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Entrepreneurship as a promoter of soft skills – the new young leaders 0 Reply

entrepreneurship and soft skills

 

Soft skills are defined as the interpersonal qualities that do not depend on acquired knowledge – hard skills – and combine different interpersonal abilities, character traits and career attributes, as well as social and emotional intelligence among many others. These capacities are becoming extremely relevant because in the very competitive world we live, such capacities might help you to become a successful candidate from other job seekers. It is about “something” that distinguish you when everyone possesses the same level of knowledge, training, and technical abilities. Some examples of soft skills are: communication skills, leadership, work ethic, creative problem solving, design thinking, time management, conflicts resolution, integrity, flexibility, teamwork, and socioemotional intelligence.

Soft skills are extremely relevant in the field of entrepreneurship because they allow you to connect with costumers, clients, partners and other stakeholders as well as share your ideas and knowledge. Indeed, soft skills might be the key to make your entrepreneurship project successful.

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Dialogue Café action and many sessions have been organised with the aim of supporting entrepreneurs and sharing knowledge in this field. With this purpose, the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, one of Dialogue Café Évora hosts, and Dialogue Café Association organise a session aimed at analysing the role of entrepreneurship in promoting soft skills and giving a space to young entrepreneurs to share their testimonials and knowledge.

The session is celebrated in the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated annually during a week in November “to engage in connecting entrepreneurs with collaborators, mentors and stakeholder groups in order to develop a network of synergistic partners and new opportunities”[1].

For this session, young entrepreneurs and organisations supporting entrepreneurs will be invited to reflect about key soft skills for entrepreneurship and to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

  • What are the soft skills that new young leaders value?
  • Why are soft skills so valued?
  • Soft skills are as important to the success of our youth as indicators more traditional academics?
  • Soft skills play a key role in the emergence of a business idea and growing a new company?

Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade – Youth Office

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – ADRAL | EvoraTech Fab Lab & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation – Social Innovation Centre

  • Carlos Ramos, B-Brincar
  • Nuno Gomes, Consultant on entrepreneurship projects
  • Natália Melo, Specialist on communication and history taking

Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Centar Duga

And the involvement of Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute)!

Participation is free and open!

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Contacts for detailed information

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon - Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)   
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (ana.valido@adral.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

[1] https://www.genglobal.org/

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29