EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL COMPETENCES FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

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Code
98245
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) GENOVA

2 credits during the 2nd year of 10376 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (LM-22) GENOVA

LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Over professional life everyone has to deal with challenges, feelings and social relations.
Professionals acquire technical but not emotional and social skills.
They learn how to perform their tasks and resolve technical issues but often ignore how to successfully overcome challenges, handling emotions and relationships.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of the course is to learn how to successfully deal with professional challenges, emotions and relationships, overcoming the main obstacle to professional success: the lack of emotional maturity and the lack of adequate social skills.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with the fundamental knowledge
necessary to:
• Developing a strong and quiet mind in stressful environments
• Managing feelings and emotional reactions
• Adopting and maintaining a positive attitude under stress
• Making sound and fearless decisions in line with own’s values
• Acquiring listening, communication and rapport skills
• Handling conflicts with effectiveness

TEACHING METHODS

Emotional and social competences are acquired through a
progressive assimilation of a previous cognition.
These competences cannot be retained by sheer memorisation.
Assimilating the cognitive understanding of own’s emotional and
social patterns requires an introspective work - like a mirror pointed
inwards - that is unfolded over each class and is expected to be
practiced between classes.
Classes are interactive and participative.
The studying material is distributed between classes.
Attending classes is an essential condition to understand and the
successful assimilate the topics unfolded. Classes attendance is
required to pass the test.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics unfolded over the classes are:
• Understanding the source of self-confidence
• Developing an inner sense of success
• Handling one’s performance drivers
• Differentiating facts from assumptions
• Recognising and handling emotions
• Understanding the relation between expectations and emotions
• Handling unfulfilled expectations
• Managing stress and anger
• Developing locus control & self-responsibility
• Adopting a conscious positive attitude
• Assimilating values for good deciton-making
• Developing social and communication skills
• Handling conflicts
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Swami Dayananda Saraswati, The need for personal reorganisation,
Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust, 2008.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati, The Value of Values, Arsha Vidya
Research and Publication Trust, 2007.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Crisis management, Arsha Vidya
Research and Publication Trust, 2007.
W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Stress, Random House, 2009.
W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Work, Random House, 2001.
D. Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Dell, 1998.
Timothy Gallwey’s books can be also purchased online.
Swami Dayananda’s books are available online in the app “Teachings
of Swami Dayananda”

FURTHER READINGS
Emotional Intelligence, Harvard Business Review
h\ps://hbr.org/2015/04/how-emo`onal-intelligence-became-a-key-leadershipskill
The measuring s`ck of life (John Steinbeck, East of Eden, chapter 34)
h\ps://genius.com/John-steinbeck-east-of-eden-chapter-34-annotated

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIUSEPPE TRAVERSO (President)

GIOVANNI BESIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Emotional and social competences are acquired through a
progressive assimilation of a previous cognition.
These competences cannot be retained by sheer memorisation.
Assimilating the cognitive understanding of own’s emotional and
social patterns requires an introspective work - like a mirror pointed
inwards - that is unfolded over each class and is expected to be
practiced between classes.
Classes are interactive and participative.
The studying material is distributed between classes.
Attending classes is an essential condition to understand and the
successful assimilate the topics unfolded. Classes attendance is
required to pass the test.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The test consists of the reasoned development of subjects unfolded
over the course. Attending classes, actively participating, carrying
out the practices assigned over the course is taken into account for
the exam’s mark.