Communications: Part 2 (MGCC)

Gardening General

3-hour online class, 9 am-noon. Think about the greatest story you've ever read or the best speech you've ever heard. What made it unforgettable? Effective communication is a process that involves both the head and the heart. Communications is a hybrid course with an online and live session component. You must complete the online session (Part 1) before attending the live sessions (Part 2). This is a course that works towards your Master Gardener Certification (MGCC). More information below.

Communications Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. Please complete the online session (Part 1) before attending the live sessions (Part 2). You can register for Part 1 at any time and complete it at your own pace. Note: you'll need to complete the learning styles handout from the online portion of this course and bring the handout with your completed results to the live session.

Part 2: In this interactive workshop, we'll explore communication as a process that draws on an understanding of yourself as well as your message. We'll explore how to avoid common errors in miscommunication and how to improve your intercultural communication and listening skills. We'll go through the basics of planning and effectively communicating a message by designing a gardening workshop together based on four learning styles.

This class will not be recorded for distribution. Students must attend the live version of this class as it is an interaction based class. Students will not get credit towards certification for this course if they do not attend.

$40 plus GST for a 3 hour, live-streamed class. Course fees are non-refundable. Class times are in Saskatchewan time - CST, no daylight savings.

Registration closes one hour before the class starts. Register here for Part 2 or email us at conference.events@usask.ca. Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and any emails after this time will be answered the next business day.

About your Instructor

Kim West is a Master Gardener and Learning & Development Specialist at the University of Saskatchewan.  She has a B.Sc. with Honors in Geology and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences.  She has worked for nearly twenty years in the field of teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan as a coach/mentor of graduate students, instructor and curriculum designer of university teaching and professional skills programs. She has also spent time as a sessional lecturer and Professional Affiliate in the Department of Geography and Planning.  Her current work supports people leaders at the University of Saskatchewan in the areas of trust, rapport, empathy and mindful leadership practices.

Format

This class is offered in an online, live-stream format that you can access from your computer, phone or tablet. Your distance class will include your instructor and their presentation live on-screen and the ability for you to ask questions through the course chat. You will not receive a recording nor handouts for this class, but we're confident you will get good educational value.

Event Details

When:
Time:
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Location:
Online: Zoom platform

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