711-0527/15 – 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
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VYS06 Mgr. Markéta Janíková
MAL20 doc. RNDr. Martin Malčík, Ph.D.
MAT17 Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
MIK30 doc. PhDr. Miroslava Miklošíková, PhD.
SCH0130 Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
ZEM0106 Mgr. Tomáš Zemčík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time 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

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

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:

FORSYTH, Patrick. Successful Time Management: How to be Organized, Productive and Get Things Done. London: Kogan Page Publishers, 2019. ISBN 9780749498887. GALLO, Carmine. Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great. New York: St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2018. ISBN 9781250183477. LUDWIG, Petr. The end of procrastination: how to stop postponing and live a fulfilled life. Brno: Jan Melvil Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7555-020-0. MEHRABIAN, Albert. Nonverbal Communication. London: Routledge, 2017. ISBN 9781351308717. MŰHLFEIT, Jan & Melina COSTI. The Positive Leader: How Energy and Happiness Fuel Top-Performing Teams. London: Pearson, 2017. ISBN 9781292166155. PRINCE, Emma-Sue. Seven Skills for the Future. London: Pearson, 2019. ISBN 9781292259192.

Recommended literature:

BERNE, Eric. Games people play : the psychology of human relationships. London: Penguin Books, c1964. ISBN 0-14-002768-8. BALCAR, Jiří. Soft skills and their importance on the Czech labour market. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2018. ISBN 978-80-248-4245-5. GALLO, Carmine. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. New York: McGraw Hill Professional, 2009. ISBN 9780071636759. MORRIS, Desmond. Peoplewatching. London: Vintage, 2002. ISBN 978-009-942978-4. MORRIS, Desmond. The human animal: a personal view of the human species, 1994. London: BBC Books. ISBN 978-056-337021-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

solving model situations and tasks

E-learning

Other requirements

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

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Soft skills – meaning, description, development possibilities. 2. Structured CV - content, form, trends. 3. Motivation letter – structure and content. 4. Self-management – developing self-management skills. 5. Time management - developing the ability to plan, follow a plan and deadlines. 6. Communication skills – communication scheme, phases of communication, types of communication. 7. Non-verbal communication – function, analysis of basic signals, adjustment of space for communication. 8. Verbal communication – interview, principles of effective communication. 9. Communication techniques – presentation, self-presentation. 10. Dealing with the client – tactical aspects of dealing with the client, managing manipulative approaches. 11. Career planning – diagnosis (career type, team roles, self-knowledge - Belbin, etc.). 12. Preparation for the recruitment – organization, assessment center, model situations. 13. Managing stress and workload, work-life balance.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 85  85 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 1. Devising assigned tasks 2. Active participation in exercises

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Závěrečný písemný test Final written test

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