Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: The Key Driver to Achieving Success

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an important consideration for anyone who realizes that relationships and the ability to work well with others is critical to individual and group success. Emotional Intelligence is defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. Someone's Emotional Quotient (EQ), which is different from his/her Intelligence Quotient (IQ), reflects one's overall wellbeing and ability to succeed in a variety of situations. While Emotional Intelligence isn't the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Emotional Intelligence is not a static factor. In fact, one's Emotional Intelligence can change over time and can be developed in targeted areas.

This workshop will provide individuals with the following:
- a general understanding of the 5 scales and 15 subscales of emotional intelligence and how they are inter-related;
- why emotional intelligence matters: an understanding of the impact of emotional intelligence on relationships, individual performance, overall success and well-being
- strategies and techniques for taking action in improving one's emotional intelligence to create and achieve greater results.

Join us to learn how increasing emotional intelligence can differentiate you as a leader and help your organization!

Men are welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events.

Featured Speakers

TAMARA FURMAN, PCC, BCC, CPBA/CPMA
With over 18 years of hands-on experience as a senior leader, executive coach, team facilitator, strategic OD/HR consultant, trainer, facilitator, and entrepreneur, Tamara has successfully helped privately held, publicly traded and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries, such as financial services, sports and entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceutical research, publishing, staffing, manufacturing, hospitality, electronics/technology, digital marketing, advanced education, and retail/e-tail. She worked internally as a senior HR leader at Fremont Bank, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres, AMN Healthcare, Hunter Industries and most recently served as Chief HR Officer at Search Optics.

Tamara has helped organizations overcome some of their most difficult people-related challenges. She has done this through evaluating and assessing individuals and teams and redefining, reframing, and realigning how they accomplish their work. She partners with executives and teams to successfully navigate workplace dynamics in order to make the transition from a group of people who are stuck, disengaged, compliant and mired in dysfunction to a team of professionals producing results with a commitment to overcoming obstacles through mutual trust, respect, alignment, collaboration and consistent open communication.

As a volunteer, Tamara currently serves on two boards. She is President for the SD Professional Coaches Alliance and President-Elect for the SD Human Resources Forum (SDHRF). She also facilitates the quarterly SDHRF's Advisory Committee Meetings.

Schedule of Events

11:30 AM - 12 PM: Registration/networking/lunch
12 PM - 1:30 PM: Panel discussion, Q&A