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Soft Skills I

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Course Unit Code711-0527/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
JAS17PhDr. Iva Jašková
MIK30doc. PhDr. Miroslava Miklošíková, PhD.
PAL04Mgr. Libuše Páleníčková, Ph.D.
SOL06PhDr. Oldřich Solanský, Ph.D.
MAT17Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
MAL20doc. RNDr. Martin Malčík, Ph.D.
SCH0130Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
VLK0039Mgr. Iva Vlková, Ph.D.
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.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- 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
Course Contents
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.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
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.
GALLO, C. (2012). Tajemství skvělých prezentací Steva Jobse. Praha: Grada Publishing.
LUDWIG, P. (2013). Konec prokrastinace. Praha: Jan Melvil Publishing.
MŰHLFEIT, Jan, COSTI, Melina. Pozitivní leader: Jak energie a štěstí pohánějí špičkové týmy na cestě k úspěchu. Praha: BizBooks, 2017. 368 s. ISBN 978-80-265-0591-4
PETERS-KÜHLINGER, Gabriele. FRIEDEL, John. Komunikační a jiné "měkké" dovednosti: Využijte svůj potenciál, rozviňte své soft skills a staňte se úspěšnějšími. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2007. 105 s. ISBN 978-80-247-2145-3.
Recommended Reading:
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.
BRODSKÝ, J. (2014). Time management. Praha: Ústav práva a právní vědy.
KANITZ, A. von (2008) Jak rozvíjet svou emoční inteligenci. Praha: Grada Publishing.
PLAMÍNEK, J. Řešení problémů a rozhodování. Praha: Management, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2437-9.
SCHNEIDEROVÁ, A., SCHNEIDER, M. Komunikační dovednosti. Ostrava: OSU, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7368-268-2.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded exercises evaluationGraded credit100 51