Soft Skills + Rome Art & History

The Soft Skills + Roman Art History Open Air programme is a 1-week course divided in two 15-hour modules. One module, taking place in the morning, about the Roman History in open air , the other taking place in the afternoon, about sharpening your Soft Skills.

Rome Art History Open Air (June 26 – 30, 2017)

The History of Rome Throughout its Urban Spaces:
The Eternal City from the Ancient Age to Modern Times.

by Dr. Anna Vyazemtseva,
Ph. D. in History of Art and Architecture, Ph. D. in Architecture and Construction

The guided open-air course is intended to provide insight to the extraordinary history of the buildings in Rome by visiting its most important urban spaces. This approach aims to explain the urban development of Rome throughout its history and extraordinary monuments, to demonstrate in a short time the density of the masterpieces of art and architecture and to explain the specific phenomenon, when every new urban ‘layer’ doesn’t erase the previous one and when the symbolic and immanent contents constantly compete with the physical appearance of the buildings.

The course aims to develop such skills:

  • to recognize the monuments of Rome,
  • to develop the basic knowledge of the history of art and architecture, its main concepts and terms,
  • to be aware of the main historical events that defined the urban environment,
  • to understand the impact of the historical events on the artistic aspect of monuments,
  • to understand the connection between the architecture and visual arts,
  • to have an idea about main art collections of Rome and their location.

 Course Schedule

June, 26 Monday | 10:00 – 13:00
“Urbe Aeterna”
The Capitol, Roman Forum, Domus Augustana, Horti Farnesiani Imperial Forums, Colosseum.

June, 27 Tuesday | 10:00 – 13:00
“Introduction to the Renaissance: Culture and Architecture in Rome XV-XVI cc.”
Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and Stanze by Raphael, Collections of Ancient Greek and Roman Art, Pinacoteca Vaticana).

 June, 28 Wednesday | 10:00 – 13:00
“Palaces of the power: Art, architecture and urban policy XVI-XVII cc.”
Cancelleria Palace, Farnese Palace, Villa Farnesina, Spada-Capodiferro Palace, Pamphilj Palace and Piazza Navona.

 June, 29 Thursday | 10:00 – 13:00
“Faith and glory: urban development, baroque architecture, artists and society in Rome XVII-XVIII cc.”
Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo, San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini), Sant’Andrea al Quirinale (Bernini), Palazzo Quirinale Palace, Palazzo Barberini (visit to the Barberini Galley incuded).

June, 30 Friday | 10:00 – 13:00
“Contemporary architecture in Rome from the perifery to the City center”
Auditorium “Parco della Musica” (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Museum of arts of XXI century – MAXXI (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ara Pacis Museum (Richard Meier)

Given the high temperatures, light comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Please, take in consideration that persons wearing sleeveless shirts and dresses, as well as shorts, will not be admitted inside the churches.

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Soft Skills (June 26 – 30, 2017)

Diversity and Cross Cultural Management

by: Marshall Langer,
Trained group counselor; Masters coursework in counseling   
psychology, MBA Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
tel: +39 347.1763096

In this interactive, engaging seminar, participants learn key insights on working with and managing a diverse workforce. The following topics are specifically taught: 1) To appreciate and profit from diversity, 2) Effective intercultural communication techniques, marketing, 3) Inspiring, motivating cross cultural leadership and management, 4) HR tools for productive workplace diversity.

The interactive, participatory sessions will demonstrate both the benefits and challenges of managing a culturally diverse workforce and teach tools to profit from it

Participants will learn:

  • to operate successfully in a diverse workplace,
  • effective intercultural communication techniques,
  • to lead and manage inspiringly and motivationally,
  • HR tools for productive workplace diversity,

 Course Schedule

June, 26 Monday | 15:30 – 18:30
“Personal Intercultural Differences”
Introduction, Multicultural team (Video), Reading people, Lie to me (Video), Expressions of personality & emotions, Body language, Interactive workplace mock secenarios (Case study).

June, 27 Tuesday | 15:30 – 18:30
“Models of Culture”
Video/discussion: Europe, USA, Africa work styles, economies, Definition of cultures, Hofstede view of culture,  Differences in managerial style, High vs. low context cultures, Model of Freedom cultural framework: action, process,  task, or role orientation, Multicultural mini cases  (Case study).

 June, 28 Wednesday | 15:30 – 18:30
“Societal / Group / Market and Team Differences Among Cultures”
Cultural effects on group behavior, Diversity in groups, Meeting facilitation, Managing multinational teams, meetings, facilitation
Marketing-oriented differences among cultures.

 June, 29 Thursday | 15:30 – 18:30
“Management and Leadership Differences Globally”
Leadership styles in different cultures, Different global leadership styles, Managerial principles in Asia, Activity: Leadership styles role play.

June, 30 Friday | 15:30 – 18:30
“Global HR and Personnel Challenges”
HR and management challenges, Building trust, High trust and low trust societies, Video: Disgruntled expatriate, HR and management
Personnel management differences, Sexual harassment, Virtual teams and meetings, Video: Sexual harassment worldwide.

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Full Programme Cost

10 students: €1200 each

20 students: €1000 each