United Front: Internal Communication Course
- 14 (Registered)
This self-paced course will help you& explore & discuss what works, does not work, and what’s getting in the way of internal communication. We’ve broken down this important topic, gave exercises to try out and see what works best for y’all now, while also helping y’all build internal communication tools and skills so that as your communication needs or abilities change, you’ll be aware of other things you can try.
This is now a stand-alone, self-paced course. We are requesting $10 for this course, with a sliding scale of $0-10USD. Please see https://pluralityresource.org/support-give-back/ for more info on how to support these courses if you are unable to give money for the course, or for payment alternatives. To compensate other than $10USD, use the “offline payment” feature, let us know how you would like to support the course, and we’ll manually approve you into the course.
This course also includes some work on “system maps” and allowing folk to describe themselves as part of learning to listen and feel around internally. Students will also learn and practice how to:
- listen for & better recognize different types of communication attempts
- work with inner world assets to improve internal communication
- conduct system meetings and improve group communication & brainstorming
- beginning collaboration with teams of headmates to improve communication and trust
- working as a system on agreements such as how to govern, safety rules, boundaries, and decision making
- & more…
There are many assignments in the course for folks to experiment on what works, does not work, and what’s getting in the way of internal communication.
Suitable students for this course might have:
- An attitude of exploration and curiosity.
- Already completed the System Safety Plan course &/or System Trust Issues podcast series (all episodes have transcripts available) before taking this course. (Not required)
- Commit to the full 6 modules and exercises, to help develop skills. This course is progressive and you will get the most from it if you make space to complete the exercises and to digest the information as you& go along.
For an overview of how our offerings weave into each other, and flowcharts to help pick where y’all would like to go next, see the United Front System Self-Help Flowchart/Decision Maker.
This course is a mix of text-based lectures, recorded presentations, audio recordings, and written materials/suggested assignments. To get the most from the course students will need to take advantage of all the provided materials unless they are marked as optional or suggested. If you have any accessibility needs we have not already accommodated, please let us know and we will make every attempt to accommodate you&.
Note: no fee is required for this course. You may select “Offline Payment” and we will manually add you to the course — if you want to expedite this please contact us so we are aware of your enrollment as the software doesn’t notify us.
Internal Communication: Course Introduction
Module 1 - Foundations of Communication - September 17-23
Module 2 - Internal & Non-Verbal Tools - September 24-30
Module 3 - External Tools, Technology & communication techniques - October 1-7
Module 4 - Intermediate Communication & Barriers - October 8-14
Module 5 - Advanced Communication & Collaboration - October 15-21
Module 6 - Review and a Q&A - October 22-28
Going back over topics throughout the whole group or bringing up new topics.
We believe in inclusive community, and strong advocacy and support for struggling, disabled and stigmatized community members. We advocate for faster diagnosis, better therapies, adjunct & complementary offerings that can help boost the efficacy of recovery efforts on behalf of disordered, dysfunctional and struggling plural & DID systems. For our full background pertaining to creating courses on this site please see Instructor Background: The Crisses. We are an autistic, disabled, non-binary, gender-fluid, plural-identified quoigenic DID-diagnosed polyfragmented modular system with about 157+ system members of a wide variety of types. We are geeks, authors, content creators, instructors, healers, coaches, and mental health advocates. We have hEDS, CIDP, Reynaud's syndrome, several other related issues, and are transition opportunists. We live in upstate New York in the USA, and we moonlight as a pet sitter. For our full CV, please see https://Crisses.org.