Communication in the Digital Workplace (Live Online)

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    Live Online

  • Duration:

    24 hours

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Communication Course: Overview

In this increasingly complex, networked digital business environment, current digital communication skills are more important than ever before. They can make or break your success and enjoyment in the workplace. Routine surveys of employers consistently show that communication skills are critical for job placement, proper performance, career advancement and overall organizational success. What does that mean for you? Your ability to effectively and clearly communicate with your colleagues, clients or your employer has a direct impact on your own career success and on the success of the company you are working for too. This is where a digital or business communication course can make all the difference to your career.

When making hiring decisions, employers will often rank communication skills among the top factors in their decision-making. Being able to clearly express your collaborative ideas and your unique perspective will really help you to stand out from other job applicants. Nowadays, many job advertisements will call for excellent oral and written communication skills along with core interpersonal skills and the ability to flourish within a team setting.

The Ashton College digital workplace communication course offers you the most relevant and current information about communicating with your colleagues and clients. Now more than ever, it is important that you feel confident and adept at navigating a modern and efficient workplace driven by the constant exchange of valuable information and ideas. Continuing education is ideal for anyone, whether you are just entering the workplace for the first time or returning to the workplace after a hiatus. The course is particularly beneficial even if you are simply wanting to update your current communication skills and improve your workplace relationships and workflow. With the help of our expert instructors, you will gain practical tips, insight and recommendations to really help you thrive in your workplace communications.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have increased knowledge of:

  • The tools for successful communication in the 21st-century workplace
  • Communication trends and challenges in today’s workplaces
  • Teamwork and its effects on communication
  • Navigating face to face and virtual meetings
  • Nonverbal communication
  • The importance of intercultural communication
  • Communicating ideas verbally and in writing
  • Internal workplace communication
  • Preparing business reports, business plans, proposals and presentations


Sharon Seidler


Inspiring purpose and enabling success, Sharon Seidler is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, creative serial entrepreneur, thoughtful human resources professional, engaging course developer, instructor, and motivating professional coach. She has experience in multiple industries, having worked in community, public, private, union and non-unionized organizations over the past 32 years. During this time, she has gained proficiencies in international and virtual workforce development, cultural revitalization, collaborative trusts, innovative change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.

Sharon holds certificates in Human Resource Management from the University of Alberta, Professional and Adult Learning Instruction from the Northern Institute of Technology and Conflict Resolution and LEAN Six-Sigma Yellow-Belt from Kansas State University. She is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent in Alberta and Arizona. She is currently an active member of the Kansas State Supreme Court Advisory Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a leadership role on the Education, Research and Training Committee with the Association for Conflict Resolution.

As an experiential learning instructor, Sharon unites her work and personal experience with research, theory and application to generate an experiential learning setting geared toward student and apprentice growth. In her personal life, Sharon is a wife, friend, step-mom and grandma, sister and daughter. She enjoys active social time with her friends, family and colleagues.

*Subject to change without notice



Live Online

Part Time:

  • Coming Soon
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities



Required Materials

  • Business Communication: Process and Product, 5th Edition. Guffey, Loewy, Rhodes, Rogin. Nelson Education. ISBN-10: 017671393X. ISBN-13: 978-0176713935.


The registration fee for this course is $495.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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