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Skills and Self-Empowerment Courses

If you want to embark on a path of development or acquire life skills that will be useful for your integration into university and expand of your personal experience and relationships, you can register for one or more of our courses.
Here below you can find all details about courses taught in English.


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  • Study Support Courses and Activities in English

Learning Needs Help Desk

Learning Differences at Bocconi University: Support for university students with learning disorders

Further information is available here.


  • SKILLS Courses in English

Managing Ourselves: Enhancing Our Human Potential Through Mindful Awareness

The course, made up fo two self-contained modules, will be held by professor Robert Grant, emeritus professor of strategic management at Bocconi University.

Please check the dedicated webpage for all the details.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion: from awareness to first actions

"Wisdom is knowing how to be with the difference without wanting to eliminate the difference" Gregory Bateson

Program:

The program of the learning journey will cover:

  1. The meaning of D&I: laying the foundations and creating a common vocabulary. Why talk about D&I? Opportunities and challenges.
  2. Looking into our identities and deep diving into the main macro-diversities to increase our awareness
  3. Biases: why do they exist? How do they influence our lives and how do they manifest themselves? Can one become anti-bias?

Faculty for the course: Tania Paradiso, Otherwise

Calendar: 7-21 April, 5 May at 6:30pm-8:30 pm

How: online, via Zoom

Registration: yoU@B Student Diary (Home > Various Activities) from 24/3 to 5/4.


  • SKILLS Courses in English for graduate students ONLY

Business Writing

Course content and objectives
Excellent written communication skills are as valuable a resource as knowledge of a foreign language, especially for more formal occasions. This course teaches students to write any type of document in a professional, clear and convincing way, and then use this skill in all contexts, from project presentations to business emails.

Aims:
- to acquire awareness of the fundamental skills of business writing: to write clearly and directly, or in a captivating way, to make the message more effective;
- to master the techniques for organizing the structure of a text;
- to stimulate creativity;
- to develop a variety of stylistic choices, knowing how to choose the most effective register for the context, the objective and above all the recipient.

Classroom activities: alternate practical exercises, discussion, case history, theoretical layout, including in cases shared by participants. At the end of each lesson, assignments will be provided which will be the subject of feedback for the next session.

Faculty for the course: Lorenzo Carpanè, scholar and researcher in linguistics and communication skills. Teaches at University of Bolzano and for Palestra della scrittura, Milan. His clients are major Italian companies, especially in finance, banking and insurance. Published about 100 articles, 15 books. As a writer, 3 novels, 5 fairy tales.

When: 28 March - 5, 12, 27 April 3.30 pm -7.00 pm

How: in distance

How to register: 4th call for application for curricular supplementary activities

Available spots: 30

Final exam: Only students who attend live at least 11 out of 14 hours can take part to the final exam.

The exam will be a multiple choice test on Blackboard. Further information will be sent to enrolled students.

Passing the exam will make the student earn 2 credit points.


Further information on registrations and criteria of assignment are available here:

2.1.2.4. enhancing Experience - Curricular supplementary activities
9.3 ENHANCING EXPERIENCE - Curricular Supplementary Activities: choice, assignment and placement in the Program Structure

Public Speaking and Storytelling

The aim of the course is to help participants develop their communication skills. Public speaking can be challenging for some people: this is why the course aims to teach how to organize an effective presentation, how to best approach it, working in particular on the method and clarity of speaking and supporting tools such as slides.

The goal is achieved through public speaking simulations with performance analysis and constructive criticism.

Program: The structure of the public speaking course is characterized by an effective mix of content of a strictly theoretical nature and tools immediately applicable on a practical level, practiced through a series of assignments and simulations.

The course focuses on topics organized according to a specific classification, designed to guide participants in a sort of "journey" in the art of oratory.

· Introduction to the course: meeting the participants and defining the goals
· Verbal, non-verbal and proxemic communication;
· The speaker’s image: the "visible" aspects (clothing, posture, etc.) and the "invisible" ones (stage presence, empathy, charisma, etc.)
· Business Presentation Model: designing a presentation based on the goals to be achieved, the means available and in relation to the target audience;
· Techniques and ways to "approach" the public: developing self-esteem and crisis management
· How to build the best story (storytelling) by understanding what information to use and how
· Tools to support the speaker and the presentation: presentation design. The seductive power of stories applied to slide presentations. Design and presentation of effective slides

Individual simulations will therefore be held through which participants will be able to define areas for improvement in their expressive-communication skills.

Teaching materials provided: Bibliography/weblography, in-depth texts in digital format, slides

Faculty for the course in English: Emanuele Mascherpa

When: 23 March - 30 March - 4 April - 6 April from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Total classroom hours: 14

How: in distance

How to register: 4th call for application for curricular supplementary activities

Available spots: 30

Final exam: Only students who attend live at least 11 out of 14 hours can take part to the final exam.

The exam will consist of a video assignment. Further information will be sent to enrolled students.

Passing the exam will make the student earn 2 credit points.

Further information on registrations and criteria of assignment are available here:

2.1.2.4. enhancing Experience - Curricular supplementary activities
9.3 ENHANCING EXPERIENCE - Curricular Supplementary Activities: choice, assignment and placement in the Program Structure



For further information on skills and self-empowerment courses taught in italian, please visit the italian site.


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