Learn about the Durable Skills Certificate Program available through UMKC TalentLink.

End The Search.

UMKC TalentLink’s short-term Soft Skills Certificate Program can help businesses strengthen essential skills in employees. You’ll attract and retain top talent, too.

Clearly, employers seek people with soft skills (also known as durable skills).

7 of the 10 most-requested skills were soft skills among 82 million job postings, based on an America Succeeds report.

In Missouri and Kansas, nearly one-third of job postings requested applicants have three or more soft skills.

Yet many current employees and job candidates LACK soft skills to perform well and help businesses adapt and grow.

What are Soft Skills?

Soft skills help us share and demonstrate what we know. These long-lasting skills empower people to make dynamic, longer-term contributions to an organization. Soft skills remain important no matter the career path – corporate management, hospitality, legal, engineering, manufacturing, construction, or other fields.

In-Demand Soft Skills

  • Leadership
  • Character and Collaboration
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Creativity
  • Mindfulness and Self-Awareness
  • Detail Oriented
  • Growth Mindset
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution

Soft Skills Training That Works


Develop skills with focused training in five sessions.


Our expert instructor offers live interactive training with active participation.

Practical Learning

Session topics prepare participants for real-world application.


Employees are more likely to stay and seek advancement when companies invest in their career development. 

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