BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-121 - Advanced Communications - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-121 - Advanced Communications - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will facilitate learners in building their confidence in public speaking, presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette and interpersonal and intercultural communication concepts and strategies. The course will also address fundamental software systems utilized in business. Learners will study how to optimize their use of software and web-based tools for business and leadership effectiveness and professionalism-an important dimension to being a 21st century leader. This course includes learners' development and understanding of core tools for effective management (e.g., budgets, briefing notes,) that are a requirement for leaders and public sector workers.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060 or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 and MATH 057 or Foundations of Math 11 or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments: 50-70%
    Final: 30-50%
    TOTAL: 100%
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • demonstrate skill at cross cultural communication, and managing/chairing a meeting;

    • demonstrate good public speaking and presentation skills; 

    • develop skills to use Microsoft Office Suite to produce professionally formatted business communications, budgets, financial and other reports, and advanced presentations; 

    • demonstrate the use of email software and related digital communication tools (e.g. videoconferencing);

    • demonstrate the use of business etiquette; 

    • demonstrate the use of meeting and management team strategies; 

    • develop collaborative business documents using research; 

    • demonstrate an understanding on how to protect personal information, effectively communicate through digital methods; and, 

    • develop collaborative documents (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint) and related tools for remote project work. 

    Text and Materials: Lambert, J. & Cox, J. (current ed.) MOS 2010 study guide for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Seattle, WA: Microsoft Press.

    Penrose, J. M. Jr. (current ed.) Advanced business communication. Nashville, TN: South-Western Publishing.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Fore more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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