The Foundations of Communication form the first part in a series of modules covering different aspects of effective communication. The aim of this module is to provide you with knowledge and an understanding of communication foundations, how they shape communication and to recognise them in yourself and others. This is part 1 of a 2 part module that will guide you through the two essential elements that form those robust foundations. Part 1 – What Is Important To Us – Values, Beliefs, Needs and Wants Part 2 – The Power of Emotion Communication foundations are seldom taught and if we consider how our communication evolves from childhood to adulthood we shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that we often unintentionally miscommunicate because the foundations are not fully realised. Once the foundations are understood, every other element of communication makes sense. Each element connects and sits firmly on the foundations so it is important that Parts 1 and 2 of this module are completed before any other communication module.