Communication Skills for Bridging Divides

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Now more than ever, you are going to school, working, and living in communities with people who think, look, and have beliefs different from your own. This 45-minute course will give you the skills to bridge those divides and find common ground.

In this skills-based course, we will explore practical strategies and techniques to apply in your daily life. You will learn about the difference between dialogue, discussion, and debate; micro-affirmations; and how to be an ally.

If you are seeking to develop and practice these skills and apply them to build a more inclusive world, this course is for you. The course is also mobile-friendly.  

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Afam Okonkwo

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year ago
This is a nice course. I support what it stands for: bridging divides. I would encourage others to go through this course. In particular it can help to reduce violence and make the World a much better place.
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Irene Ogbechie

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
A very interesting course. I can now practice dialogue and not debate on my role. I can get a diverse group to my side and can move to theirs to create a mutual understanding and acceptability. This will really enhance the success on my current role as a community relations coordinator where I work. Well done for making this training available.
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Dongsheng Zhang

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 1 week ago
There are many examples look simple but people didn't think deeply about the nature of the problem, it is good to address the issue in the course. The participants of this course are active and their posts are helpful to me also.
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Tanuj Milind

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 1 week ago
It has changed the way we see things around us.The most important to put ourselves in other shoes and understand their view also.Above all ignore Debate and Discussion but Dialogue always.A new way to communicate and bridging gaps
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pranesh m

8/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 2 weeks ago
very nice steps and thought communication development idea's, also i shall recommend my peers to go through this course. This shall build confidence in your communication skills.
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gowli narsing rao

8/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a nice course. I support what it stands for: bridging divides. I would encourage others to go through this course. In particular it can help to reduce violence and make the World a much better place.
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Manolis Avgenakis

10/10 starsCompleted
10 months, 3 weeks ago
My first ever edx experience and course! It was excellent to begin with.I found the issues very relevant and easy to understand. Well done to catalyst and fine instructors for this fine course ! Well done Edx as well!
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11 months, 3 weeks ago
This course was worth it! The content is extremely relevant and will be for a long time. The discussion posts were a great way interact with classmates and I am pleased that only one post and reply had to made per discussion. I will definitely be recommending this course to friends who may be interested.
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Frederic Culmann

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
Short but very relevant. As a department head in a firm with a very diverse staff, I found it very useful, both personnaly and professionaly. I wouldn't say I learned anything new, but it brought me some very valuable insight on that topic, definitely gave me ideas for practical actions and certainly raised my level of awareness. I'll make sure to put it to good use :) I'm very grateful, thank you.
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1 year, 6 months ago
I found this course very enlightening and I can't wait to practice all the positives I learnt everywhere I go. I am so excited to receive my certificate soon as well.
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NILOY MAJUMDER

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
Course was good and this is the 1st course I've completed in edX. Course content was useful and easy to understand. Got so many insights specially the Micro affirmation and ally part, those learnings will definitely help to build a positive work environment and effective communication skill.
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Zyrah Nicole Noriesta

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
This will surely help me better my communication skills especilly in daily basis. The way of delivery was very clear and it helped me understand its importance more than I did before. Such a wonderful course!
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2 years, 2 months ago
Great Course!!! The course content was interesting and motivating. I enjoyed being engaged in it and felt that it was easy to follow and understand. The work was simple but involved. I enjoyed listening to the videos and reading the content, then answering the questions. I'm glad I took this online course. It will certainly help me in my workplace and in general communicating with the people all around me
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2 years, 2 months ago
The topics and approaches are made practical in daily life and contains numerous lessons. This course changed my approach to all type of communications in future. Million thanks to the instructors and edX. "Towards personal's sustainability and society's betterment"
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Jacqueline Hogan

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
The course content was interesting and motivating. I enjoyed being engaged in it and felt that it was easy to follow and understand. The work was simple but involved. I enjoyed listening to the videos and reading the content, then answering the questions. I'm glad I took this online course. It will certainly help me in my workplace and in general communicating with the people all around me.
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Elizabeth Moore

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
Content of this course is vital in a work environment. I feel privileged to have taken this and learned so much. There is plenty of real work information to apply to everyday life. I enjoyed all of the extra links and essays to refer back to.
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Maria Gutierrez

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
Great and simple resource in order to be more mindful of the everyday things you can do to build bridges among different people and thoughts. Even though it was a bit general, I think that is a strength, since bigotry and opportunities for using the three D´s can come anytime. With the help of this course, I will try to implement the lessons taught to be a source of change in my life.
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2 years, 8 months ago
A great learning source indeed. Well done and keep it up educating the people from across the world. This learning can be applied in professional and personal life and can be a value addition in a personality. I will look forward to under take more courses for my personal and professional development.
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Bernadette Marron

4/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I felt it did not address how to listen and engage respectfully with those who hold different values, for example racists or misogynists. Is the role of dialogue not to affect change, and how do we change objectional views if we don't challenge in a meaningful way?
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Brandon Cain

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Very good and short and straight to the point but still very insightful. Overall, it was a great course and I really feel that I have learnt a lot about the content
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Abel Guajardo

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I really enjoyed the course a lot of information provided in a short amount of time but I'm already putting it to good use. I think everyone should take time to an allyship and give micro's. Great course!
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mrudula phadke

6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
useful course with simple language for better understanding. a well sketched out course giving an incite as to what actually needs to be done though simple examples.
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Freya Lucas

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
I really enjoyed this course. It is logical in its sequencing, and has a lot of good lessons about tolerance and inclusion. It was a great "bite sized" piece of professional development for a mornings work. I have lots to reflect on after participating in the course.
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4/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
This course is well organized, i take two courses from catalyst, i notice that their goals is very important but they not consider any society's viewpoint. the total freedom isn't true for anyone. Any society in the world has its culture, first i must know what is the true or false (restrictions) in that society. But generally it's a fruitful course. Please Refer to your culture when taking this course.
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Dipshi Nair

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
This experience was seriously one of the best in itself, Language was simple and the way it was explained with each and every scenario was quite interesting. Now, as I m through with this course I would like to put these learnings to my daily activities while having a conversation with colleagues or friends and family rather than assuming wrong, I will think another way around. Will practice Micro-Affirmations with juniors as"It doesn't take much to provide though" Thanks for giving such a wonderful experience"
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Annette Smith

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Informative with techniques to use in everyday interactions at work and in social setting. I really liked the content on inclusiveness.
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Edwan Yuh

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
The course content is very rich and useful for everyone intending to have healthy relationships.i have been able to grasp key concepts when bridging divides and creating healthy communicative environments
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Sreyas Chacko

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
It was very easy to follow. The content is so easy and easy to grasp. I got many valuable knowledge from this short course.
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Cécile MARY

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
This short course introduce fondamental values to change the world. But more, it invite us to take a first step throught an instropective journey in our daily behavior.
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Pat Hill

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Informative with techniques for everyday interaction from workplace to social situations. Easy to navigate through the course. Can recommend to anyone.
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