Emotional Intelligence Strategies for Effective Leadership

Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:30pm


Location: Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario

Fee: $199/pp SOLD OUT (Sign up on the waiting list if your still interested)

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/emotional-integlligence

Emotional Intelligence Strategies
for Effective Leadership


Date: Friday - May 6, 2016, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Markham Convergence Centre
Early Bird Pricing until April 6, 2016

In a new US CareerBuilderĀ® survey of more than 2600 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide, 71% said they value emotional intelligence (EI) in an employee more than IQ and 34% said they are placing even greater emphasis on emotional intelligence when hiring and promoting employees post-recession. And 59% said they would not hire someone who has a high IQ but low EI, while 75% said they would promote a high EI worker over a high IQ candidate.

  • Do people push your buttons?
  • Do you procrastinate with having those uncomfortable discussions?
  • Do you ever regret what you "said" or "did"?
  • Would you like to be a resonant leader who motivates and inspires?

The core objective of this one day workshop is to gain an understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is and why it's important for leaders to strengthen their EI. Our instructor will provide managers and supervisors with the tools to enhance their leadership skills while increasing productivity, engagement and self-motivation in the workplace. Will discuss strategies to maneuver through challenging situations within a balanced, focused state.

Training Goals

  • Understand EI along with its value in the workplace
  • Appreciate the integral relationship of thoughts, emotions, and energy and it's relation to emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Practice the EI tools you've learned by applying it to workplace and personal life scenarios to enhance your communication and leadership abilities
  • Increased awareness of Amygdala Hijacks to have more compassion for others, yourself and to decrease the time it takes to move past frustrating or emotionally intense situations back into productivity

Workshop Content

  • Why do your buttons get pushed?
  • How to deal with those button pushers
  • Purpose of emotions
  • Relationship between thoughts, emotions and all of your interactions
  • The role of awareness for strengthening your Emotional Intelligence
  • Why EI is crucial for anyone in leadership roles
  • The five components of emotional intelligence at work
  • Group work activities to apply EI to real work scenarios
  • EI tools to help you maintain emotional balance in the workplace
  • Amygdala Hijacks and how to overcome them quickly to prevent communication disasters
  • Interactive demonstrations and group activities throughout the day to help you to strengthen your emotional intelligence in a FUN, laughter-filled and non-judgmental environment
  • Review of an EI case study

For more information please contact Rick Vender, P.Eng. Program Director
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Emotional Intelligence can be learned and is
the key to effective leadership

The price for the seminar is $149.00 until April 6th, after that the price is $199.00. An Eventbrite processing fee will apply.

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Light breakfast selections, coffee, snacks and lunch, handout, certificate, and receipt for your expense report if required are included in the fee. Seminar starts at 9:00 AM and finishes at approximately 4PM.

For more information please contact Rick Vender, P.Eng. Program Director
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  Jacquie Hermans

For the past 11 years, Jacquie has been working with companies such as CANDU, OPG AMEC, RBC,

TD Canada Trust, Nortel, Novotel, Hospitals, Municipalities and more. Jacquie teaches Emotional Intelligence and relates it to Leadership, Change Management, Sales, Customer Service, Goal Setting and Wellness. Jacquie has 17 years of training and development experience and has combined it with her Second City Improv training to create interactive, experiential and fun educational workshops to enhance communication, engagement and productivity. Jacquie's sessions are always fun, full of laughs and packed with great content! Jacquie has been teaching since she was a 16year old swim instructor and has since been drawn to opportunities where she can inspire positive change and share her love of storytelling.