Soft Skills Development: Guiding Notes for Project and Curriculum Design and Evaluation
This guide is intended to encourage continuous improvement in the quality of programs that aim to build soft skills, a “broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals” (Gates, 2016, p. 1). This guidance can be used both for curriculum design and for evaluation of curriculum and program quality. The tools in pages 5-10 should be printed out for note-taking either individually or in a workshop setting. The remainder of the document offers details that can be referenced in soft copy.