Attend our interactive workshop on August 31 and find out!
Good communication skills require a high level of self-awareness. Understanding your personal social style of communicating will go a long way toward helping you to create good and lasting impressions on others. By becoming more aware of how others perceive you, you can adapt more readily to their social styles of communicating. This does not mean you have to be a chameleon, changing with every personality you meet. Instead, you can make another person more comfortable with you by selecting and emphasizing certain behaviors that fit within your personality and resonate with another.
This workshop, facilitated by Chamika Ailapperuma, a Senior Talent and Organization Consultant at Accenture, will start with a quick quiz to determine your social style followed by engaging scenarios and discussion to better understand your style in relation to others. Tips and examples on how to better communicate will also be shared.
About Chamika Aliapperuma
I am a change navigator with a passion for aligning people, policies and practices that bring a new vision to life. I thrive on opportunities to navigate roadblocks and forge a sense of common purpose so that transformational initiatives can flourish, moving organizations forward. Whether the future demands implementing a new organization-wide technology system or developing strategic communications plans, I build partnerships, start clarifying conversations and map the action steps that ensure success on time and on budget. With 15 years’ experience leading change in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, I aim to lead a team in an organization that values collaboration, innovation, creativity and diversity. I bring a track record for “firsts”:
* The first operational strategy and back office infrastructure for a prestigious national organization
* The first national cross-sector career sponsorship program for senior executive women in communications and technology
* The first web governance model at the University of Ottawa
* The first digital communications team at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Areas of specialization: Change management, business transformation, strategic planning, corporate communications, B2B and B2C marketing, digital strategy, management consulting, innovation, design and systems thinking
This workshop is being sponsored by Accenture. In January 2017, Accenture sponsored the launch of the World Skills Alumni Program.
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