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In: Work skills

What you’ll learn...

  • What communication is about
  • Why communication is important at work and
    in daily life
  • How to build strong communication skills
  • Tools to improve your communication

Course description

Communication is the skill we use to share our ideas and feelings with other people. Every time we speak, listen, read, write, or even move, we’re communicating. Communication is key to almost everything we do. We may need to use different types of communication skills in different situations. Communicating well can help us do better at work and in our relationships.

In this course, we’ll learn about:

  • What communication is and why it’s important
  • Ways to communicate better in everyday life
  • Tools to improve our communication skills

The Communication course is part of the UP Skills for Work program which helps you build skills for learning, work, and life. When you have these skills, you have the foundation you need to work well with others — at work, at home, and in your community. The UP Skills for Work program courses include: Motivation, Attitude, Accountability, Presentation, Collaboration, Time Management, Adaptability, Stress Management, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Digital, Problem Solving, Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Innovation.

This course is made possible through the generous support of Canada Life, the founding sponsor of UP Skills for Work. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. To learn more about the program, please visit the UP Skills for Work website.

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