We help technical professionals develop key soft skills for success in team and leadership roles

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Presentations and Webinars


Skiba Associates’ presentations and webinars engage and educate your team on the role of soft skills in success. Learn how to identify and apply some skills immediately. Each presentation includes a complimentary soft skills assessment and a 30 minute review of the results.


Topics


Build a More Productive Team through Understanding Each Other
Managing and participating in teams requires strong interpersonal and soft skills.  This doesn’t always come naturally –   particularly for technical professionals.  Attendees of this session learn: (a) How behavioral tendencies affect your work style and interactions with others (b) How to determine the behavioral styles of other team members (c) How to communicate and interact with team members who have different styles and (d) Key behavioral changes required to move from technical roles into project management.  This is a highly interactive 90-120 minute workshop, and provides learning that can immediately be put into practice.

Improve communication skills by recognizing behavioral styles
This 20- to 50-minute session reviews the DISC behavioral styles and how they affect interpersonal relations. As a result, attendees will be able to quickly identify others’ behavioral styles. That knowledge helps them to improve communication with colleagues and clients. Includes time for Q&A. 


Identify and improve soft skills needed for new career roles

This 30- to 50-minute session explores how soft skills requirements change as an individual moves from being an individual contributor into management and then into executive leadership roles. Attendees will gain a sense of which soft skills they need to work on and learn some strategies for improving.  That knowledge helps them to perform more effectively in their current role and prepare for their next position.  Includes time for Q&A.


Schedule & Registration


Do Your Project Team Members Work Well Together? Build a More Productive Team by Understanding Each Other.
May 16, 2018, 6-8:30 PM, PMI Chicagoland

U.S. Cellular, 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Room 4H, Chicago, IL

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Facilitating a Panel Discussion

September 10th, 5:30-8:30 PM, Association of Information Technology Professionals

IIT, 565 West Adams, Chicago, IL


Improve Communications Skills by Recognizing Behavioral Styles
September 13, 2018, Noon to 1:30 PM, Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare

The Great Escape, 9540 Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL

Soft Skills and Career Advancement
October 25, 2018, 12 PM to 1 PM, Kellogg Alumni Webinar