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Communication: the Savvy Public Health Professional’s Guide

December 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“When it comes to the skills most needed by employers, job candidates are lacking most in written and oral communication skills, adaptability and managing multiple priorities, and making decisions and problem solving.” The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace

According to a study by American Express and marketing firm Millennial Branding, a full ⅔ of managers prefer to communicate with their employees in person, while far fewer millennials see in-person communication as essential to accomplishing the task at hand.
It’s easy to understand why managers’ overwhelming preference for in-person communication may come as a surprise to millennials. In a world filled with twitter-facilitated revolutions and 4.5 billion Facebook likes a day, it’s not hard to see why a digital native would prioritize developing their electronic communication skills over their interpersonal analogues. By eschewing “traditional” soft skills in favor of greater technological fluency and social media currency, digital natives are simply responding to the trends that have redefined the world in which we all live.

Whether raised to believe that hard skills matter most, some Millennials are falling short on soft skills, especially workplace communications and a social sense of business.
The webinars are designed to boost the soft skills of the generation that will build the organization’s future — or fail to? The webinars will provide some common-sense starting points — setting expectations about communication skills that employees will need to acquire and how to develop those skills.


December 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Atlanta, GA


Diane Thielfoldt