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    Emotional Intelligence in Work and Life

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Daylight Time UTC -05:00

    The term “soft skills” has been used for years to refer to the abilities that constitute “emotional intelligence” (EI) and it is a misnomer. There is nothing soft about the impact these attributes have on our effectiveness at work, in relationships, in civic life, and in managing our own growth and development. 

    Join us as we delve into the topic of EI. This webinar, led by SCPS resident expert, Donna Younger, Ed.D., will provide a concise description of the field of EI, an overview of the research assessing its impact on the success and satisfaction of individuals, and an exploration of the key skills of EI, including the Big 3—Optimism, Empathy and Resilience. In addition, we will examine ways that organizations have intentionally used emotional intelligence in selection, training, performance assessment, and succession planning.

    This webinar is appropriate for:

    • Individuals interested in the topic of emotional intelligence 
    • Managers wanting to build emotional intelligence into their leadership style 
    By the end of the webinar, you will:
    • Understand the impact of emotional intelligence on communication in the workplace
    • Explore the “Big 3” key skills of EI: optimism, empathy, and resilience
    • Gain an awareness of EI enabling you to assess its relevance to your plans for personal and professional development
    • Acquire resources for learning more 
    Donna Younger, Ed.D. is an expert in the theory and practice of adult learning and emotional intelligence. She is adjunct faculty at SCPS and a Certified EQ Assessor, authorized to interpret the Six Seconds EI Inventory, a validated assessment of an individual’s emotional intelligence. In addition to teaching emotional intelligence, Donna has provided training and consultation for not-for-profit organizations seeking to strengthen their abilities to establish and maintain healthy relationships (e.g., YMCA, Chicago Park District, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois).

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