711-0527/17 – 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 graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesMaster, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SCH0130 Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 18+9

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:

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


Other requirements

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

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 1. To create a CV 2. To create a cover letter 3. Self-presentation 4. 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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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0715A270022) Mechanical Engineering Technology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270022) Mechanical Engineering Technology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270022) Mechanical Engineering Technology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2022/2023 Summer