Soft skills II

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Course Unit Code711-0528/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
JAS17PhDr. Iva Jašková
PAL04Mgr. Libuše Páleníčková, Ph.D.
MAT17Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
SCH0130Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
The course is intended for students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. It is focused on expanding the knowledge and soft skills - self-management, cooperative skills, assertive skills and negotiation.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- Repeating the description of soft skills and their professional development opportunities
- Creating a personal career plan
- Development of an innovative skills (development of creativity)
- Developing cooperative skills, identification of team roles
- Identification and description of the manipulative conduct
- Description of the assertive techniques and developing assertiveness skills
- Basics of the negotiation, negotiation skills development
Course Contents
1. Soft skills - revision, diagnosis.
2. Personal career plan, diagnosis.
3. Developing innovative competences (exercises for the development of creativity).
4. Teamwork. Role in the team.
5. Verbal and nonverbal influence.
6. Maneuvering and handling - identifying manipulative conduct, argumentation.
7. Assertiveness. Assertive techniques (model situation).
8. Negotiation strategy - soft, hard and principled negotiation.
9. The process of negotiation - phase, the course, preparation for meetings, time and strength in negotiations.
10. Negotiating tactics, team negotiations.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
BENDER, Peter Urs., HELLMAN, Eric. Niterný leadership : leadership from within. 1. vyd. Praha : Management Press, 2002. 219 s. ISBN 8072610694.
COETZEE, Career Planning in the 21st Century: Strategies for Inventing a Successful Career in a Workplace Without Jobs. Cape Town: Juta and Company Ltd, 2006. 88 s. ISBN 978-0-7021-7174-1.
RYBACK, David. Putting emotional intelligence to work : successful leadership is more than IQ. Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c1998. 233 s. ISBN 0750699566.
PARKER, Glenn. Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success. Amherst: HRD Press, Inc., 2009. 42 s. ISBN 978-1-59996182-8.
Bělohlávek, F. Jak vést svůj tým. František Bělohlávek. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-1975-7.
Čakrt, M. Konflikty v řízení a řízení konfliktů. Praha: Management Press, 2000.
Kadlec, M. Co potřebují absolventi škol pro uplatnění na trhu práce. Praha: Ústav pro informace ve vzdělávání, 2000. ISBN 80-211-0363-9.
Peters-Kuhlinger, G., Friedel, J. Komunikační a jiné "měkké dovednosti". Praha: Grada, 2007.
Recommended Reading:
BONO, Edward de. The use of lateral thinking. 1st pub. Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1972. 140 s. ISBN.
IVANCEVICH, John M., DONNELLY, James H., GIBSON, James L. Management : principles and functions. 4. ed. Homewood : BPI-IRWIN, 1989. 765 s. ISBN 025606671X.
Plamínek, J. Řešení problémů a rozhodování. Praha: Management, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2437-9.
Štěpaník, J. Umění jednat s lidmi 1. Cesta k úspěchu. Praha: Grada, 2003.
Štěpaník, J. Umění jednat s lidmi 2. Komunikace. Praha: Grada, 2005.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria
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Exercises evaluationCredit85 85