Course in Foundations in Soft Skills

General

Program Description

3 hours/week, 16 Weeks

Employers all across the world, in every sector of the global economy, agree that some of the most important skills we need to be developing are “soft skills.” Professionals are needed in every type of job, including high-tech firms and businesses of all types, who are strong in technical skills, known as “hard skills,” but also strong in soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.

Over our lives, we naturally develop skills that allow us to make new friends, get along with others and use our “common sense.” In this course, we will spend time focusing on more advanced soft skills, so you can understand what future employers or clients will expect from you in the workplace. The added benefit of learning more than you already know about the softer skills is you will find that personal areas of your life can improve too.

In addition, each module has a section devoted to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). There are 17 goals in total ranging from SDG 1 – No Poverty, to SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. At Ubiquity University we strongly believe everyone should be aware of the UN SDGs and be prepared to work towards their achievement in whatever way they can. Agenda 2030 is about a healthier planet, a healthier society, and a healthier you.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of soft skills and how to use them in all areas of your life.
  • Describe the UN SDGs and have a working knowledge of their implications for our global society.
  • Increase your familiarity with exercises and tools used in today’s global workplace.
  • Develop a sense of yourself and your soft skills on a deeper level.

Faculty

Shelly Alcorn, CAE is the Chief Curriculum Officer at Ubiquity University and specializes in operations, curriculum development, and programming. Shelly stands at the intersection of technology, the education-to-employment system and the organization of the hypercomplex future. She is a frequent keynote speaker on critical issues faced by society. Shelly was formerly the Executive Director of the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) which was a 501(c)(3) organization with over 10,000 members in California in 37 separately incorporated affiliates. She was also the Executive Director for the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA), a 501(c)(6) trade organization representing the interests of over 1,300 independently owned automotive repair facilities in California. In that role, she was also responsible for oversight of a for-profit subsidiary, insurance brokerage firm and a 501(c)(3) entity. She holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Last updated Jan 2020

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How you personally develop, what gifts you bring into the world, and how effectively you bring these gifts to your community, are all critical to how our collective future will unfold. If you know you ... Read More

How you personally develop, what gifts you bring into the world, and how effectively you bring these gifts to your community, are all critical to how our collective future will unfold. If you know you are here to help bring forth a new world, if you are drawn to cultivating your gifts within an open-minded, diverse learning community, if you are motivated by a question-led life and an exploration of mystery, then Ubiquity might be the right fit for you. Read less
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