We have received a large number of applications for this event and the maximum number of participants has been reached. New applicants will be put on a waiting list and contacted if a place becomes available.


Erasmus Staff Training Week
"Soft Skills in the International Setting"


The 5th Erasmus Staff Training Week will take place between 5 and 9 June 2017.

The event is intended primarily for staff involved with international issues at their home universities. It gives a unique opportunity to find out more about the University of Economics in Katowice and to benchmark and share best practices with colleagues from other institutions.

You may find the provisional programme of the event here.

The Erasmus Staff Training Week "Soft Skills in the International Setting" has been organised by the University of Economics in Katowice annually since 2013. The programme of the previous editions included a mixture of training sessions, presentations from the University staff and best practice presentations from participants. There were also cultural activities and opportunities to visit attractive places in the region (e.g. Guido Coal Mine, Kraków, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Tyskie Brewery, Nikiszowiec, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Auschwitz-Birkenau). Topics of the past training courses included:

  • Communication strategies for intercultural differences at work
  • How to prevent and manage job burnout effectively
  • Successful communication with students
  • Presentation skills and public speaking
  • Diplomatic protocol and etiquette
  • Work-life balance
  • Stress management

Registration for the Erasmus Staff Training Week 2017 is open now.

We are looking forward to hosting you in Katowice in 2017!


Kind regards

International Relations Team
University of Economics in Katowice