June 9, 2016

Speaker: Andra Hansen

Topic: Organizational Communication & Advocacy

 

Advocacy: The act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending a cause or course of action.

Top 10 Skills Employers Want (from 2015)

  • Work in a team structure
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Communicate verbally inside and outside an organization
    • Say it so you don’t offend, be considerate
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Obtain and process information
  • Analyze quantitative data
  • Technical knowledge related to job
  • Proficiency with software
  • Create and/or edit written reports
  • Sell and influence others

Examples:

  • Solve the issue, find who to talk to and who can help
  • Research for ways to improve
  • Communicate with others to problem solve and make an environment better
  • Influence Change
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