The purpose of this assessment is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in reflective
practice, using a range of diagnostic tools and feedback, so as to identify two key areas of
personal capability that can be addressed (improved) so an to increase their communication
This assignment has three specific components.
1. Diagnosis and Reflection. 1000 words
Using a minimum of 5 diagnostic tools related to communication, such as the Johari Window,
Communications Style Questionnaire, Assertiveness Questionnaires etc., you are to analyse your own
communication style for example across various areas such as of verbal communication, active
listening, non- verbal, assertiveness perception etc. see modules 1 and 2 in The Schedule.
You are to present the findings of the tools and identify 2 of your key communication issues that
you have identified as requiring development.
Reflect on two recent professional interactions that you have had within the past 12 months.
Analyse these interactions from the perspective of the two key communication issues that are
identified as requiring development. To what extent are these evident and support the need for
personal communication development?
2.Literature review 1000 words
You are to identify and explain the two issues from your diagnosis and reflection. You are to
define the concepts, outline key models and or behaviours that need to be developed so as to
demonstrate effective practice. This literature review needs to outline both the conceptually
(theoretical) and behavioural (interpersonal skills) that you need to acquire to demonstrate
competence in your chose area of communication.
3. Action Plan 500 words
As a conclusion you are to develop an action plan of key events and activities that you can
undertake over the next 6 months to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified as
requiring development in component 1. This can include the following:
· undertaking specific short courses, to develop skills (must be actual courses),
· undertaking advanced post graduate communication courses at CQU or other institutions,
· a reading plan to acquire conceptual knowledge, that may include specific communication texts and
self-help books (must be specified),
· maintaining of personal Journals reflecting on communication interactions,
· Identification of a mentor (must be evidenced).
This section must include actionable items with timelines and an indication of how you will measure