2023-2024 / GEST3061-1

Skills workshops


Number of credits

 Master in management (120 ECTS) (evening classes)5 crédits 


David Homburg

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The Skills Workshops offer a large choice of themes covering a range of different topics. Contents vary a lot from one workshop to another. This year, the workshops offered are :

Ateliers de compétences (bloc 2 du M120 (5 crédits) et CC du M60 (4 crédits)

  • 2 ateliers au choix parmi les 4 suivants :
  • Communication d'entreprise (16h) (F. Neirinckx)
  • Gestion de projet (16h) (Th. Chantraine)
  • Négociation raisonnée (16h) (J.-Y. Girin)
  • Créer et gérer son réseau professionnel (16h) (B. Philippart de Foy)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The Skills Workshops aim at four main objectives :
* to develop student's relational and managerial skills; * to develop student's creativity and entrepreneurial spirit; * to develop student's ethical and critical mind; * to develop student's professional project
These are coherent with the school's key learning outcomes :
Relational skills contribute to student's general communication (KLO 4) and their ability to work in an interational and multicultural team (component of KLO 2). Managerial skills help students in KLO 1 to 3 (strategy, implementation, quality and performance control).
Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are an essential component of KLO 5: Adaptability.
Ethics and a critical mind are an essential component of KLO 2 : Implementation.
Each workshop focuses on one specific skill which contributes to the four aims mentioned above. More specific learning outcomes are defined in each module.
Generally speaking, a workshop will give each student several occasions to practice the aimed skill, to get extensive and personal feedback on strengths and weaknesses, as well as strategies to improve performance. The necessary tools to go on learning about these skills after the module will also be acquired.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Normally, workshops do not have any prerequisites, every student of the program may register for them. If an exception should be implemented, it would be signalled during the specific enrollment in each workshop.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Skills Workshops are based on a « learning by doing » method. They involve students into complex situations where they will have several occasions to practice their skills, to identify their weaknesses and to improve through practical experience. These interactive workshops are designed for small numbers of students, which allows to give them personal feedback and coaching. They also emphasize contact with the professional world and multidisciplinary perspective.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Each worksop counts 4 face-to-face work sessions of 4 hours and some homework linked with the workshop's theme. The expected work strongly depends on the workshop's subject but they are typically interactive seminars with a strong accent on personnal implication.

To validate the 4 ECTS of the Skills Workshops, each student must take part in two different workshops.

Recommended or required readings

Specific readings can be asked in each workshop. These will be mentionned in the first session of the workshops.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Secrétariat de l'horaire décalé : Laetitia Debraz (laetitia.debraz@uliege.be)

Program Manager : David Homburg (david.homburg@uliege.be)

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