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LFS02 Frontline Leadership - Communication
The act of communicating involves at least two people, the sender of a message and the receiver of a message. People communicate through words, behaviors, gestures, facial expressions, pictures, and signs. Communication is an essential tool in supervision. It is important for the frontline supervisor to know how to effectively communicate with their staff as well as other people within and outside their Agencies.
Course Objective
• Define communication and communication styles
• Describe effective communication strategies and how they can be applied in the agency
• Identify methods for communicating effectively at all levels of the organization. 
• Describe the role of the supervisor in communicating to build and maintain relationships with staff.
• Compare the ways a supervisor communicates versus how a Direct Support Professional communicates. 
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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