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Interpersonal Communication

Description : An individual who is competent in interpersonal communication can build effective relationships through clear communication and understanding with others by listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect.

Why this skill is important: Communication and relationship-building skills are essential to personal and professional success. Building strong interpersonal communication skills through experience will enhance your ability to interface with a range of individuals and groups.

 

 

Level 1
Level 1 Interpersonal Communication Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Level 1 of the interpersonal communication badge, you will be able to:

  • Define the essential skills of interpersonal communication (listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect).
  • Identify effective interpersonal communication skills.
Level 1 Interpersonal Communication Activities

Complete the activities below to learn more about interpersonal communication. More detailed information, including links to articles and videos, will be available in Blackboard. The quiz for Level 1 of the interpersonal communication badge draws from this material.

  • Write a brief reflection detailing your knowledge of interpersonal communication before you complete any of the activities for Level 1.
  • Read and/or watch a video about interpersonal communication including listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect.
Level 1 Interpersonal Communication Evidence

Once you submit your evidence, you will receive verification that you completed Level 1 for this skill badge.

  • Complete the online assessment about your knowledge of interpersonal communication.
Level 2
Level 2 Interpersonal Communication Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 2 of the interpersonal communication badge, you will be able to:

  • Participate in an experience that exposes you to skills associated with interpersonal communication (listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect).
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication behaviors (listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect).
Level 2 Interpersonal Communication Activities

More detailed information about the activities that qualify will be available in Blackboard.

  • Participate in three activities, or propose and gain approval for three activities in which to participate. If you want to propose an activity, use the Level 2 Activity Approval Application located in the Level 2 Forms & Info section in Blackboard.
Level 2 Interpersonal Communication Evidence

Complete the evidence portion of the badge after you participate in the three required activities for this skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed Level 2 for this skill badge.

  • Provide evidence of participation in three unique activities.
  • Write a short (no more than 200 words) description regarding the behaviors you demonstrated.
  • List the purpose or goal of the action you took and the skills you tested (listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect).
  • Write one goal to develop or improve your leadership in interpersonal communication. The goal must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART).
Level 3
Level 3 Interpersonal Communication Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 3 of the interpersonal communication badge, you will be able to:

  • Articulate a complex communication situation where you demonstrated mastery of interpersonal communication skills (listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, empathy, and respect).
  • Evaluate the development of your interpersonal communication.
  • Establish three or more SMART goals to continue your interpersonal communication growth.
Level 3 Interpersonal Communication Activities and Evidence

Complete the activities below to further present evidence of your interpersonal communication skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed the interpersonal communication badge.

  • Lead one new activity (cannot use the same activities as Level 2) that helped you meet the goal you set during Level 2. 
  • Create a reflective piece that demonstrates your advanced interpersonal communication skill level.
  • Write three or more SMART goals to continue your interpersonal communication growth.