Transversal Competences and Soft Skills

Transversal Competences and Soft Skills

03 Important Themes

Introduction to transversal competence and soft skills – The big 10


To provide an overview of the 10 most important soft skills for innovators both individual and teams related

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity, curiosity, imagination
  • Flexibility, adaptability, uncertainty management
  • Initiative, proactivity, enthusiasm
  • Perseverance and resilience
  • Communication, public speaking and pitching
  • Empathy
  • Leadership, team management
  • Teamwork, collaboration and cooperation

Useful material: TETRA presentation


How to be memorable in an online pitch?


To provide an overview on pitching online, highlighting the differences compared to a face-to-face pitching, presenting the additional elements to take into consideration.

  • The first impression
  • What do you want to convey
  • Online dress code
  • Set the scene
  • Body language
  • Intrigue the audience
  • Tell a story
  • Visual Aids
  • Visual kills
  • Do not disturb
  • Tech, time and tone
  • Be yourself

Useful material: TETRA webinar presentation and recording


Shape your idea


To provide an overview of the Design thinking methodology, process and tools to find human centred solutions (extreme user) to problems and increase teams’ innovation ability and creative thinking.

  • Design thinking methodology
  • Collaboration
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking

Useful material: TETRA presentation and material


The 4C - Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication


To provide an overview on 4 of the most important soft skills for innovators. The 4C methodology helps both individuals and teams to increase their level of creative and innovative thinking.

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Useful material: TETRA presentations Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration Communication


8 sentences to stimulate the appetite of your audience


To provide a structured methodology to define the Unique Selling Proposition and learn how to pitch your idea, service, product targeting different audiences (investors, working team, etc.)

  • Pitching to difference audiences
  • Definition of the USP

Useful material: TETRA webinar presentation and recording.


Mission impossible: Finding work-life balance in small companies


To enable the participants to about how to communicate with stakeholders such as investors, and learn how to create smarter routines and work habits in order to avoid burnout, capitalize on their own experience in Stress Management, while learning new techniques, to proceed through the process of Critical Reflection (as central concept of Adult Education) in the creation of Metacognition (new knowledge).

  • Communicate with stakeholders such as investors
  • Create smarter routines and work habits
  • Stress Management,
  • Critical Reflection
  • Metacognition

Useful material: TETRA presentation and recording


Visual Thinking Strategy


To work on a concept extracted from the product/service using modalities that are usually not explored (Visual Thinking Strategy). This is the best way to stretch the brain and give birth to new ideas, free of preconceived notions, that will be useful in business or elsewhere in life. Thinking visually and spatially helps tackle complex problems by seeing how interdependent pieces fit together.

  • Reducing overwhelm
  • Teaching, learning
  • Speaking, communicating, writing
  • Brainstorming, dreaming envisioning
  • Planning, strategizing
  • Organizing, prioritizing, managing projects
  • Problem solving, simplify complexity, model making
  • Designing, refining, iterating
  • Collaborating
  • Facilitating, listening, coaching

Useful material: TETRA webinar presentation, recording and relevant material for MIRO.


Network like a Casanova


  • Why is networking important?
  • What type of networker are you?
  • 18 tips on how to be a solid networker.

Useful material: TETRA presentation


The power of mentoring


  • Who is a mentor?
  • Whether you need one and how to choose the right one for you.

Useful material: TETRA presentation

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