Session 4 - General Communication

The primary focus of this session is to:

  • Learning why good communication is important and how it can strengthen relationships.
  • Identifying good and poor communication skills.
  • Providing different strategies used to communicate.
  • Explaining and exploring alternate styles of communication.

The particular emphasis will be on:

  • Identifying verbal and nonverbal ways fathers and sons can communicate with each other.
  • Enhancing participants' existing communication skills and teaching new skills and techniques for better communication.

Knowledge –Attitudes –Skills Expected

At the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • 1. Better express their feelings, desires and emotions to one another through action and speech.
  • 2. Identify good and poor communication skills in themselves and others.
  • 3. Incorporate positive communication styles, skills and techniques into their daily lives, and utilize knowledge obtained to improve interactions with family and friends.


  • Affirmation & Meditation
  • Voting on Adinkra Symbol for Group Name
  • “The Listening Chain”
  • Group Discussion on Communication
  • Role Playing
  • Debriefing
Homework Due
  • African American History Quiz
Homework Assigned
  • Communication is Key
Materials Needed
  • Adinkra symbol ballots
  • Handouts: Effective communication guide
  • Flip chart or chalkboard to write participant responses
  • Role play scenarios
  • Pencils/Pens
Session Outline
  • Quick Overview of Today’s Session (5 minutes)
  • Check-In (10 minutes)
  • Activities (85 minutes)
    • Affirmations & Meditation (10 minutes)
    • Voting on Adrinka Symbol (15 minutes)
    • “Listening Chain” (15 minutes)
    • Group Discussion on Communication (15 minutes)
    • Role Play and Group Discussion (30 minutes)
  • Homework Assignment (5 minutes)
  • Closing Summary (5 minutes)
  • Check-Out (10 minutes)


Lesson Plan

Activities and Handouts

Adinkra Symbol Ballots Effective Communication Guide Role Plays


Communication is Key
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