Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

At a glance

What: Emotional Intelligence is now recognized as a key leadership and team member skill. These programs focus on multiple approaches for building authentic work relationships and improving group process and learning.

Where: Locations vary; see individual class listings

Questions: Contact Laura V. Page at laura.page@wisc.edu or 608-890-3627.



Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Relationships Matter

Only through authentic relationships can we hope to create organizations that treat every individual with respect and dignity, that welcome multiple perspectives, use conflict creatively, and elicit our best actions based on integrity. Whether or not you have a “formal” leadership role, everyone has the potential to be an emotionally intelligent leader. Learn how to make relationships matter at work, home, and in the community through these engaging programs.

The Art of Conflict Transformation

Conflict can open us to new possibilities and deepen our relationships. This workshop will help you embrace both-and thinking, transforming conflict into win-win solutions. Discover how to increase your comfort in dealing with conflict and to build more trust and communication in relationships.

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Communication Skills for Challenging Conversations

Handle difficult conversations at work and to listen and be assertive without weakening relationships. Better understand the complex nature of interpersonal communication and explore why misunderstanding is so normal. Apply the skills learned to conflict resolution and giving performance feedback.

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Encouraging a Culture of Civility and Respect

Disrespectful and uncivil behavior is on the rise, costing organizations millions in lost productivity and employee turnover. We examine the concept of respectful behavior and possible reasons behind the trend. We share strategies to build and maintain a culture of civil and respectful behavior.

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Listening for a Change: Skills for Inclusivity

Only through true listening and understanding can we hope to create communities of integrity that sustain us and elicit our best actions. Whether you’re facilitating a discussion among members of your family, workplace, or community, learn to listen with curiosity and welcome multiple perspectives.

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Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others

Learn of the recent neuroscience discoveries that reveal how our brain triggers stress and poor interpersonal reactions. Exploration and practice of multiple methods for managing your brain will greatly improve your ability to lead others in today’s organizations.

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Collaboration

Organizations that succeed in working across the aisle and seeing past workplace culture clashes will emerge as successful. As the pace of change increases, organizations need to be open to everyone’s ideas and knowledge. Examine systems and structures that can inhibit collaboration.

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