Workshop:  21st Century Workforce Communication Skills

Course ID - CTD0499-3

Short Title: Communication Skills 

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Faculty
Length of Workshop:     1.5 hours
Prerequisite none

Dr. Loren Ekroth will be presenting workforce communication skills which will address the challenges individuals face in various school and business settings.  DACUMs previously conducted by the School of Business with the business community identified oral communication as a critical employee skill needed by MDC graduates.  Dr. Ekroth will present skill areas specifically geared to improving communication skills in the work setting.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ways to improve image/impact when presenting to a group
  • Give examples of effective use of audio-visual materials including PowerPoint in a classroom or work presentation
  •  Identify simple ways to involve the audience including active learning and Q&A when presenting to a group



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0499-3
Course Title: Communication Skills
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.