When entering a new position or community, the way you communicate with site staff and how you represent yourself matters. Frankly, your credibility is at stake. This webinar will explore types of interpersonal communication and provide tips on using assertive communication to address common challenges many VISTAs face when they enter a professional workplace. Finally, we will explore how assertive responses can help you build your credibility at your site.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify four types of interpersonal communication styles and how an assertive communication style can positively impact your entry
- Describe the dimensions of credibility and ways to build it
- Apply assertive responses to common confusions or misconceptions about VISTA within the workplace
The presenter for this webinar is Josh Netzer. Josh was previously a professor of communication at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and he is currently an adjunct professor at Portland State University. His academic research focuses on job seeking motivation, anxiety and self-confidence among young professionals entering the workforce. Josh is a featured conference speaker on mentoring and managing Millennial employees in the workforce.