Working Effectively in a Small Group

Course Code DSWP-124
Lecture hours per week 4
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

Effective communication skills are essential as developmental services workers typically work with a variety of people in group settings. Groups may include coworkers, persons with intellectual disabilities, family members, and community members. This course uses a combination of experiential and reflective approaches to enhance skill development. Students work in groups to develop communication skills, manage interactions, practice decision making skills, and apply problem-solving strategies. Reflection activities provide opportunities for students to analyze group experiences to determine the impact and effectiveness of group interaction.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:
  2. Describe the elements of communication that affect group process.
  3. Explain the purpose of different roles in group functioning.
  4. Develop strategies to improve group process and function.
  5. Analyze the impact of group experiences using group communication theories.
  6. Prepare a personal development plan to refine leadership skills.
Course Outline DSWP-124.pdf
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