PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOFT SKILLS

Dr. Deepti Shastri Prof. & HOD Anatomy VMKVMC Salem

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INTRODUCTION
 Complex, competitive, challenging professional environment  Paradigm shift of Workplace culture  Different skill needed to achieve personal growth and professional success  SOFT SKILLS ( The HIDDEN CURRICULUM)

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Organization Skills and Communication Skills www. Leadership skills.HARD SKILLS v/s SOFT SKILLS Hard skills  are the academic skills.similima. experience and level of expertise as generally described in a resume Soft skills  are essentially to be categorized as Self Development Skills.com 3 . Interaction Skills.

com 4 .similima.OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME Aimed at helping participants  Become aware of what soft skills are  To work on developing soft skills  To develop a well groomed personality  To hence enhance job performance www.

What else? DM/MCh/ Fellowships etc)  RESEARCH into newer methods of treatment/ academic  PUBLISH ARTICLES in Journals/ text books  WRITE A TEXT BOOK www.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL SKILLS  Attending and presenting scientific papers in CONFERENCES  Participating in WORKSHOPS ( Hands on experience )  Updating knowledge through JOURNALS  Attending CME programmes .com 5 .similima. Clinical Society meetings  Learning & Using new skills ( RECENT ADVANCES)  HIGHER STUDIES ( After MD. Seminars .

you can reach a plateau in your performance when based exclusively on the technical aspects of the job.   In order to stand on  that plateau and rise to the next level.SOFT SKILLS…. www.WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?  Have you reached a plateau in your performance?  To successfully perform a job function. the understanding of your natural abilities and implementation of soft 6 skills is crucial.com .similima.

Emotional intelligence quotient) complement hard skills (part of a person's IQ. innate characteristics which are a part of the being.  Soft skills are believed to be unchangeable. which are the technical requirements of a job.  But you will be on the way to becoming better Doctors with your ability to develop your soft skills (DNA…Developing natural abilities) in a constructive manner as a part of lifelong learning.BEING AND BECOMING  Soft skills ( EQ…. ).com 7 .similima. www.

similima.Importance of soft skill Soft skills are very important:  To handle interpersonal relations  To take appropriate decisions  To communicate effectively  To have good impression and impact to gain professional development www.com 8 .

What are the Soft Skills?          Communication skills Body language Written communication skills Presentation skills Team work Professional ethics Interpersonal skills Time and stress management Leadership skills www.similima.com 9 .

Communication skill as soft skill • Communication skills form the corner stone of soft skill • Every human being has to essentially & effectively communicate with others • Effective communication is the hallmark of one’s education www.com 10 .similima.

standing. speaking clearly.Body language Non verbal language  Face is the index of the mind and it clearly displays the person’s interest  Body language presents to the audience what we feel & think about a particular matter Eg: Nodding one’s head  Body language (e.com 11 .similima. enthusiastic) www. relaxed)  Emotion of the sender & receiver (e. arms crossed.g. sitting.g.

reports & agenda considerably spoil the image of the writer.similima. grammar etc…  Errors committed while writing circulars. www.com 12 .Written communication Skill Writing evaluates a person’s proficiency Indications: spelling.

 Good visual presentation using graphics.com 13 .adds so much to written communication.  Making a formal speech is one form of presentation. & electronic.  Presentation skills can be broadly categorized into physical. balanced design layout. color.  Keep handouts and other written materials for your presentation.Presentation Skills  Presentation skills include planning. preparation & delivery of the message.similima. oral. www.

stop occasionally to ask the audience understand what you have said www. conversational voice  Appropriate voice will make the presentation effective and interesting  Ask for feed back from your audience about your presentation & change accordingly  In presentation especially.com 14 .Presentation Skills  Success in life depends on presenting ideas in an appropriate manner  Look at the eyes of audience & speak in a natural.similima.

qualification.  The success of any organization largely depends on the coordinated efforts of its employees. different age groups. www.com 15 .Team Work  People of either gender.  It mainly refers to the agreeableness & cooperation among the team members. status & skills work as a team with a common objective of accomplishing the task.similima.

similima.Professional ethics  Professional ethics is the need of the hour    When a person is at the work spot. he must think of his work only He must put his heart & soul into the work Each employee is an organic part of the organization & must strive to contribute his might to the successful functioning of the organization www.com 16 .

Interpersonal Skills  Man is a social animal & his success in life largely depends on his relationship & interaction with others.similima.  We must respect the views & sentiments of others. www.com 17 . we must very politely give hints to them without hurting their feelings.  When we want to differ their views.

practicing meditation & Yoga may considerably reduce the physical. emotional & mental stress of an individual www.similima.com 18 .Time & Stress Management  Prioritize the work & schedule your time accordingly  Important work should be allotted more time & taken up first  Listening to music.

com 19 . need to be very clear about what they expect from others  Keep smiling  Share & stay together  Always learn new things  Accept responsibility for your self & your actions  Look at & solve problems & challenges  Be grateful always  Love and Trust yourself www.Leadership communication skills  Leaders.similima.

  MyersBriggs . The workshop consultants work with them to validate those results.  In some cases.  DISC)    Each person completes the assessment which includes answering a series of questions about themselves honestly.similima. Ah Ha! – When the person actually realizes that the results are accurate and their natural abilities have been defined.       www. the individual may deny or challenge the results. the individual is introduced to the results in the form of a report detailing their assessed natural ablilities and their likely approach to certain scenarios.com 20 . Acceptance – This is what happens after the ‘ah ha’ moment when the person stops resisting the results. Internal challenge – Initially.SOFT SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS  Client takes assessment – (Kolbe A .  This process takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Connect with others / Integrate all skills (power zone) . better communications.  Strengths Finder . Report  is generated – Once the assessment is complete. Embrace (Zone of Excellence) -  The person decides to use this information about their natural abilities to empower their life by consciously choosing how they can perform a task in a way that is naturally more efficient for them and to reduce the number of things they are not naturally good at.  True Colors .During a workshop members of teams become aware of not only their own natural abilities. and management based on strengths. and accepts their natural abilities for what they are. but also the abilities of their coworkers resulting in effective teamwork. they don’t want to believe that these are their natural abilities.

 Training alone is not a sufficient condition for actual behavioral changes in daily practice. www.com 21 . the intention to change also has to be present.similima.

 It is something you have learnt as a child.  You must adopt it as a Philosophy of life.  It will be conducive to the continuous improvement of your professional behavior. Development of soft skills is a part of lifelong learning.com 22 .similima.  The process does not begin and with your job. www.

similima. ‘So long as you have an inclination to selfimprovement. in all aspects of your life. you are well on your way to be a “good” everything! www.com 23 .

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