1st RESTART Camp on Soft Skills
Leadership, Team Working and Public Speaking for a Research Career
A Soft Skills 4 Research (S24R) Initiative
Alice Bongiorni has been helping companies build purpose-driven brands and become more innovative for almost two decades.
Currently, she serves as a Trainer and Facilitator, specializing in soft skill training and development. Her expertise extends to vision setting, team collaboration, culture design, transformational leadership, system thinking, agility, and human-centred design.
Her mission is to help people and organizations creatively solve complex problems, accelerate change, and embrace the long game.
Michela Catenacci is communication consultant and lecturer in research centres, universities, schools and companies on issues mainly related to: public speaking, knowledge dissemination, conflict management and decision analysis, emotional intelligence and communication.
She is TEDx organizer and curator, and speakers’ coach. She was Director of Communication and Research for the Valore D association of companies. Michela holds a PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development and has a long international experience in research on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, with a focus on complex decision analysis.
Roberto Verdone is Full Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Bologna, and Director of WiLab, the National Laboratory of Wireless Communications of CNIT. Since 2010, he teaches courses on soft skills at the University of Bologna. He leads the project Soft Skills 4 Success, oriented at talent assessment, in collaboration with experts of human resources. He is TEDx speaker and give speeches on the role of digital innovation at business fora. In the context of the National RESTART program, he coordinates all tasks on Education and Training. This includes the provision of courses on soft skills.
50€ for the first 30 participants, 200€ for the others.
Payment must be made within one week of registration otherwise the registration will be canceled.
The ticket will be validated by e-mail after verification of payment.
HOW TO PAY:
Account holder: Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT)
Bank: Credit Agricole S.p.A. Sede Centrale di Parma 1 - Via Università N.1/A - 43100 Parma
Bank codes: ABI: 06230 – CAB: 12700 – CIN: B – C/C: 000036171682
Bank transfer description: SURNAME AND NAME – RESTART Camp on Soft Skills January 2024
the maximum number of tickets each person can take is 1. Everyone must sign up with their own email and cannot take the ticket for other people.
What is a soft skill? Is it innate, or can it be learned? Why soft skills are so relevant, and which ones are the most important? The role of soft skills in the successful career of a researcher is discussed. Also, the importance of soft skills in the different roles that a telecommunications engineer can take, are discussed, starting from the indications offered by the HR departments of the RESTART companies.
According to Daniel Kahneman, individuals can be split into two categories: Humans, and Econs. Each of the two has specific cognitive styles: how they behave in front of other people, as a reaction to external stimuli, and when a decision has to be taken, depends on the category. In this lecture block, participants will first realize the difference between a Human and an Econ, then tests will be made for each participant to learn which category they belong to. Additional aspects of behavioral psychology will be introduced to complete the block dedicated to cognitive styles.
Participants will be asked to present themselves to the other participants and to the mentors in the most informal way possible, in 60 seconds, displaying one single slide. The scope of the presentation is for them to introduce themselves, show their personality, and describe their professional ambitions and life passions. Mentors will assess initial participants' para-verbal and non-verbal capacities.
In an increasingly complex and constantly changing world, the ability to recognize and positively manage emotions emerges as a key skill for personal and professional development. Acquiring greater emotional intelligence means making more informed and sustainable decisions, achieving high performance, and building strong interpersonal relationships. In this lecture block, participants will learn how to practice emotional intelligence in their everyday life, applying specific tools based on a model of constant learning and development.
The fundamental principles of human communication will be revised, starting with Paul Watzlawick. Their application to situations of daily professional life, like job interviews and one-to-one meetings, will be discussed.
The main purpose of this lecture block is to provide a range of tools to improve expressive and communicative abilities. Through practical and engaging activities, this training block works on raising awareness of the communicative power of the body and voice, on their crucial role in building trust and empathy between the speaker and their audience.