Relationship Skills

Relationship skills are the ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups. This includes the capacities to communicate clearly, listen actively, cooperate, work collaboratively to problem solve and negotiate conflict constructively, navigate settings with differing social and cultural demands and opportunities, provide leadership, and seek or offer help when needed.

Relationship Skills May Look Like:

  • Communication

  • Social engagement

  • Relationship building

  • Teamwork

Relationship Skills May Sound Like:

  • When you ______ it made me feel _______.

  • Can you explain what you mean by that?

  • I disagree with you because _________.

  • What did you mean by _________?

Relationship Skills Building Strategy 

Count Me Down is a strategy from Move This World that helps students identify ways they are similar and different from others. The goals are to develop a stronger understanding of peers and to demonstrate respect for differences and exhibit empathy. An example prompt for Count Me Down is as follows:

  • 3 unique things about your family

  • 2 challenges you're currently facing

  • 1 goal or dream you have

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