COURSE PURPOSE & OVERVIEW: Relationships, organizations, and communities hinge on human communication. Things are lovely when everyone agrees, feels safe and understood. But, what happens when opinions vary, the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and safety feels compromised? We see the results of these failed conversations and interactions daily. In midwifery, these conflicts affect the progress of our profession, they affect our local, state and national organizations, they affect client care and outcomes, and they affect our most important personal relationships.
COMM 1010 explores the ways in which we think about and see others (mindset), and our ability to develop and maintain the freeflow of information (dialogue) are fundamental to effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction in our work environments, the communities we live and serve in, and our intimate relationships.
Students will learn the models, tools, and skills to engage in an “Outward Mindset,” and successfully navigate “Crucial Conversations” in work and private life.
This course focuses on the Professional Excellence and Personal Greatness portions of MCU’s mission statement. The objective is for students to see real-life transformations in their private and professional lives through their commitment to the Outward Mindset, and Crucial Conversations models.