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Micro-credential Overview

The effective communication micro-credential focuses on developing a firm understanding of effective communication models and practices. The micro-credential also covers the various communication methods and mediums, building distinct knowledge on how individuals can develop strong communication skills and practices.

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What will you be able to do with this micro-credential?

Effective communication strategies, including written and oral communication; recognize nonverbal cues; use appropriate communication strategies in personal and professional settings and be able to differentiate between the two; manage tough conversations; and, convey professional presence through communication. 

Intended Audience

  • Graduate and undergraduate UCO students, students in leadership positions, President’s Leadership Council and Leaders of Tomorrow students, high schools, and adult leadership groups outside of UCO.

Instruction Method

  • Primarily an in-person workshop with some components virtual.


  • 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8


  • Interested parties will register via the Leadership Central UCORE page.


  • The micro-credential fee is sponsored by Leadership Central making it free for students

Contact Information

  • Contact Claire Painter for availability.
  • Claire Painter, Assistant Director of Student Leadership

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.