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COM 91 — Become an Empowered and Confident Communicator

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Feb 3
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 27
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $335
Instructor(s): Amy Eliza Wong
Limit: 30
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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10:00 am—4:00 pm (PT)
Feb 3
1 day
Refund Date
Jan 27
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Amy Eliza Wong
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Are you ready to transform your communication skills and boost your confidence? Communication is deeply intertwined with our identities, life experiences, and the broader societal contexts we inhabit. While effective communication may come naturally to some, it can be a journey of self-discovery and growth for others. This course invites students to become empowered and confident communicators by unraveling the threads of cultural influence, delving into the psychology of interaction dynamics, and fostering a constructive and supportive community of growth.

In this interactive course, we'll begin by dissecting the roots of fear and identifying our personal triggers. We will gain valuable insights into the neurobiology and psychology that underlie the fight-or-flight response in a communication context. Through lecture and group discussion, together we'll uncover the unconscious behavior patterns that often hinder us from becoming effective, confident, and empowered communicators. We will also equip ourselves with practical tools to recognize and respond thoughtfully to fear and stress triggers, ensuring that we no longer react impulsively but instead create a purposeful communication approach that thrives in any circumstance. By the end of the course, students will have a new self-awareness, comprehension of the neurobiology of rejection and its impact on communication patterns, and the skills to practice empowered and confident communication in their lives moving forward.

Advanced-level proficiency in spoken English is required.

Conversational Intelligence Certified Coach; Founder, Always On Purpose

Amy Eliza Wong, the founder of Always On Purpose, is an executive leadership coach, author, speaker, and facilitator working with organizations such as Salesforce, Roku, LinkedIn, Lyft, and Genentech. She offers transformative leadership development and communication strategies to executives and corporate teams around the world, as well as institutions including Santa Clara University and UC Berkeley. Wong is a Conversational Intelligence certified executive coach, and she received an MA in transpersonal psychology from Sofia University. Her book, Living On Purpose, offers a roadmap of five deliberate choices to realize inner peace and joy, and it received the 2022 Book of the Year award from The Magic Pen.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Amy Eliza Wong, Living On Purpose (ISBN 978-1956072020)