Communicating well with professionals in and beyond your usual sphere is an important topic. And it’s close to my heart. Like many of you, I do it every day.
Last week, I was in New York City.
I’d been invited back to Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and the Region 2 Public Health Training Center, to give another talk. It was second in a three-part series designed to introduce some communication skills to leaders in public health departments. Using my approach of building BRIDGES, it was specifically focused on multi-sector partnerships.
It’s tricky work. I like to think I’ve gotten better at it over time, but it can still get me queasy and second-guess-y.
That’s not to say when I was still working in the education sector, it was all rainbows and sunshine. Most of what I learned about interprofessional communication came from decades of collaborating–or, trying to collaborate–with colleagues.
We know it takes a village. We know none of us is as smart as all of us.
Still, the challenges are real.
After my recent talk, I thought now’s the right time for an infographic.
So here we are! Enjoy (would it be too not-subtle if you shared with colleagues?).