Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Course code PLM002 (AF:281848 AR:160010)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code SECS-P/10
Period 4th Term
Course year 1
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
This course aims at promoting the development of the students' soft skills, that represent a set of individual characteristics that are required to obtain an effective job performance. These soft skills can be expressed in every job which requires them, and can be classified into three groups: action management abilities, relational abilities and cognitive abilities (e.g. results orientation, initiative, adaptability, empathy, leadership, conflict management, persuasion, teams management, self awareness, self control, pattern recognition, system thinking, oral communication, etc.).
This course leads the students towards an exciting journey to understand one's own strenghtens, weaknesses and career goals, by defining a personal development plan to be used to improve the students' access to the labor market. This course represents a learning tool to be used in every career path and working sector.
This course has been developed by the Ca' Foscari Competency Centre (www.unive.it/cfcc), which is the research centre with the aim to improve people's employability by developing their soft skills portfolio.
Expected learning outcomes
The course allows the students to undertake a process aimed:
- to acquire knowledge on: the emotional and social competency model, the intentional change process, the distinctive characteristics of personal vision, the 360-degree assessment of soft skills, the identification of the personal strengths and areas of improvements, the personal learning styles, how to develop emotional and social competencies, personal leadership styles, emotional and social competencies in the selection and performance appraisal processes.
- to increase the understanding on the personal aspirations and targets of personal and professional growth; to demonstrate awareness on the level of social and emotional competencies needed to achieve their targets; to understand their strengths and areas of improvements necessary to define an individual learning plan.
- to apply the knowledge and the understanding of their emotional and social competencies to define personal learning objectives and to define a personal learning plan based on the development of emotional and social competencies.
This course is open to the students of Master's Degree Programmes (2nd cycle) in every discipline.
• The social and emotional competencies and their impact on working performance
• Positive emotional attractors and Negative emotional attractors
• The self-directed learning process
• Defining our ideal working life
• Assessing our competencies
• Understanding the feedback addressed to us: our strenghts and weaknesses
• Coaching sessions and Learning teams
• Defining a personal development plan and our learning style
• How to develop competencies
• Competency-based human resources management: selection, training and performance appraisal
• Detecting competencies: the behavioral event interview
Referral texts
Boyatzis R., McKee A., 2006, La leadership risonante. Intelligenza emotiva in azione. Etas.
Other learning materials will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods
Individual assignments during the course and final written exam.
Teaching methods
This course is characterized by strongly interactive methodologies and by an online learning platform where each student can find a set of advanced tools for the individual assessment and feedback, as well as a set of learning materials. The theoretical framework is represented by the self-directed learning model, aimed at supporting the students to use a method of managing their professional career throughout their whole working life.
Teaching language
Further information
A maximum number of participants will be defined. Information on the selection process and on the course presentation is be available here: www.unive.it/cfcc
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme