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Group Work Module

Skills Needed for Working in Groups

Group work requires both interpersonal and process management skills. Group work is included in a course to provide a safe environment in which you can try out new ideas and practices and learn some group skills.

Interpersonal skills

  • Building positive working relationships
  • Communicating effectively in meetings
  • Negotiating to agree on tasks and resolve conflicts
  • Accommodating people with different cultural orientations and work habits

Process management skills

  • Identifying group goals and dividing work
  • Planning and complying with meeting schedules and deadlines
  • Managing time to meet group expectations
  • Monitoring group processes and intervening to correct problems


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