Soft Skills/Leadership Skills for Technical Professions

This course equips students with crucial habits necessary to be successful and effective communicators and team players not only in their technical profession but in their personal life as well. Although this course uses many illustrations from the Petroleum Industry, the principles and concepts are applicable to other difficult technical industries. Role-playing scenarios simulate real industry environments such as a drilling location, a production location, and a well servicing location. The course addresses realistic industry situations that a new employee may find uncomfortable, threatening, or intimidating. Students will role-play to practice interpersonal, teambuilding, and leadership skills such as: integrity, effective communication, the power of a positive attitude, identifying positive role models, and projecting a professional presence. Critical thinking skills such as problem solving and decision making are included within the objectives for this course. Resume writing and job interviewing skills are topics covered within this course.