Communication in the Digital Workplace (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    24 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: June 02, 2021 – July 21, 2021

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In this increasingly complex, networked digital business environment, up-to-date digital communication skills are more important than ever before. Surveys of employers consistently show that communication skills are critical for job placement, proper performance, career advancement and organizational success. In making hiring decisions, employers often rank communication skills among the top factors in decision making. Many job advertisements call for excellent oral and written communication skills along with interpersonal skills and teamwork skills.

This communication course offers you the most up to date information about communicating in today’s fast-paced, information-driven workplaces. Whether you are just entering the workplace for the first time, returning to the workplace after a hiatus or simply wanting to update your current communication skills, this course will provide you with practical tips to help with 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


John Kurian

John Kurian is a professionally trained and experienced accounting instructor with over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate accounting, finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology, and education. He is passionate about teaching and e-learning and draws on his practical experience when teaching accounting, business, and technology courses. He believes that good hands-on training and learning real-world experience are key in developing successful accounting knowledge, and skill sets in managing business operations. John has taught accounting and business courses in six provinces in China and has developed courses and taught or facilitated in professional accounting degree programs and MBA and graduate programs for leading universities in Canada.


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

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 (producer) 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.change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.

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:

  • June 02, 2021 – July 21, 2021
    • 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 to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience. 

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

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