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Building Better Work Relationships: New Techniques for Results-Oriented Communication

AMA - American Management Association, In Arlington (+2 locations)
3 days
2,695 USD
Next course start
18 December, 2023 (+3 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
3 days
2,695 USD
Next course start
18 December, 2023 (+3 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
From 2,695 USD / person

Course description

AMA - American Management Association

Building Better Work Relationships: New Techniques for Results-Oriented Communication

In a complex environment, work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of many. Differences are a positive force if you know how to harness them.

Your ability to develop good interpersonal skills and create rapport in this environment can make—or break—your career. Get set to step up and become a "conscious communicator." Develop self-awareness, analyze situations, and consciously select and use productive communication strategies. You’ll find your relationship style, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and master the winning tactics to work harmoniously to achieve your goals

How You Will Benefit

  • Build better rapport and gain the trust of your colleagues
  • Discover the basic competencies critical to solid work relationships
  • Develop flexibility in actions, thoughts, and feelings to better handle any situation
  • Avoid mistakes and conflicts that may result from misinterpreting others or ineffective listening
  • Influence and motivate others to first-rate performance
  • Learn how to use direct and indirect messages accurately
  • Build your self-esteem as you discover a new self-awareness
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in your work relationships
  • Understand values, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptual processes
  • Understand emotions and how they translate into emotional intelligence
  • Master the keys to excellent communication: observe, listen, analyze, plan, communicate

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

18 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Arlington

18 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • New York City

18 December, 2023

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for people who want to build better work relationships, maximize impact, increase productivity, and drive results by applying effective communication and relationship management.

Training content

Learning Objectives

  • Learn How to Build Rapport and Achieve Trust
  • Develop Flexibility in Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings to Better Handle Any Situation
  • Identify and Accept Personal and Professional Responsibilities in Communicating Effectively with Others
  • Identify and Avoid Communication Mistakes Such as Misinterpreting Others or Ineffectively Listening
  • Understand and Use Others’ Communication and Thinking Style Preferences to Influence and Motivate Them to First-Rate Performance
  • Define Productive Relationships in Terms of Achieving Workable Compromise and Strategic Interdependence
  • Identify Strategies to Improve Work Relationships By Applying Emotional Intelligence
  • Create Ways to Be a More Effective Team Member and Leader By Using Polished and Conscious Communication
  • Master the Keys to Excellent Communication: Observe, Listen, Analyze, Plan, and Communicate

Effective Workplace Relationships

  • Identify Behaviors That Support or Undermine Effective Workplace Relationships
  • Assess Personal Uses of Behaviors That Support or Undermine Effective Relationships with Important People and Groups at Work

Communication and Perceptions

  • Identify and Accept Personal and Professional Responsibilities in Communicating Effectively with Others By Becoming a “Conscious Communicator”
  • Evaluate a Model of Communication in Order to Be Conscious of the Direct Correlation Between Effective Communication and Strong Work Relationships
  • Identify Behaviors That Erode Trust and How They Can Be Avoided
  • Recognize Short- and Long-Term Implications of Communication as a Cycle of Continuous Responses That Create “Relationship Residue”
  • Use Rapport Building as a Tool to Improve Relationships

Investigating Emotions and Emotional Intelligence

  • Apply a Broader Definition of Intelligence
  • Redefine Yourself and Others Using a Multiple Intelligence Model
  • Identify the Relationships Amongst Emotional Intelligence, World View, Perceptions, and Effective Relational-Communication Behaviors
  • Analyze and Identify Strategies to Improve Work Relationships By Applying Emotional Intelligence

Building Better Relationships with Ourselves and Others

  • Evaluate the Impact of World View, Perception, and Emotional Intelligence on Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Self-Awareness
  • Identify the Impact of Self-Perception on Our Interactions with Others
  • Explain and Apply the Concepts of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in the Workplace
  • Identify Your Particular Social/Communication Style—How You Most Often Relate

Relationship Building

  • Identify Behaviors That Build Trust and How They Can Be Used to Build Effective Workplace Relationships
  • Recognize and Mange the Use of Assumptions in Explaining and Predicting Others’ Behaviors and Reactions
  • Apply Conscious Communication Skills to Assess the Situational Trustworthiness of Others
  • Analyze, Assess, and Counteract People and Situations That Elicit or Exhibit Unproductive Attitudes

Expressing Needs Within Relationships

  • Assess Interpersonal Influence Choices Using the “Need to Control” Continuum
  • Analyze When and How to Most Effectively Use Assertive Verbal and Nonverbal Behaviors
  • Apply Insights Gained Through Completing a S.W.O.T. Profile to a Personalized Influence-Development Plan

Relational Communication

  • Improve Your Communication with Others Who Have Different Styles, Therefore Building More Meaningful and Productive Relationships
  • Assess and Sharpen Verbal and Nonverbal Behaviors and Skills
  • Apply Direct and Indirect Messages in Order to Flex Communication to Meet Varying Goals
  • Utilize Feedback and Questioning Skills to Better Understand Others and Their Relationship Needs

Relational Listening

  • Identify Listening Barriers and Their Impact on Development of Effective Workplace Relationships
  • Ask Good Questions and Use Paraphrasing to Improve Listening Skills and Good Relationships
  • Apply Active and Reflective Listening Skills in Specific Types of Workplace Listening Situations
  • Apply Best Practices for Giving or Seeking Feedback

Assessing Relational Change and Conflict

  • Assess and Adapt to Changes in Work Relationships and the Work Environment
  • Identify Conflict Management Strategies to Fit Specific Relationships and Situations
  • Synthesize Skills Addressed in the Program and Systematically Apply Them in Creating a Comprehensive Plan for Assessing and Resolving Relational Conflicts


price for:

  • Non Members: $2695
  • AMA Members: $2395

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, PDU: 12, CPE: 14


Average rating 4.8

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Anna N.
09 Dec 2022
Active and lively teaching

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this course, it was very informative, interactive, and the instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. I really liked the activeness and par...

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Pom S.
07 Oct 2022
Recommended to anyone entering the field

My facilitator was very engaging. He was fair and balanced, gave real-world situations, and allowed us to discuss our experience within the team. I would highly recommend this c...

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Thomas G.
21 Jun 2022
Diverse group enhanced the experience

Interacting with many people from different backgrounds but in similar positions facing similar challenges was helpful. I was impressed with my inscrutor's ability to listen to ...

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