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Developing Your Emotional Intelligence to Improve Personal and Professional Success

Date: 02/24/2020

Time: 6:00pm
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York NY
Fee: $45

Today’s workplaces are diverse and complex social environments where the ability to interact, communicate and collaborate with others is essential to effective problem solving. For this reason the link between emotional intelligence and job performance has gained greater focus in leadership and management training. The ability to utilize and develop your emotional intelligence in the workplace can not only significantly improve your personal and social capacity in a job but may actually be the most important skill you can possess as an effective leader.
In this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of emotional intelligence while exploring the relationship between this leadership attribute and personal success, in addition to exploring some simple frameworks to improve and develop your emotional intelligence. 
Participants will:
  • Improve their understanding of their own Emotional Intelligence
  • Develop their capability to recognize their own emotions
  • Discern between different feelings and label them appropriately
  • Use emotional information to guide thinking behavior,and interactions with others and
  • Manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal
Moderator: Gilles Mesrobian
Gilles Mesrobian is on the faculty of Bard College's MBA in Sustainability and is also a Senior Associate at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management/Partners in Philanthropy. At Bard, Gilles teaches Personal Leadership Development working with MBA students to develop leadership competencies utilizing a personal mastery approach. Each student creates and executes a personal leadership development plan focused around a subset of emotional intelligence leadership competencies, such as initiative, self-control, catalyzing change, influence, teamwork and collaboration. His professional credentials include over 26 years senior management experience in the non-profit arena, with nearly 20 years as an Executive Director. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational assessment, executive search, strategic planning and leadership development. In addition to his consulting work, Gilles facilitates several leadership training programs including the New York Foundation for the Arts’ year-long leadership program, funded through the American Express Leadership Institute.
Beverages and light refreshments will be served.
This workshop was presented in collaboration with the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program. The Bard MBA in Sustainability is a hybrid MBA program that fully embeds sustainability into a core business curriculum. It meets once-monthly over a four day weekend in New York City with online classes in between. Information at

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