March 31, 2016
Course runs from 8 a.m. –5 p.m. Registration includes tuition, course materials, parking, breakfast and lunch.
This class fulfills a requirement for the Mindful Executive Certificate Program
Comments from Past Participants
"Well worth the time and expense... practical EQ requires an unusual mix of art and science, but managing one's emotions and connecting with others is critical in today's workplace."
About the Program
Technical know-how, subject expertise and IQ only get you so far in business today. Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is the ability to manage your emotions and connect with others. This ability is critical in our culturally diverse, dispersed, fast-paced, global workplaces.
This course focuses on both the art and science of emotional intelligence. Participants will learn the latest research and scientific advances in the area. Participants will also practice techniques used by actors to engage in active listening, connect to an audience, connect to their own emotions and de-stress before a big event.
This interactive course will teach participants:
- A framework for understanding and managing your own and others' EQ
- A series of tools for building EQ, as well as practice and feedback
- How professionals, like actors and psychologists, use communication cues to convey a message and determine others' true feelings
- The latest research on the brain, emotions and performance
- Assess your own EQ, the areas of strength and how to leverage those
- Take home proven EQ exercises and learning tools that you can use yourself and with your team members, family members and others
- Learn how to read people, including the hidden messages in body language
- Strengthen your own emotional intelligence
Dr. Rebecca Johannsen currently teaches Speech and Communication at Mercy College in New York, as well as teaching Theatre at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Dr. Johannsen holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the joint doctoral program at UC Irvine and UC San Diego. She also holds a Master's degree in Theatre from SDSU. Shortly after graduation from SDSU she founded Stone Soup Theatre Company, one of San Diego's most critically acclaimed theatre companies. Dr. Johannsen has focused on connecting acting skills with coaching public speaking for the last five years, working with a variety of clients to improve public speaking skills and emotional intelligence. She also actively works in the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre, producing and directing works at NYC's infamous La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.
Dr. Ernie Mendes is a professional development trainer, organizational consultant, executive coach and keynote speaker. He has been providing training & development since 1988 working with Managers, Scientists, Researchers, Law Enforcement, Educators, Engineers, Sales & Marketing Professionals, Corporate Trainers, Corporate Officers, Business Owners, and others. Dr. Mendes' diverse professional background includes a combined 23 years as a secondary and post-secondary educator and 11 years as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.
Dr. Mendes holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. He was one of the first to do a doctoral study on Emotional Intelligence (EI). He studied the relationship between E.I. and Occupational Burnout. His book Empty the Cup before You Fill It Up provides practical activities to build effective relationships at work and in a classroom setting using EI theory and neuroscience. His recent book Engage 4 Learning uses four main brain systems to engage K-Adult learners in the classroom and in training settings.