Whether you work in business, a nonprofit, or any other profession, communication has become one of the most important subjects for all of us to understand and apply at a far more advanced level. From skillful speaking to effective negotiation, every individual and organization now has a stake in bettering their communication practices to impact clients, build partnerships, create dynamic and positive work cultures, and more.
Communication Upward was founded by Dr. Don Waisanen to bring together the very best evidence-based and results-focused work in communication with practical applications that can be immediately embedded in and scaled across organizations. Based in New York, through workshops and consulting Communication Upward is building a movement to improve the communication skills of professionals at all levels and–as communication experts like W. Barnett Pearce have long called for–evolve human beings’ communication habits in an “upward” direction across societies in the process. Four key values distinguish our training and development work:
To address this mission and these values, Communication Upward offers communication workshops and intensives covering skills that that can be immediately implemented by professionals of all kinds, such as healthcare administrators, educators, lawyers, scientists, and more. We also offer facilitation for retreats, meetings, and other events using the most appropriate, evidence-based facilitation tools to produce the decisions and outcomes your group most needs. Recognizing how quickly communication skills can be improved in preparation for a speech, our one-on-one speech coaching and writing services have a proven record of helping people rise to their next level through individually tailored strategies and feedback. Communication Upward further provides comprehensive strategic communication consulting for all kinds of organizations, moving their messaging, connections with media, and ability to reach new audiences more firmly into the 21st century.
For “Competency, Accountability, and Transparency,” Communication Upward abides by the National Communication Association’s Best Practices for Communication Training and Consulting