Soft skills in Action

NEWS

 

11/11/2017

Admitted to Padua Course

Admitted to the Soft Skills course – Padova

 

10/11/2017
Admitted to Vicenza Course

Admitted to the Soft Skills course – Vicenza

 

Objectives

The importance of Cross Skills – Soft Skills – is currently at the center of professional development and business organization. They are skills directly related to the way you interact with others and with yourself, enabling you to enhance your technical skills and your personal awareness, both in social contexts and in working environments. They represent a distinctive element of utmost importance in future graduates’ résumé building.
The course aims to raise awareness of the role of soft skills in students’ professional career paths and to foster the development of skills complimentary to technical/professional ones during students’ academic journey.

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Course Syllabus

The course is a total of 30 hours of academics that will be carried out using the method of Experiential Learning. There will be 12 classes of 2.5 hours each for the course in Padua, and 10 classes of 3 hours each for the course in Vicenza.

Course activities will be based on Experiential Learning, which considers the experience of an event as a significant matter in personal development, always followed by a time of personal reflection about the experience. Experiences happen through metaphors: this allows students to break from traditional conventions and puts participants in challenging situations characterized by direct action and participation, and emotional engagement.

The group of participants will consist of a total of 60 students for each version of the course, divided into subgroups during the lessons for interactive activities. Each subgroup for in-class work will be composed of at least 6 students and no more than 15.

The course proposes to develop the following critical abilities in students:

MODULE 1:

The Soft Skills map: personal, cognitive, relational, and organizational cross-skills.

Experiential Learning; formation of subgroups according to the “Social Style Model”: communication methods; objective learning.

MODULE 2:

Testimonies of professionals or representatives from the working world

 

MODULE 3:

Extension and development of the following skills:
    Personal Skills: Emotional Intelligence, Time Management, Focus on goals.
    Relational Skills: Negotiation and Conflict Management, Communication, Public Speaking, Meeting Management, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Leadership.
    Cognitive Skills: Analysis and Synthesis, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Creativity.
    Organizational Skills: Project Management, Jurisdiction, Planning, Goal Setting.

Class Schedule

Padua Course: Fall 2016/17 semester, 60 students

Classes will take place on Tuesday from 5 pm to 7.30 pm at the University College Mazza in Via dei Savonarola, 176 in Padua on the following dates:
    

October 25, 2016
8-15-22-29 November 2016
6-13-20 December 2016                                                           10,17,24, January 31, 2017

Vicenza Course: Fall 2016/17 semester, 60 students

Classes will take place on Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Fondazione Studi Universitari – Academic Building V.Le Margherita 87 – Vicenza on the following dates:

    18, October 25, 2016
    8-15-22-29 November 2016
    December 6-13, 2016
    6,13,20,27 March 2017

Pre-registration and admissions

Students of any department and course of study can complete pre-registration. Attending the course is free, but pre-registration is mandatory.

In order to participate you must fill out the online registration form no later than:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the Vicenza course
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 for the Padua course. (Registration closed)

A maximum of 60 students will be enrolled in the course. If more than 60 students complete pre-registration then students will be accepted according to the following merit-based criteria:

-Year of study

-Credit hours already obtained at the time of completing preregistration

 

Final exam and university credits

Students enrolled at the University of Padua may have the opportunity of earning credit hours for completing this course. The credits will be recognized upon successfully passing the final exam and on the condition that the student has attended at least 80% of total class hours.

 

Students of the following departments who are majoring in the below listed subjects will be able to receive University credit for attending this course (List in progress. Latest version updated on 03/18/2016):

PADOVA

ENGINEERING SCHOOL
(CCS Decision on 15/02/2016, 16/02/2016, 18/02/2016, 19/02/2016, 22/02/2016)

Majors Credits Awarded
Master Degree in Chemical Engineering
and Industrial Processes            
2 or 3 CFUs required for degree completion
Master Degree in Automation Engineering          2 CFU to satisfy an elective requirement
Master Degree in Bioengineering            2 CFU to satisfy an elective requirement
Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering 2 CFU to satisfy an elective requirement
Master Degree in Electronic Engineering              2 CFU to satisfy an elective requirement
Master Degree in Computer Engineering 2 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement
Master Degree in Materials Engineering 2 or 3 additional CFUs
Master Degree in Energy Engineering 2 or 3 CFUs required for degree completion
Master Degree in Electrical Engineering 2 or 3 CFUs required for degree completion
Master Degree in Mechanical engineering 2 CFUs required for degree completion
Master Degree Aerospace Engineering 2 additional CFUs

 

HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOOL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

  Major Credits Awarded
Bachelor Degree in Communication        3 CFUs to satisfy a laboratory requirement
Bachelor Degree in History         3 CFUs to satisfy an internship requirement
Master Degree in Historical Science        3 CFU to satisfy an internship requirement

 

SCIENCE SCHOOL
(Decisions of the Science School Council of 17/12/2015 and 25/07/2016)

Major Credits Awarded
Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology      3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,                                       upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Bachelor Degree in Biology         3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Evolutionary Biology 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Marine Biology 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology    3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Molecular Biology 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Health Biology 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Bachelor Degree in Natural Sciences 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Nature Sciences    3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Bachelor Degree in Physics         Amount and type of credits decided by CCS upon the student’s request
Master Degree in Physics Amount and type of credits decided by CCS upon the student’s request
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science                  Amount and type of credits decided by CCS upon the student’s request
Master Degree in Informatics    2 CFUs towards requirement D in “Useful Work Knowledge”
Master Degree in Mathematics                4 CFUs towards requirement D in “Seminar      Activities”
Master Degree in Chemistry       3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry   3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Materials Science        3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science and Technology 3 CFUs to satisfy an elective requirement,            upon the student’s request and CCS approval
Master Degree in Geology and Technical Geology 2 CFUs towards requirement D in “Seminar      Activities”
Master Degree in Statistic Sciences         1 CFU towards requirement D in “Internships”

 

VICENZA

(Decisions of the College of Economics and Commerce of 05/04/2016 and of the College of Business Economics of 19/05/2016)

Course on Hygiene-Health Safety Studies in Food           

2 CFUs towards “Useful Knowledge for Job Placement” upon the student’s request

Bachelor and Master Degree courses
at the College of Business Economics    

  2 CFUs

 

 

Promoters and Teaching Staff

The course was created by collaboration between the following:

Niuko

NiukoInnovation and Knowledge S.r.l. is the largest Italian company for the industrial development field.

collegiomazza

Mazza College is the only Merit-Based College in Padua recognized by MIUR and has been a promoter of university-accredited courses for over ten years.

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Confindustria Padova is the association of industrial enterprises and of the innovative service sector for the province of Padua.

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Confindustria Vicenza is the association of industrial enterprises and of the innovative service sector for the province of Vicenza.

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The Foundation of University Studies of Vicenza-FSU, continuing the work that was done by the Consortium for the Development of University Studies until 2002, is the expression of the willingness to institute university academic programs in Vicenza that are interconnected and related to the city.

EDUCATORS

The professors come from the professional world of business. They all share a deep knowledge of Soft Skills and Group Management. They have national and international certifications for professional development and training for specific professions: ICF (International Coach Federation), Development Experiential Trainer, Coach Accredited by SixSeconds (SEI tools and Vital Signs), the most important international network in the field of Emotional Intelligence.

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Information

For information about the course please contact:

Mirco Paoletto
Head of Innovation and Development College Mazza
Contact: tel. 049/8734411
mirco.paoletto@collegiomazza.it

Cristina Felicioni
University Area / Confindustria Padova Business Area
Contact: tel. 049/8227189
felicioni@confindustria.pd.it

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