Personally, CPD II was a hidden gem to my degree program here in SIT. In this course of 13 weeks, I have been exposed to many theories and insights in the study of communication and it's research. Some concepts that truly impacted the way I think include the Thomas - Kilmann conflict management model, along with the concept of self. These concepts made me question the level of understanding I have over myself, and whether I truly want what I think I do. The most important factor why CPD II presents this level of value to me, is because such concepts transcend the module itself, and can be applied immediately in different aspects of my daily life.
Regarding the project done in CPD II, the topic of choice was heavily influenced by the members, including myself. Considering that 2 members were once in the housekeeping problem, the first issue that came to mind was the communication barrier that is prevalent in Singapore's context. Having been in the housekeeping department in The Fullerton Hotel, it was easy for me to relate to the problem. This familiarity made it easier to work on the project along with my group mates. Lucky for me, I was blessed with three other highly involved members, who continuously worked on the video and synopsis together. Jo in particular had a lot to contribute, given her extensive period at The Fairmont Hotel, providing insight into the problem she witnessed herself. Most importantly, Jo shared how Fairmont approached this problem, and which was how we collectively proposed the solution which held its realistic elements.
In totality, the knowledge in CPD that was imparted to me stay with me for the rest of my life, and I would like to thank Brad for his passion in teaching. It is not easy to engage students in an ungraded module, but I am glad Brad successfully brought our attention to the importance of this module.