711-0527/19 – 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 languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesMaster, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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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

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. 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

Full-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. To create a CV according to current trends 2. To create a cover letter (for real job offer or company) 3. Self-presentation (for a job interview) 4. Active participation in exercises

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