Communicating in Groups Applications and Skills

Author: Gloria Galanes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259870227
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating in Groups provides a fresh look at modern group communication while retaining the foundational information about research and theory that has made the text so popular. Helpful tables and images, as well as boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, “Apply Now“ situations, and current issues related to media and technology complement the information. Along with the authors' conversational style, these features make the text accessible and relatable for students, who will come away with a deep understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective interactions. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (fora small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here:

Communicating in Groups Applications and Skills

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781490281575
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Communicating in Groups, Applications and Skills. In this book, you will learn topics such as Communication Principles for Group Members, Becoming a Group, Working with Diversity in the Small Group, and Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Oral Communication

Author: Kathryn Sue Young
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478636953
Release Date: 2017-11-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Every day we communicate in our professional and personal lives to initiate or improve relationships, get what we want, function in teams, and learn new things. The success of these interactions depends on the ability to be effective in conveying messages. The Fourth Edition of this widely used text presents indispensable skills to encode and decode messages, guiding readers to develop their own communication style. Retaining its concise yet comprehensive coverage, the latest edition explores digital-age communication techniques and includes sections on communication privacy management theory and affection exchange theory. Oral Communication, 4/E presents a wide range of introductory topics in an affordable, straightforward, and fun format. Each chapter opens with clear learning objectives and ends with key terms and discussion questions. Interactive exercises throughout the book engage readers as they are asked to reflect on previous experiences, experiment with tools provided to them in the text, react to hypothetical scenarios, and think critically. Readers will benefit from professional sidebars that illustrate how academic concepts fit into the careers they will soon enter.

Organizational Communication

Author: Michael J. Papa
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781412973120
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication in organizations has changed drastically since the release of the first edition of this bestselling textbook. This fully revised and updated edition delves into state-of-the-art studies, providing fresh insights into the challenges that organizations face today. Yet this foundational resource remains a cornerstone in the examination of classic research and theory in organization communication.

The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication

Author: Scott A. Myers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412959391
Release Date: 2008-01-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication provides readers with the fundamentals they need to become functional and productive members of any small group. Readers are introduced to the fundamental issues faced by all small groups (such as socialization, development, ethics, diversity) and the procedures utilized by effective small groups (for example, task accomplishment, decision making, climate). With a focus on the individual group member, this textbook encourages readers to reflect on how their communication behaviors (e.g., communication traits, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening style) and practices (e.g., their leadership style, their conflict management style) contribute to their current small group experiences.

Civility in Business and Professional Communication

Author: Rod Troester
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820486523
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Civility has become one of the new century's -hot-button- words. This book explores popular and commercial concerns about civility from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Background principles of communication and the history and scope of civility are examined, setting the stage for specific elaboration of recommended practices in six particular business communication contexts. Explanations and recommendations for civil communication include concrete examples from America's leading corporations as well as testimony from communication professionals currently working in business and industry."

Skilled Interpersonal Communication

Author: Owen Hargie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317584568
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Mathematics

There is a fundamental, powerful, and universal desire amongst humans to interact with others. People have a deep-seated need to communicate, and the greater their ability in this regard the more satisfying and rewarding their lives will be. The contribution of skilled interpersonal communication to success in both personal and professional contexts is now widely recognised and extensively researched. As such, knowledge of various types of skills, and of their effects in social interaction, is crucial for effective interpersonal functioning. Previous editions have established Skilled Interpersonal Communication as the foremost textbook on communication. This thoroughly revised and expanded 6th edition builds on this success to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the current research, theory and practice in this popular field of study. The first two chapters introduce the reader to the nature of skilled interpersonal communication and review the main theoretical perspectives. Subsequent chapters provide detailed accounts of the fourteen main skill areas, namely: nonverbal communication; reinforcement; questioning; reflecting; listening; explaining; self-disclosure; set induction; closure; assertiveness; influencing; negotiating; and interacting in, and leading, group discussions. Written by one of the foremost international experts in the field and founded solidly in research, this book provides a key reference for the study of interpersonal communication. This theoretically informed yet practically oriented text will be of interest both to students of interpersonal communication in general, and to qualified personnel and trainees in many fields.

Group Discussion

Author: Kathryn Sue Young
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478610670
Release Date: 2006-06-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This affordable, concise guide to group discussion offers comprehensive coverage of the standard agenda, an approach that works for any problem-solving discussion. Readers learn a proven, relevant, practical approach to solving problems. The authors emphasize the creative potential of individuals and urge them to apply that creativity to their discussions, including imaginative ways to foster equal participation, inventive gathering of background information, rhetorically-sensitive handling of conflict, and critical assessment of potential solutions to a problem. Dynamic group discussion is a rewarding experience, and this book maps the route to effective communication in groups for participants and for leaders. As a collective effort, group discussion provides firsthand experience of the enhancement of individual abilities when working as part of a team, encouraging mutual respect and the synergies of collaborative efforts.

Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure

Author: Timothy S. O'Connell
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736062874
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

"Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure" builds skills in working in group settings and also creating and facilitating conscious groups--groups that recognize the personal growth of their members as a main objective. The book introduces students to group dynamics theory, how to apply it effectively, and how to deal with its challenges in the field.

Faculty Development Programs

Author: Alusine M. Kanu DA
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462024505
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Education

Professor Alusine M. Kanu in Faculty Development Programs: Applications in Teaching and Learning demonstrates instructional competencies of faculty developer, leadership facilitator, organizational developer, media specialist, and academic advisor. This well-thought-out text conducts discussions to promote learning how to learn with methods of study that respect faculties’ desires to be experts in specialized disciplinary knowledge and specific teaching skills. The intended audience is anyone wanting to learn about teaching or knowledge transfer and for teaching professionals and those seeking careers in education, communication, or in organizational training and development. Faculty Development Programs: Applications in Teaching and Learning suggests contemporary underlying research and practice on up-to-date influences of education. An array of chapters includes developing multicultural faculty, faculty development, instructional development, organizational development, gender and communication issues, media and new technologies, leadership and development, curriculum development, and academic advising. This book provides students and faculty with positive and productive ways of educational development.

Managing Group Process

Author: Marvin R. Gottlieb
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567205119
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Aimed at front-line and senior managers faced with ongoing reorganization and an increasingly reluctant workforce, this book examines what it takes to facilitate problem solving, decision-making, and workforce retention and commitment. Gottlieb explains that managers can most effectively facilitate by adopting a hands-on strategy for processes rather than tasks. This book describes the skills and tools needed for leading and managing groups with consistency, commitment, and courage. Six core skills essential to facilitating group processes are presented: DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Initiating DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Questioning DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Active Listening DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Responding DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Resolving DEGREESL DEGREESDBL Closing/Committing DEGREESL Gottlieb discusses the most helpful tools a manager can use for facilitation, including planning, organizing, and directing group processes. Ethical guidelines are provided in conjunction with a discussion of t

The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199909339
Release Date: 2011-08-22
Genre: Psychology

Group counseling is a dynamic and valuable treatment device used by therapists throughout the psychological disciplines, one that has proven effective in promoting change and growth in a variety of populations and settings. The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling takes an innovative approach to this expansive topic, providing both a comprehensive field manual for practitioners and an authoritative reference work for teachers and researchers. Comprising 31 topic-based chapters by leading practitioners and researchers, this handbook covers the full spectrum of current and relevant topics in group counseling, including: - definitions and background - history and efficacy - key change processes (e.g., therapeutic factors, group cohesion, group climate) - group leader strategies and characteristics - new applications for group counseling strategies, including online groups - group counseling with special populations - the future of group counseling With roots in the most recent and relevant literature, The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling is an ideal text for training programs (counselor education, clinical psychology, social work, or human services) or as a reference for researchers in counseling psychology. Whoever the reader, it a valuable and comprehensive guidebook for both students and practitioners in the growing practice of group counseling.

The Power of Small Groups in Christian Formation

Author: Harley T. Atkinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532634635
Release Date: 2018-01-10
Genre: Religion

Small groups continue to be a significant part of church life and Christian formation in the twenty-first century, impacting a church and society characterized by loneliness and fragmentation. As such, Julie Gorman is prompted to declare, “Small groups have come of age! They have found unprecedented acceptance and endorsement.” This is a comprehensive book on small groups and Christian formation informed by theology, church history, and the social sciences. It addresses both the foundations and praxis of groups, with a special emphasis on leading dynamic group discussions.