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Poole Pack Development Series: Effective Communication

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December 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Nelson Hall 2405

Beth Ritter will be leading a discussion on how to improve the self-awareness of personal communication style, and how to improve communicating with others.

Prior to the event, please complete the survey below by the end of Tuesday, Nov. 26. The survey will take 10 minutes to complete.

This is an “IOPT” survey which stands for Input-Output Processing Template, and is an information, decision, and communication preference tool for individuals and teams. It is comprised of 24 multiple-choice questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. For each set of statements, select the one that best describes you. For company name, please write “NC State” and for team name, please write “Poole Pack.”


About the Event

As employees, we respond to ideas and messages in different ways, and we all have our own unique preferences and instincts for communicating and processing information. That’s why it’s likely you’ve at least once suggested a great idea to your team or boss that fell flat, or you’ve failed to understand a colleague’s creative approach or motivation to a particular problem.

Using the I-opt assessment as a framework, this session will provide you with added skills to listen, understand and communicate more effectively with team members and critical stakeholders based on their unique characteristics so that you can minimize miscommunications and maximize the team’s collective strengths.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand preference profiles for communication
  • Tailor messages that drive action
  • Recognize how your coworkers listen to and deliver messages

Key Projects/Activities

  • Participants will complete the I-opt assessment and receive a personalized report for their use.

Who Should Attend?

  • This session is relevant to all working professionals, as communication can always be improved in any organization.

About the Poole Pack Development Series

The Poole Pack Development Series will occur once a quarter with internal communications brainstorming sessions, strategic planning, and open forums to create a better atmosphere for the college a whole.




December 6, 2019

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Nelson Hall 3400