Abstract: An astounding 85% of job success comes from well-developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills). Join Dr. Susan McKee, educational psychologist, to learn simple but effective strategies for soft skills instruction and assessment. Effective soft skills instruction in basic education programs requires adaptable resources, consistent evaluation, and individualized feedback and planning. This workshop will explore simple but effective steps for teaching soft skills concepts in any basic education course. In addition, it will address strategies for soft skills evaluation and for supporting students’ long-term soft skills development. Attendees will also review a sample lesson from Pace’s Life Skills 25 curriculum.