Talk Title:
The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and
Organizational Success

Focus:
Soft Skills

Presenter:
Tobin Porterfield

Date/Time:
June 28th, 7:00 pm

         

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Presentation Overview

The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success

Hiring managers tell your career center directors that their managers are not just looking for a student with the top grades, but those who have mastered soft skills their managers are expecting them to have. Your future bosses will expect you to start your job with well-developed time management, communication, and problem-solving skills as well as leadership and teamwork knowledge.

Dr. Tobin Porterfield a university professor with extensive business backgrounds, has uncovered a list of 55 soft skills that employees and organizations are increasingly unleashing to spur innovation and growth.

You will learn:

  • Why you should adopt a strategy of continuing to improve your soft skills
  • The importance of getting feedback from your boss and colleagues on which soft skills to work on
  • How your investment in advancing your soft skills will lead to higher salaries and advancement

Presenter: Tobin Porterfield

As the college’s director of graduate programs and the director of supply chain outreach, Tobin gets to bring students and our business partners together to see great things happen. Whether that is through an industry site-visit, a case competition, or a career development event – he gets to see industry participants get excited about his students and at the same time gets to see his students connect their education and their future career. He believes that the best college academic experience for students includes a rich classroom presence complimented by an engaged co-curricular experience outside of the classroom.

His research keeps him engaged with business technology and analytics in practice as well as the more applied world of logistics and supply chain management.

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