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Take your communication skills to the next level

Professional Certificate in
Communication Skills
RITx

What you will learn

  • How to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.
  • How to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
  • How to use impactful images to enhance your presentation, communication, and messaging to impress your audience.

Everyone tells stories—that’s how we build community and share ideas. However, we don’t always communicate our story as effectively as we intend to.

Communication in the workplace may take the form of business writing, email communications, in-person discussions, non-verbal communication, public speaking, and even telling stories.

The Communication Skills Professional Certificate program focuses on effective business communication skills employers value most, from crafting a powerful story to creating impactful presentations and using tools for public speaking.

In this program, you will learn about:

  • The elements of effective stories and communication strategies, plus how to use them in the workplace.
  • How to use active listening and understand various communication styles to build rapport.
  • How to tailor your messaging to a defined target audience.
  • How to apply basic elements of the speech communication process.
  • How to craft a clear and impactful speech.
  • How to utilize best practices for presenting quantitative data using images.
  • How to incorporate basics of visual design with effective presentation skills.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
2 months
4 - 6 hours per week
$537.30
$597USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. RITx's Communication Skills Professional Certificate

  2. 4–6 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Learn how to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.

  3. 4–6 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.

  4. 4–6 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Learn how impactful images can enhance your presentation, communication and messaging to impress your audience.

    • According to Burning Glass Labor Insights data, communication is the #1 requisite skill sought after by employers, and writing and presentation skills are in the top 10.
    • GMAC Recruiters reports that oral and written communication and presentation skills are among the top 5 sought after skills by employers looking for management roles.
    • According to Burning Glass Technologies, writing and communication skills are scarce, and in demand across nearly every occupation, even in technical fields.

Meet your instructors

from Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)
Keith B. Jenkins
Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ammina Kothari
Associate Professor, School of Communication
Rochester Institute of Technology
Lori Marra
Senior Lecturer, School of Communication
Rochester Institute of Technology

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Program endorsements

Staples

To remain competitive in today’s environment, it’s no longer enough to build your organization with specialized, highly skilled professionals. To be considered high-performing, those people must also be well-rounded: great at building productive relationships, excellent internal and external customer service providers, critical thinkers, strategic planners, and—above all—expert communicators. This new paradigm has created a skill gap in the workplace. The Communication Skills Professional Certificate program provides the tools to fill this gap and help professionals take their skills—and their career—to the next level.

Mark F. Buckley , V.P. Environmental Affairs, Staples

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$597USD
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