USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

Soft Skills Boot Camp
November 7November 9, 2018
A 2.5 Day, Interactive Leadership Development Program


USC’s Center for Third Space Thinking has pioneered a communication-driven methodology to frame and solve problems that can help organizations achieve success in today’s complex and dynamic world.

Join us for the two-and-a-half day, highly immersive leadership development program to help master critical soft skills needed in today's competitive workplace. The boot camp will engage participants in five core soft skills or competencies that are critical to making better decisions, yet are grossly undersupplied in the market – Adaptability, Cultural Competency, Empathy, Intellectual Curiosity, and 360-degree Thinking.

You'll Learn

  • Measure your current soft skills proficiency with our proprietary Third Space Thinking Assessment available only to boot camp participants
  • Employ critical leadership skills to navigate the C-suite and influence stakeholders
  • Build empathy to improve employee, customer and stakeholder relationships
  • Become a better problem solver to increase program success
  • Unlock innovative ideas that help drive organizational collaboration
  • Increase professional performance to provide you and your company a competitive advantage

Who Should Attend

The Soft Skills Boot Camp is designed for high performers with 5 to 10 years’ experience in corporations, nonprofits, government and startups with existing roles in communications, human resources, strategic planning, finance, marketing, legal, sales and technology. 

What You'll Experience

During this rich, highly immersive learning experience, you will join other professionals in a series of in-depth explorations of the five key soft skills that include hands-on exercises, case studies, group problem-solving sessions and unique USC experiences.

Session Information

November 7November 9, 2018

Registration Fees








Corporate Groups

$4,500 for organizations that send more than two people

Non-Profit Groups

$3,750 for organizations that send more than two people



Program fee includes tuition, course materials, interactive experiences, and breakfast and lunch each day.