Saturday, August 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Organizers: Janna Beckerman, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A. and Bill Schneider, USDA ARS, Fort Detrick, MD, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committee: APS Leadership Institute CommitteeFinancial Sponsor: APS Council and Monsanto CompanyFee: $75/attendeeNew this year, you’ll gain the benefit of a two part interactive workshop with the morning focused on Emotional Intelligence (EI), a break for lunch with a networking opportunity, and then an afternoon concentrating on Influence and Persuasion (IP). This year’s workshop features expert facilitators in these core leadership areas from the Center for Nonprofit Management. The workshop is substantially supported by the APS Council as a priority for APS leadership development and is also provided in part by support from Monsanto. In addition to this support, attendee fees help cover your individual assessment, workshop materials, continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. Space is limited to 50 participants. Preregistration is required.
Our emotions are not a touchy-feely abstraction -- they are hardwired data that is integral to brain function and vital to effective decision-making. Numerous studies have proven that the ability to understand and manage emotions – a skill known as emotional intelligence (EI) – is a much better predictor of career success than IQ, education or expertise. That’s why organizations as varied as American Express, Google and the US Army rely on EI programs. Those programs work because emotional intelligence is not innate. EI is a skill that can be measured and taught – and it’s being taught to tomorrow’s leaders at Harvard, Wharton and Yale (among many others). Now you can explore how strong EI skills can give you a performance edge. In this lively, interactive seminar you’ll learn:
For more than 10 years, Allan Halcrow has worked as a leadership coach and trainer. He is certified in using the two leading EI assessment tools, and has coached EI skills for hundreds of clients.
It's one thing to develop a vision, it's yet another to get others to buy into your plan. Influencing skills and the art of persuasion are key facets of turning ideas into reality, but these skills are not necessarily intuitive. Research suggests that there are fundamental elements that enable us to be more successful persuaders, skills and traits that can be taught and learned. The afternoon session of the workshop will identify critical traits of successful persuaders, such as emotional intelligence and self-motivation. In addition, students will learn valuable influencing skills such as empathy, active listening and effective communication.
Denise Wolfe has been a highly sought after organization consultant for over 20 years, serving multiple Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Denise supports clients in identifying the new demands, applying critical thinking, developing creative strategies, and leveraging their talent.
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