When it comes to all of the amazing things for which many geeks are known, being a personable social butterfly usually isn’t very high up on the list. But the fact of the matter is, when push comes to shove, it’s the soft skills that can sometimes be the difference between landing a gig and losing one.
That means everyone needs to speak the same language and share the same goals. So you techies, need to realize that you’ve got to tailor that water cooler discussion about Open Source database adoption to ensure your non-techie colleague’s eyes don’t glaze over. And you, non-techie person, need to be interested in and acknowledge ways that technology has improved your organizational efficiency and work capabilities.
In this fun and provocative session, you will learn to better harness your intellectual strengths when asked to join forces with different personalities, varying capabilities and a myriad of work habits and opinions. Learn to better analyze people and assess interactions and relationships. Enhance your ability to collaborate and make your projects successful. Learn to take a complete wholistic approach to teamwork.
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Oh. What’s that? You have some tweaks? Well, you’re in luck.
You see, they’re still working on the curriculum a bit. So if you have time at lunch today (12:30-2:00), you could be part of a focus group that gets a sneak peek of the training. Plus, you get pizza. Just make sure to ping Rachel Kjack. She still has a couple of spots open.
Or maybe you’d simply like to attend and get those soft skills in order. And you’re wondering why I haven’t told you “when” and “how much?” yet. This is where we get to that part.
The course will be held April 29, 2010 – 9:00am – 5:00pm. Cost? Well, if you register before April 15, you’ll pay $199. After that date, the cost jumps to $239.
For more information or to register, visit Soft Skills for Geeks: Communicating 2.0.