SOPA’s Soft Skills Courses

Learn below about our two Soft Skills courses that you can learn about if you sign up for the SOPA program. Our Soft Skills courses will help you in the Canadian workplace to understand the dos and donts of small talk, how to give and receive constructive feedback, how to make presentations for the Canadian workplace, how to manage conflict in the Canadian workplace and much more.

“Although I found the entire program of SOPA to be quite informational and beneficial, the most important take away I have from the Soft Skills: Professional Communication course is the process of Small Talk. I did not know the right approach to Small Talk prior to having taken the course, and learning the Dos and Don’ts of the same have really enriched my knowledge of the subject. I feel better prepared to approach people and strike up a conversation with them.”Samidha Naik

“With my over 12 years of work experience, I never knew there are many more ways to make working with others fantastically interesting! Soft Skills: Working With Others taught me about communication, protocol and body language to use at any Canadian workplace I find myself. I now have a new perspective about conflicts at workplace and with customers because I have more tools to manage it.”Shade Popoola

  • Professional Communication

    The Professional Communication course provides participants with communication tools required for success in the Canadian workplace. Using videos and other media, the course explores different types of interactions and prepares participants to be workplace ready in the areas of small talk, presentations, constructive feedback and meetings. Course Objective: To explore Canadian workplace cultural norms and communication strategies through videos and audio recordings.

    Course Topics

    • Small Talk
    • Presentations
    • Constructive Feedback
    • Meetings

     

    *Participants are required to deliver a 5 to 10 minute presentation

    Time Required: 5-7 hours per week for 4 weeks

  • Working with Others

    Working with Others provides participants with communication tools required for success in the Canadian workplace. Using videos and other media, the course explores different types of interactions and prepares participants to be workplace ready in the areas of networking, negotiating, working with others and conflict management. Course Objective: To explore Canadian workplace cultural norms and communication strategies through videos and audio recordings.

    Course Topics

    • Networking
    • Negotiating
    • Working with Others
    • Conflict Management

     

    Time Required: 5 – 7 hours per week for 4 weeks