Erasmus Staff Training Week

"Soft Skills in the International Setting"


We regret to inform you that due to the worldwide epidemic threat caused by the spread of CoVID-19 and the decisions and measures taken by the governments, we are forced to cancel the 8th Erasmus Staff Training Week which was supposed to be organized at our university between 18th and 22nd May 2020.

We were observing the rapidly changing situation till the last moment, but finally came to the conclusion that taking into consideration the current situation it is too risky, insecure and inconvenient for the participants to maintain our willingness to organize the event.

It is highly possible that if the situation allows us we will postpone our Staff Week to autumn 2020 (October or November). If we decide to do so, we will inform you immediately as selected participants will get an automatic qualification and have priority for participation in the event.

We do hope you will understand our decision and please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences caused by our decision. We also hope that you will be able to recover any incurred costs due to the organization of your mobility at our university.

We hope to see you in more peaceful  and happy time.

Stay healthy.

International Relations Team

University of Economics in Katowice



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

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
  • Assertiveness - how to communicate accurately and effectively
  • Efficient team building
  • Mindful brain- meaningful life
  • Cross-cultural communication