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Effective Communication for Leaders

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to acquire knowledge about effective communication skills.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3) common communication barriers.
  2. List three (3) factors that are unique to communication from leaders.
  3. Describe three (3) essential leadership communication skills.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about effective communication by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Diane Hinds, Ed. D

Diane Hinds helps individuals and organizations define their goals and achieve them. She has more than 30 years of experience in organization development, human resources, and executive level management. Her areas of expertise include: communications, strategic planning, coaching, team building, human resources, leadership, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, and change management. She provides coaching, organization development consulting and management training to organizations across industries, including for profit, not for profit, healthcare, communities of faith, membership associations, educational institutions and governments. She has worked with organizations of all sizes, from single proprietors to large, international enterprises. She has worked with several organizations in the healthcare field, providing coaching and training on communication and leadership development. Dr. Hinds has served as adjunct faculty for the University of St. Thomas, Concordia University, and St. Catherine University.

Effective Communication for Leaders - Healthcare Academy
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Effective Communication for Leaders


The target audience for this educational activity is nurses and nursing home administrators in the long-term care setting and other interested nurses. This is an intermediate level educational activity. Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. The focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

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