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The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Lindsey Zajac from Career Partners International to offer a virtual professional development series this semester!

This program is open to all faculty and staff who may be interested in any of the topics throughout the semester.

Fall Schedule

Session 1: Improving your Emotional Intelligence through Self-Awareness

Tuesday, September 19 -10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Session 2: Stress Reduction for the Busy Professional

Tuesday, October 17 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 3: Resolving Conflict and Mastering Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, November14 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 4: Navigating Procrastination and Managing your Time Effectively

Thursday, December 7 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 1-Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Through Self-Awareness


Success in our professional and personal lives is largely dependent on having a good amount of emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. In fact, 90% of top performers also have high EQ. According to Dr. Travis Bradberry, “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” Some of the characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence include, the ability to remain calm under pressure, the ability to effectively manage conflict, the ability to be empathetic to team members, and the ability to be thoughtful decision-makers. The good news is emotional intelligence skills can be improved with a strong commitment to increased self-awareness and a willingness to make small behavior changes.

Self-Awareness is integral to improving our Emotional Intelligence. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We are better workers who get more promotions and we’re more effective leaders with more-satisfied employees.

Tuesday, September 19 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 951 571 9440
Passcode: 9409

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Registration is not required and you can participate in any of the sessions that interest you. Watch for additional information regarding future sessions each month. Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources