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Soft Skills Marathon

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Four 1-day modules




Module 1, 2, 4 – offline
Module 3 – online

The economy of the future is a confidence economy. And therefore, the success of your company, global or local, will be based on the communication, social skills and the level of emotional intelligence of each team member. UCU Business School invites you to a comprehensive program «Soft Skills Marathon», which help you to master various skills - from communication and team work to the development of emotional intelligence. This is an opportunity to increase your labor productivity and to develop more effective relationships with internal and external customers as well.
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The program includes a series of four one-day workshops, as well as intermodular support for training with individual activities.

Schedule of training modules:

  • Time management and personal effectiveness (Iryna Tymoshchenko-Petrova)
  • Business communication and emotional intelligence (Nataliia Kadja)
  • Effective negotiations (Svitlana Kalitsun)
  • Public speaking and presentations (Andrii Andrushkiv)

The training will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Module 1. Time management and personal effectiveness 

  • Time management system.
  • Goal setting and determination. Matching professional and personal goals.
  • Planning and workload management, determination and evaluation of work priorities.
  • Self-motivation as a time management tool. The method of actual contexts.
  • Work with unexpected events that “steal” time. Process optimization.
  • Time organization of staff in the company: corporate standards. Tools and methods of effective delegation.

Module 2. Business communication and emotional intelligence

  • Business communication management in a dynamic and uncertain environment.
  • Interpersonal and digital communication.
  • The concept of emotional intelligence (EI), its main elements and competence.
  • Identification and understanding of emotions (colleagues and your own).
  • What will bring the Advantages of the development of emotional intelligence in personal and professional development.

Module 3. Effective negotiations 

  • Negotiations as an art and as a game. How to negotiate instead of exchange information?
  • Preparing and collecting information, setting up your emotions, considering all negotiation scenarios before hardcore negotiations.
  • General rules and instruments of negotiating (reasoning, questions, looking for interests). Roles and masks in negotiations. What masks we try on, in what cases they help, and what dangers they pose.
  • How to respect the interests of your interlocutors without compromising your own ones, and how not to take on obligations that will later become a burden?
  • When negotiations ‘do not work’?
  • Ending negotiations – what is next?

Module 4. Public speaking and presentation 

  • The main elements of successful public speach.
  • Creation of an effective presentation structure.
  • Preparing for a speech: how and how long to prepare.
  • Language, gestures, behavior. Interaction with the audience.
  • Tools for combating the fear of public speaking.

Soft skills is a mixture of interpersonal, communication and social skills, which affect the effectiveness of the company’s activity as a whole and its units in particular.

During the training program “Soft Skills Marathon” participants will learn about:

  • How to communicate effectively and to develop professional relationship through communication, as well as through awareness and perception of their own emotions?
  • What tools, styles and tactics are important for successful negotiations?
  • The most important teamwork skills: how to develop, to deal with and to motivate colleagues, and to evaluate their effectiveness and success?
  • Effective time planning. How to overcome the obstacles, to achieve personal and professional goals, to manage resources, to work with expectations, to delegate responsibilities and, if necessary, to be able to say “No”?
  • Principles of official public communication: strategy, language, ethics, effective use of the media and visual elements. Why does visualization prevail the text in the communication?
  • What is a self-presentation and how to be emotionally well prepared before public speaking?

Participants who complete all five training modules successfully will receive a certificate of UCU Business School (LvBS).


The program has been developed for those who want to strengthen their soft skills in their professional life.

Natalya Krychkivska
Executive Education Manager