Overcome the fear of confrontation!
Do it now, it's free.

The Course

The Interpersonal Communication program focuses on increasing participant's confidence in their interpersonal skills through a combination of theory and a host of evidence-based exercises.

Trainings will be hosted ON CAMPUS on Mondays at 17h30, starting on September 20th.

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Week 1: Conversation - Listening and summarizing

You'll meet your instructor and establish a comfortable group. We will explore how to actively listen and how to use summaries to increase the quality of your conversations.

Week 2: Conversation - Asking Questions

In this session, you will learn to judge the quality of a conversation and to critically reflect on your own conversation skills. Additionally, we will work on making you more confident.

Week 3: Introduction to Kinesics. The power of non-verbal communication

You will understand and be able to identify the 5 roles of non-verbal communication, the concept of body communication and how to apply this in cross-cultural situations.


Week 4: First impressions, emotions, and other forms of non-verbal communication

We will explore silence and temporal communication techniques, the role of emotional display in non-verbal communication and the concept of proxemics.

Week 5: Non-violent communication

Non-violent communication is conformed by 4 components. You will learn how to apply them on formal and informal situations.

Week 6: Feedback and Conflict Management

It's important that you know how to evaluate different situations and give appropriate feedback. It's time to understand conflict management in a holistic way.

Students trained

+9

with a 82% course satisfaction rate

TESTIMONIALS

Afraid of confrontation?

We communicate a lot of things throughout our lives, however each person has their own motivations, expectations and interpretations of communication. If you aim to become a better communicator, this course is for you.

I feel way more comfortable walking up to people I don’t know to strike up a conversation. Our instructor Ayan was very knowledgeable, provided theory and did helpful exercises with the class. I can recommend taking this course - you’ll feel confident in your communication afterwards!

CHELSEA PACHITO

MSc CULTURAL ECONOMICS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALUMNI 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

How to become a better communicator?

Being aware of the way you communicate with others is a crucial skill in your professional and daily life. We will focus on verbal and non-verbal communication and feedback, and conflict management. You will learn how to evaluate your peers constructively. 

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Matt Hrusc       

Is a Master student of Psychology of Human Learning and Performance with 2 years of experience working in human resources. Upon a difficult journey of conquering his own fear of public speaking, Matt spent the last 6 years teaching and coaching public speaking. Up to this day, he has worked with hundreds of students either via one-to-one public speaking coaching, workshops or conferences in multiple countries. Currently he works as a trainee at Risbo, where he provides and develops didactic trainings for teaching assistants of Erasmus University.

MEET YOUR TRAINERS

Manana Natsvlishvili       

is not just a fruity name. Behind Manana is a Psychology graduate with plentiful experience with teamwork, communications, and video games! She's extremely dedicated and views her work as a platform for sharing valuable skills and making meaningful connections. By combining her skills in Psychology with her past experiences, Manana offers courses in Interpersonal Communication and Creative Problem Solving thru Minecraft. If you are looking for fun, open-minded, and original classes, clearly you've found your place.

Matt Hrusc       

Is a founder of LifeVersity and multiple courses that are hosted here. He believes that all humans are creative, and unlocking this potential is just about breaking mental barriers and using the right technique. Matt has a master’s degree in psychology of Human Learning and Performance and he currently works as an educational consultant and trainer at Risbo, where he provides and develops didactic trainings for teachers of Erasmus University.

What you need to know

IT'S COMPLETELY FREE

Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).

IT'S ONLY 6 WEEKS

You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover beforehand.

YOU GET A CERTIFICATE

We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.

RECORDINGS

Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.

COVID SITUATION

Trainings are subject to change in format (online/offline) to adhere with the measures taken by the Dutch government and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

DISCLAIMER

*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.

MANAGEMENT OF DATA

You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Ready to get started?

This time around, applications will be first come first serve*. Don't sleep on it and sign up as soon as possible! Once the spots are gone, they're gone.

Deadline for applications: September 15th at midnight.

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