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BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals

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Course Description

Build self-awareness, cultural familiarity and interpersonal skills for communicating effectively and appropriately in Canadian business settings. Learn how culture influences communication style and understand your own preferences for interacting with others. Gain insights into the hidden rules of preferred interaction in the Canadian workplace, practise flexibility in using a range of styles, and develop soft skill competencies for improving your job performance and career prospects.

Please Note: Students can take either BMC 206 Management Communications or BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals for certificate credit in designated programs. Credit will be granted for one course only.

Course Details

Practical strategies discussed include effective ways of giving and receiving feedback, managing conflict, participating in meetings and making formal and informal presentations.


Broad Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to communicate more effectively and appropriately in a Canadian business setting. You will develop awareness of your communication style preferences, familiarity with the “hidden” rules and patterns of interaction favored in the workplace in Canada, and skill in adjusting your communication style to be more effective as a professional in Canada.

Supporting Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the connection between language, culture and communication
  • Recognize and develop an appreciation of your own and other communication styles
  • Identify the cultural underpinnings of Canadian workplace expectations and communication norms
  • Employ both verbal and non-verbal communication skills to send clear, congruent messages
  • Communicate with an appropriate level of directness, formality and brevity
  • Give and interpret feedback constructively
  • Negotiate workplace conflict in a respectful and culturally appropriate way
  • Participate actively in meetings
  • Plan, organize and deliver an effective oral presentation

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 316 - 009 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
19 Jan 2017 to 13 Apr 2017
Number of Sessions: 13 Sessions
Hours: 40.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    595.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Anca Roman
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions


Authors: Lionel Laroche


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  Section Notes:  

Please Note: Students can take either BMC 206 Management Communications OR BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals for credit in their certificate program.

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn;(D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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