Academia Iuvenum’s Soft Skills Workshop Insights

Recently, as Academia Iuvenum- the cluster of the most prominent Young Scientists at Wroc Tech, we participated in the Soft Skills workshops. Through the 2 days, we learned how to manage conflicts, negotiate, and increase our assertiveness.

The workshop was led by Tomasz Janiak and the World Institute for Action Learning from the 14th to the 15th of February. This adds up to a series of efforts that we undertake to foster a more collaborative and harmonious environment within our academic circles and beyond.

These enhanced skills will undoubtedly empower us to navigate the challenges of academia and contribute positively to our professional and personal endeavors.

EurOptica’s Inaugural Report Session

It started at the Optica Student Leadership Conference in Tacoma, WA, USA, and then transitioned into the first-ever EurOptica report session. Twenty student chapter leaders met online to discuss the highlights and challenges they faced during their activities.

Optica’s European Directors Claus Roll and Yann Amoroux, my fellow Optica Ambassador Richard Zeltner, and I joined in to facilitate the discussions and share perspectives on overcoming these challenges.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this initiative evolves and continues to foster collaboration and innovation among student leaders in optics and photonics both in Europe and worldwide.

Empowering Communication: The TASK Project – Shaping the Future of Wroc Tech

Polytechnica Nova is the Wroc Tech initiative that gives the Wroc Tech community the power to shape the direction of further development of the University.

Each community member has the opportunity to submit a proposal in one of three main categories. After reviewing process, final projects will go to an open-voting stage, where the community itself decides which one to fund.

Among them, there’s one I had the pleasure of consulting. The TASK project, which stands for TArgeted SKills, aims to improve communication within Wroc Tech society through microgrants oriented on soft skills. The concept is simple, to improve communication on a broader scale, we have to start from ourselves and simply be more aware that communication is a skill and can be learned. Authors do not propose a particular course or workshop, this choice is up to a person, the TASK, however, will provide a source of funding to let one train and later implement those skills.

Sounds good? As long as you’re a member of the Wroc Tech community, consider casting your vote here.