Leading With Effective Communication

Develop communication skills that bring out the best in you — and in others.

About this course

What does it take to inspire others, promote a novel idea, or even have a difficult conversation? How can you position yourself as a leader through inclusive communication? How do you know that the message you are intending to send is what is being received? Join Catalyst experts to explore this topic and the important role communication plays in inclusive leadership.

All too often, we struggle to communicate effectively—particularly with others who are different from us in some way. This course will show you how the most effective communication utilizes the inclusive leadership mindset of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility and guide you on how to use that mindset yourself. Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing yourself authentically, and communicating across differences. With short quizzes, compelling case studies, and engaging videos, you will develop knowledge in each section and share your experience with other learners.

Throughout the course, you will create a plan of action to help apply the strategies learned in this course to your work and other parts of your life.

At a glance

What you'll learn

  • Approaches, frameworks, and tools for communicating effectively.
  • How inclusive leadership and effective communication are intertwined.
  • How to work through everyday communication roadblocks.
  • Strategies to create space for transparent and authentic communication, where people across differences feel safe to speak up and share ideas.
  • Discover your own communication strengths to build effective relationships in your professional or personal lives.

Learner testimonials

_"Since the day I started applying EACH to my life, everything has gone better and better. My plan to change the world is to use EACH and spread the word out so that every single person in this world can be even happier and more effective."

“I am starting a new job next week, so I am looking forward to putting all these techniques I've learned into practice in a completely new situation. Thank you Catalyst!”

“It dawned on me one day that I wasn't actually an effective communicator because I couldn't listen attentively before I voice out my opinion. I'm really grateful for the organisers of this very course. It's been wonderful, mind blowing, fantastic all the way. Thank y'all.”_

About the training provider

edX is an online learning platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to provide high-quality education to learners around the globe. With a focus on high-quality course content and a range of learning options, edX offers courses and programs in a wide range of disciplines, from computer science and engineering to humanities and business.

Here are some key features that make edX stand out:

  • World-renowned university partners: edX partners with more than 160 leading universities and institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley, to offer learners access to a wealth of high-quality educational content.
  • Flexible learning options: edX offers a variety of learning options, including self-paced courses, instructor-led courses, and micro-masters and online degree programs, giving learners the flexibility to learn on their own terms.
  • Affordable education: edX's courses and programs are often more affordable than traditional education, making high-quality education accessible to learners who may not have the resources to pursue traditional education.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities: Many edX courses offer learners hands-on learning opportunities, including labs and projects, which enable learners to put what they're learning into practice.
  • Active community: edX offers a supportive community of learners, instructors, and experts who are available to answer questions and offer guidance, creating a vibrant and engaging learning experience.

With its world-renowned university partners, flexible learning options, affordable education, hands-on learning opportunities, and active community, edX is an excellent choice for individuals seeking to upskill and advance their careers, as well as for businesses seeking to upskill their teams and stay ahead of the curve in their respective industries.