Loyola University Chicago

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola

Signature Training Series

Are you interested in taking a diversity and inclusion focused course, or a collection of classes, designed to provide you with skills and competencies in the areas of leadership, management, and/or personal development? The Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion's Education, Development, and Awareness committee is excited to bring to you a series of training opportunities each month. 

Diverse backgrounds (i.e. cultural experiences) and learning styles have a direct impact on scholarship, culture, and sociological developments amongst peers in both the classroom and/or workplace. Each month, complimentary on-demand Hoonuit courses will be utilized to learn best practices regarding how to support diverse learners in the classroom and workplace. 

  • Loyola faculty, staff, and students can login with your university credentials in order to access Atomic Learning.
  • Atomic Learning's on-demand courses range from 1 - 5 minutes in length.

*Archived course information is available from the menu located on the left.

November 2017 Theme: Communication Styles

Visit Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) in order to view the training series, Communication Styles. 39 courses will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:

  • Learn more about different communication styles
  • Identify when to use different communication vehicles (i.e. email)
  • Recognize different communication styles used by different people
  • Understand how active listening can help when communicating with other people

Learn more about the course materials below.

A. Getting Started

  • What you'll learn in this module (Duration: 01:13)
  • What are communication styles? (Duration: 02:14)
  • Why are communication styles important? (Duration: 01:17)
  • What are the different types of communication styles? (Duration: 03:05)
  • How can communication styles help me? (Duration: 02:01)
  • Do we always use the same communication style? (Duration: 01:56)
  • Determining your communication style (Duration: 01:46)
  • Determining the communication style of others (Duration: 02:25)

B. Communication Style Types

  • Assertive Duration: 01:59
  • Tips for being assertive (Duration: 04:35)
  • How to communicate with someone who is assertive (Duration: 03:06)
  • Aggressive (Duration: 02:29)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of aggressiveness (Duration: 02:41)
  • How to communicate with someone who is aggressive (Duration: 01:57)
  • Passive-aggressive (Duration: 02:30)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of passive-aggressiveness (Duration: 02:01)
  • How to communicate with someone who is passive-aggressive (Duration: 02:30)
  • Passive (Duration: 02:02)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of passiveness (Duration: 02:33)
  • How to communicate with someone who is passive (Duration: 01:55)

C. Communicating Messages

  • Choosing communication mediums (Duration: 01:51)
  • When to communicate by email (Duration: 01:53)
  • Best practices for communicating by email (Duration: 02:30)
  • When to communicate by phone (Duration: 02:01)
  • Best practices for communicating by phone (Duration: 01:29)
  • when to communicate in person (Duration: 01:05)
  • Best practices for communicating in person (Duration: 01:51)
  • Planning to communicate a message (Duration: 02:06)

D. Listening

  • Why is listening so important in communication? (Duration: 01:50)
  • Best practices for listening (Duration: 01:57)
  • Active listening (Duration: 02:12)
  • Active listening techniques (Duration: 03:56)
  • Common missteps and pitfalls of active listening (Duration: 03:37)

E. Difficult Conversations

  • What is a difficult conversation? (Duration: 01:32)
  • How to plan for a difficult conversation (Duration: 02:50)
  • Dealing with emotions during difficult conversations (Duration: 01:55)
  • Engaging in a difficult conversation (Duration: 02:18)
  • Feedback and criticism (Duration: 03:56)

F. Resources

  • Questions
  • Online quizzes