ERIC Number: ED194920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Organizational Communication Consulting Spectrum.
Tubbs, Stewart L.; Widgery, Robin N.
Surveys of business managers provide evidence that organizations need help in developing employee communication competencies. Recognizing this need, the speech profession has begun to show an increasing interest in developing both undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational communication. The need for developing communication skills within organizations has also created the opportunity for consulting. The spectrum of organizational communication consulting activities includes guest speaking, conducting workshops, conducting management training programs, part-time consulting, contracted consulting, and full-time, inhouse consulting. To become a consultant, one can begin by giving speeches or workshops--without fee--in churches, on campus, and in the community. Eventually speakers' or presenters' abilities will become known and they will be asked to speak or do a workshop somewhere else. It would seem that people trained in interpersonal communication ought to be able to implement these communication concepts outside the classroom. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).