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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Dale Carnegie Course® Skills for Success (1)

Formerly Skills for Success

Version 1, 2, and 3: 28  hours (8 weeks).

Various locations worldwide.

Version 1: June 2011 - June 2015. Version 2: July 2015 - September 2018. Version 3: October 2018 - September 2021. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: The course objective is to enhance students' personal growth, self-confidence, self-awareness and human relations skills and to provide them with successful communication skills necessary to be effective in interpersonal and business settings. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a personal vision and greater self-confidence; understand and apply the principles of interpersonal communication; understand and apply motivation and leadership techniques; apply listening and speaking skills; apply human relations skills to enhance relationships and manage stress in order to function effectively in both professional and social settings. Version 2 and 3:  The course objective is to enable students to maximize their performance, become stronger leaders and add more value to the organization. The course teaches students to build greater self-confidence, strengthen people skills, enhance communication skills, develop leadership skills, reduce stress, and improve attitude.


Versions 1: Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, presentations and reports, outside readings and assignments, trainer and student evaluation of progress, observation and self-assessment. The general program topics include personal development and business skills (enhancing self-confidence, setting and achieving goals, and managing stress); interpersonal communication (conversation skills, listening, giving directions, providing and receiving feedback, and managing conflict); pubic speaking (topic selection, content development and organization, and verbal and nonverbal elements of delivery); and motivation/leadership skills. Version 2 and 3: The methods of instruction include practical exercises, learner presentations, lecture, discussion, and classroom exercise. The general course topics include demonstrate leadership; celebrate achievements and renew vision; manage stress; develop more flexibility; build others through recognition; inspire others; energize communication; make ideas clear; disagree agreeably; gain willing cooperation and commit to influence others; put stress in perspective; enhance relationships and motivate others; build on memory skills and enhance relationships; increase self-confidence; build a foundation for success; and recall and use names.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Human Relations or (6/11). NOTE: Credit should not be awarded if students have already received credit for the Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications and Human Relations. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Human Relations (7/15). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in communications  (10/18).  NOTE: Students may not receive credit for this course and Effective Communications and Human Relations (DLCR-0001).