Western Kentucky University

CWD: Courses: Communication in the Workplace

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Communicating With Men and Women


Men and women use different words, forms, and styles to communicate. These variations cause frequent misunderstandings and often lead to serious consequences. This workshop will focus on how to recognize the varied communication patterns of men and women and how to enhance one’s communication in a diverse work place.


The participant will learn: (1) how men and women communicate in different ways, and (2) how they can become effective as communicators and interpreters of messages.

Content Outline

  • Discussion of male and female communication styles
  • Inventory of your personal communication style
  • Role play and case studies that assist in dealing with gender–related differences in communication
  • Success strategies for mixed–gender communication in the workplace

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for managers, supervisors and employees, whose work effectiveness depends on clear communication with other people.

 Last Modified 7/22/13