Course details

Communication Strategies

About the course

Connect with colleagues, customers and everyone else like never before. People have strange ideas about communication. For example, that it equals the ability to express your ideas clearly and persuasively. In fact, communication is less about that than about the ability to hear – really hear – what the other person is saying.

Course Description While this course does teach techniques for getting your message across, the focus is mostly on you discovering how you currently listen and communicate. As your self-awareness develops, your ability to then have your ideas received will naturally increase. A big bonus is that so, too, will your ability to leave others feeling heard and acknowledged in their interactions with you.

About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.