711-0527/08 – Soft Skills I (SS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master, Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VYS06 Mgr. Markéta Janíková
JAS17 PhDr. Iva Jašková
KOC60 Mgr. Eva Kocybalová
KOW01 Mgr. Petra Kowaliková, Ph.D.
MAL20 doc. RNDr. Martin Malčík, Ph.D.
MAT17 Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
MIK30 doc. PhDr. Miroslava Miklošíková, PhD.
PAL04 Mgr. Libuše Páleníčková, Ph.D.
SCH0130 Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
SOL06 PhDr. Oldřich Solanský, Ph.D.
VLK0039 Mgr. Iva Vlková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Combined Credit 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Definition of the soft skills and their professional development opportunities - Basic time-management - Development of the communication skills including training of selected communication techniques (presentation, self-presentation, negotiation with the client) - Identifying own strengths and weaknesses based on diagnosis - Preparation for a tender

Teaching methods



The subject is intended for students of technical or economic orientation or humanities. Students will be introduced to the soft skills with a focus on self-management and diagnostics (charting their own strengths and weaknesses), effective communication and career planning.

Compulsory literature:

FOERSYTH, P. (2013). Successful Time Management. London: Kogan Page Publishers. GALLO, C. (2010). Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. New York: McGraw Hill Professional. MORRIS, Desmond. Peoplewatching. London: Vintage, 2002. 526 s. ISBN 978-009-942978-4. LYNN, A. B. (2007.) Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes. New York: AMACOM. MŰHLFEIT, J. & M. COSTI (2017). The Positive Leader: How Energy and Happiness Fuel Top-Performing Teams. London: Pearson.

Recommended literature:

CHIVERS, B & M. SHOOLBRED (2007). A Student's Guide to Presentations: Making your Presentation Count. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publishing. BERNE, Eric. Games people play : the psychology of human relationships. London : Penguin Books, c1964. 173 s. ISBN 0-14-002768-8. MEHRABIAN, A. (2017). Nonverbal Communication. London: Routledge. MORRIS, Desmond. The human animal: a personal view of the human species. London: BBC Books, 1994. 224 s. ISBN 978-056-337021-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

solving model situations and tasks


Další požadavky na studenta

1. create a CV (europass) 2. create a cover letter 3. self-presentation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Soft skills - meaning, description, development opportunities. 2. Self-management - developing the skills, diagnosis. 3. Career planning - diagnosis (type of career, team roles, Self-knowledge- Holland, Belbin etc.). 4. CV, covering letter - the structure and content. 5. Preparing for the tender - organization selection, assesment center, model situations. 6. Communication skills - communication scheme, the phase of communication, types of communication. 7. Nonverbal communication - function analysis of the signals, modification of the space for communication. 8. Verbal communication - conversation, principles of effective communication. 9. Communication technology - presentation, management consulting, moderation, self-presentation. 10. Assertive skills. 11. Negotiations with the client - the tactical aspects of the negotiations with the client, managing manipulative approaches. 12. Time Management - developing the skills to plan, follow a plan to meet deadlines. 13.-14. Self-diagnosis, model situations

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 1. To create a CV 2. To create a cover letter 3. Self-presentation 4. Active participation in exercises

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0714A150003) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0541A170008) Computational and Applied Mathematics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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