Using Communication Styles at Work (8/10)

Using Communication Styles at Work
facilitated by Melissa Breger, Assistant Director for Talent Development, Colby College
Thursday August 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sawyer Library, Mabie Room
Registration for this program is closed.

Do you have difficulty figuring out how to communicate with others or vice versa? Are you looking for ways to improve your interaction and/or strengthen relationships with others?

Communication, in its simplest form is a message that is sent by a SENDER and received by a RECEIVER. However, it is far more complex than a simple verbal or written exchange. There are many forms of communication besides what we say, including how we speak, our body language, and personal space.

Communication is an expression of our personality and can affect and influence our everyday interactions. In this session participants will:

  • Understand how communication impacts our relationships with others
  • Learn about the different types of communication
  • Identify your personal communication style
  • Explore the four (4) communication styles
  • Understand how to use these styles to improve communication


About the Facilitator

Melissa Breger, Assistant Director for Talent Development, Colby College

Melissa describes herself as outgoing, creative and thoughtful.  With over 10 years of experience in training and development, Melissa’s passion for developing and delivering learning opportunities stays at the center of her work.  She has a depth of experience in providing learning solutions with many industries covering education, healthcare, and national non-profits.  Born in Massachusetts, Melissa holds a Master of Science in Organization Development and Strategic HR from Johns Hopkins University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Additionally, she holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and Executive Coaching certification from Case Western University.