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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

New Start (NS-1)


20 hours (8 weeks).

Various locations worldwide.

June 1999 - June 2005.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to develop a personal vision; set and achieve personal goals; and understand and apply the basic principles of interpersonal and public communication, leadership, and stress management necessary to function effectively in both personal and professional settings.


Major topics covered in the course are: personal development (enhancing self-confidence, setting and achieving goals, and managing stress); interpersonal communication (conversation skills, listening, providing and receiving feedback, and managing conflict); public speaking (topic selection, content development and organization, and verbal and non-verbal elements of delivery); and leadership. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, learner presentations/ reports, outside readings and assignments, instructor and student evaluation of progress, observation and self-assessment, reports, projects, goal-setting, breakthrough plans, and mid-point and final evaluations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Communication, Speech, or Interpersonal Skills (6/00). NOTE: Credit is not recommended if the student has already received credit for Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills (The Dale Carnegie Course [DCC-1]). NOTE: This course is similar to that of Dale Carnegie (Training Corporate) (TC-1) and Generation.Next (GN-1), although the target audience for each course differs.