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Luiss Guido Carli

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Skill-a-bus 2

The course is open to all students who are enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year, in a master’s degree program in the Departments of Economics and Finance or Political Science, and to those enrolled in their III, IV or V year of the single-cycle master's degree program in Law.

The course is completely free of charge, participants will earn four credits under Other Activities.

The course has a total length of 60 hours. To earn credits, students must attend at least 80% of the total hours, or 48 hours, which means students can miss only 12 hours.

The course is divided into 5 modules:

All editions take place during the second semester, February-Mary 2019.

A full course calendar will be available in December 2018.

Module I: Teamwork and Leadership

Total length: 12 hours, divided into 2 consecutive days

The aim of this module is to develop the ability to work in groups, as well as to acquire an awareness of the dynamics that influence the behavior of individuals in formal and informal groups, in order to better manage these dynamics, whether as a team member or a team leader, acquiring the awareness of incentives and attitudes that motivate and inspire others, a fundamental skill for excellence in any position of responsibility.

Module II: Diversity Management

Total length: 12 hours, organized over 2 consecutive days

The module's aim is to introduce students to the dynamics of idea integration, diversity practices in management processes, and learning from within a company and its environment. Diversity Management is active, conscious development of a forward-thinking, value-centered managerial process to accept differences and use them to strengthen an organization.

Module III: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Total length: 12 hours, organized over 2 consecutive days

The aim of this module is to analyze and practice communication skills and negotiation techniques in order to guide parties with conflicting interests toward common solutions.

Module IV: Problem Solving

Total length: 12 hours, divided into 2 consecutive days

The aim of this module is to analyze the techniques and tools needed to creatively solve complex problems, which is a useful skill in any environment. Students will also learn to compete and cooperate and to create favorable conditions that lead to successful solutions.

Module V: Project and Process Management 

Total length: 12 hours, divided into 2 consecutive days

This module introduces students to the logic and tools needed to work in organizations and to show them how their own actions contribute to the big picture. Students will develop an overall vision necessary for managerial roles.

General rules 

  • To earn credits, students must attend the minimum number of hours for each course
  • A tutor will be in charge of tracking attendance, which will be done by signing a register. Students who do not sign this register will be considered absent. Attendance is compulsory and will be used to determine the credits earned. No exceptions will be made.
  • Absences are calculated on the basis of the attendance register. Depending on the calendar and their personal needs, students can miss single hours of the lessons
  • Once a student has selected one of the courses, they cannot earn the credits in any other way.
  • Students who have already earned the credits in their study plan under Other Activites or are signed up for courses that award Other Activities credits may not apply for the course.

More information

  • The program is opened to a maximum of 75 students enrolled in an Italian-language degree and to a maximum of 25 students enrolled in an English-language degree. Participants are selected in order of registration, the maximum number of participants refers to students from all relevant departments.
  • Each group within the course will have a maximum of 25 participants. Students will be divided into groups by alphabetical order and cannot choose which group they are put in.
  • Students enrolled in an English-language degree will be automatically enrolled in English-language groups.
  • Where less than the minimum number of 15 students sign up for a course, that course will not be offered.
  • Activities will take place on Friday afternoons and Saturdays; 8-hour lessons (from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) with a lunch break from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The lunch break is not considered a course hour.
  • No activities will take place during exam periods.
  • All courses will take place on a LUISS campus.


Students registered for the first year of a master's degree program in 2018-2019 (except those in the Department of Business and Management) can select the course through Web Self Service in the Soft Skills section.

The course may only be selected in the indicated time periods.

A full course calendar will be available in December 2018.