About CourseBLT 116
Organizational Communication: This course is aimed at promoting the development of interpersonal communication and business management skills to work in a corporate environment. The course teaches business ethics, writing and communications skills.
What Will I Learn?
- Upon completing this course, students should be able to:
- 1. Focus on how individuals can learn to have difficult conversations without conflict.
- 2. Increase their knowledge and interpersonal communication among their peers.
- 3. Explain the effects of and coping strategies for communication overload inclusive with stress and burnout.
- 4. Understand the importance of organizational ethics in organizational communication.
- 5. Discuss and practice business management skills to effectively function in a corporate setting.
Topics for this course
Lecture 1: Course Introduction
Welcome to Organizational Communication, this week we are looking at an overview of the course and the syllabus.
Introduction to Organizational Communication Video11:08
Organizational Communication Course Introduction & Syllabus
Lecture 2: What is Organizational Communication?
This week we are looking at Organizational Communication, a conceptually broad field of that is defined as the flow of messages and all forms of communication within the internal and external stakeholders of organizations.
4 Types of Organizational Communication
What is Organizational Communication?3:13
Lecture 3: The Ethics of Organizational Communication
This week we are looking at Ethics in Organizational Communication as vital growth and logetivity for the company and its employees.
How does ethics play a role in Organizational Communication Video?00:7:40
Ethical vs Unethical
Lecture 4: What is Communication?
This week we are looking at an Introduction to Commuincation: The purpose of communication is to inform, to express feelings, to imagine, to influence and to meet social expectations.
What is Communication video?1:42
What Communication is and is not!
Lecture 5: Effective Communication
This week we are looking at Effective Communication: is communication between two or more persons wherein the intended message is successfully delivered, received and understood.
Effective Communication: components, context, body language, interference, and barriers
Lecture 6: What is Interpersonal Communication?
This week we are looking at an Introduction to Interpersonal Communication within organizational communication.
Lets have a TED Talk on Interpersonal Communication11:51
Interpersonal Communication defined
Assignments: One on One Interpersonal Communication
Lecture 7: How to develop Interpersonal Communication
This week we are looking at practical applications of using interpersonal communication within the cohort of the organizational communication class.
Lets Develop Interpersonal Communication Skills Video2:34
Practical Application of Interpersonal Communication
Lecture 8: What is Business Management?
This week we are looking at an Introduction to Business Management: the activities with running a company, such as planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and monitoring.
Business Management 101 Video1:49:23
Five Basic Functions of Business Management
Lecture 9: How to develop Business Management skills
This week we are looking at how to develop management skills so you can plan, organize, lead and control.
The many skills Business Managers need!
Lecture 10: Business Ethics
This week we are looking at Business ethics which secures a "line of defense to protect the company, enable company growth, and create a safety net from legal implications.
Business Ethics Video4:09
Business Ethics protects the company
Business Ethics PPT00:3:6
Lecture 11: Cross Cultural Communication
This week we are looking at an Introduction to Cross Cultural Communication: explore basic strategic of communicating in person and across cultures through various communication devices.
Assignments: Research Paper Assignment
Improving Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace
Cross-Cultural Collaboration is important in Communication
Lecture 12: Difficult Conversations and Communication
This week we are looking at difficult coversations as part of communication, although it can feel uncomfortable it is a necessary part of communication.
Tips for Having Difficult Conversations Video2:34
How to have a Productive Difficult Conversation
Lecture 13: Introduction to Organizational Network Analysis (ONA)
This week we are looking at "Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) is a structured way to visualize how communications, information, and decisions flow through an organization.
Communication within Organizational Network Analysis
What is Organizational Network Analysis Video?00:1:36
Lecture 14 :Communication Overload
This week we are looking at Communication Overload, when you're flooded with just too many emails, phone calls, texts, instant messages, and social media updates.
Communication Overload in the 21st Century
Communication Overload Video2:34
Lecture 15: Final Course Assessment
This week we are looking at submitting all assignments and completing the course assessment.
About the instructors
Pastor DaVida Blackman currently works as a teaching consultant for a private school. She is the CEO of an Event Production and Organizational Management company based on the East Coast and is a consultant for a prestigious non-profit company that umbrellas healthcare and educational services. Pastor DaVida has over 18 years of experience in ministry, pastoral care, and business development. She specializes in business and lifestyle coaching, chaplaincy, managing people and organizations, and organizational communication. Her years of experience in healthcare, non-profit, government, corporate business, and entertainment sectors of society made her a well-rounded person with a lot to offer to others as a consultant. Pastor DaVida has a BS in Biology and a BS in Organizational Management and Leadership from Nyack College, Masters in Divinity from Regent University, FEMA certifications for Effective Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving. She is also a certified Life Coach and Project Manager. She enjoys helping youth and young adults discover their passion and purpose through career development, self-esteem coaching and leadership empowerment.