711-0527/18 – 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
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesMaster, Bachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOC60 Mgr. Eva Kocybalová
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.
RAN0047 PaedDr. Mgr. Martin Rangl
SCH0130 Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2
Part-time Graded credit 8+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:

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

E-learning

Other requirements

1. To create a CV 2. To create a cover letter 3. Self-presentation 4. Active participation in exercises

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Soft skills - meaning, description, development opportunities. 2. Preparing for the tender – organization, assessment center, model situations. 3. Structured CV - form, content, trends. 4. Cover letter - structure and content. 5. Preparation for the interview, self-presentation. 6. Career planning - diagnostics (career type, team roles, self-knowledge - Holland, Belbin etc.). 7. Self-management - developing the skills, diagnosis. 8. Time management - developing the ability to plan, following the schedule, deadlines. 9. Communication skills - communication scheme, communication phase, types of communication. 10. Nonverbal communication - function, analysis of basic signals, adjustment of space for communication. 11. Verbal communication - interview, principles of effective communication. 12. Communication techniques - presentation, meeting, moderation. 13. Negotiations with clients – the tactical aspects of negotiations with the client, managing manipulative approaches. 14. Assertive communication techniques.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 1. Devising assigned tasks 2. Active participation in exercises

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