May 14, 2014


Course runs from 7:45am–12:00pm.

Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and catered breakfast.


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About the Program

Explore new research discoveries since groundbreaking work in emotional intelligence redefined our understanding of leadership. This interactive course in social intelligence will challenge your emotional intelligence skills and push you into new frontiers of leadership development.


  • Explore the intersection of brain science and leadership that took us beyond emotional intelligence and introduced leaders everywhere to social intelligence – a set of interpersonal capabilities that inspire people to be effective.
  • Discover the impact of mood contagion and its effect on the individual, the team, the organization, and the bottom line.
  • Find your strengths and weaknesses among the six leadership styles essential for today’s connected workplace.
  • Prepare for immediate improvements in social interactions – from one-on-one relationships, to your impact on your team, and beyond.
  • Rookies are welcome. A mini-emotional intelligence boot camp will update your knowledge and skills or introduce you to the essential components: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social skill.


This course is appropriate for any executive or leader who wants to improve conversations with co-workers, employees, bosses, clients or others. 

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Mary A. McKay, ED.D. is a member of the undergraduate faculty at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where she has built a reputation for innovative curricula and a dynamic teaching style. Her areas of academic interest include leadership, personal ethics, leader communication, and diverse teams. Before joining the Rady School of Management, Mary split her professional commitments between consulting and teaching. As a principal of McKay & McKay, she enjoyed a diverse client base across multiple sectors, and was recognized for her expertise in change initiatives and infrastructure development. Mary received her doctoral degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, the first program of its kind in the United States. She is an experienced public speaker and group facilitator. Mary resides in San Diego with her husband and two teenage sons.