues and co-workers, * customers and clients, * managers and senior executives.Good communication skills are vital to obtaining support from others. In fact, your communication skills often make the difference between success and failure of your goal.The skill is knowing how to vary your communication to suit the receiver, the purpose, and the occasion.Leadership Communication SkillsNot everyone is a natural leader, but that's not necessarily a drawback. In fact, sometimes personal magnetism can actually work against you in a leadership role.Today's business world is knowledge-driven, and organizations have to innovate to succeed. In such a competitive environment, people look to their leaders for more than just personality.Charisma may make a great impact on people, but it doesn't give them the answers they want or need. More than ever, leadership now relies on knowledge--and this can be acquired.In this course, you will learn what attributes people look for in leaders, and how to communicate that you possess them.

Required Reading
2018-04-05 Interpersonal Skills in Organizations
ISBN 1260085325 ISBN-13 9781260085327

Interpersonal Skills in Organizations by de Janasz, Dowd, and Schneider takes a fresh, thoughtful look at the key skills necessary for personal and managerial success in organizations today. Exploding with exercises, cases, and group activities, the book employs an experiential approach suitable for all student audiences. The book is organized into 4 distinct sections (Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others, Understanding Teams, and Leading) that can be used collectively or modularly depending on the instructors' preferences and students' needs. The emphasis in this edition focuses on making the text more current along with making the text pedagogically effective for students and instructors.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Journal of Management Development

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Other Resources

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