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Skills for the 21st Century

The focus of our work is building core professional skills desired by employers and necessary for success in the global politics and economy.

We’re often asked why our focus is more on “soft skills” than on hard or technical skills. There are three reasons for this. First of all, technical skills are easier to acquire in typical university programs or online courses, compared to soft skills, which require higher levels of facilitation and learning from others. Secondly, most employers believe that they can easily hire people with technical skills or conduct an in-house training on those topics. Finally, and most importantly, there’s nothing “soft” about soft skills. In fact, they are much harder to master than technical skills, and you never really become an expert – soft skills require lifelong learning and constant improvement.