Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Relationships Matter

Only through authentic relationships can we hope to create communities that sustain each of us—communities 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.

At a glance

What: 6 workshops on emotionally intelligent leadership

Where: The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI (map) or Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St (map)

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

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Art of Conflict Transformation
Conflict is something most people want to avoid, yet it's a natural part of life. When approached with integrity, curiosity, and compassion, conflict can open us to new possibilities and deepen our relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you embrace both-and rather than either-or 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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Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity
Inclusivity is the practice of radical hospitality — where people of diverse social and cultural groups experience uncompromising respect and dignity. Inclusive leaders value and actively encourage multiple perspectives, creating a positive, collaborative environment in which people feel safe to be themselves and engage in their best work. Gain insights into unconscious bias and inclusivity on individual and organization levels.

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How to Energize Your Workshops and Turn on the Learning
Do you need to conduct a workshop but you've never had any formal training on doing one? Have you been doing the same workshop repeatedly and are looking for some ways to liven it up a bit? Are you tired of doing all the talking in your workshops and want to get your audience more involved? In this 1-day workshop for those who lead workshops, you learn the basics of experiential-learning theory, how to develop outcome-based learning objectives, and how to use interactive teaching methods.

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The Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success
Ever been to a meeting that was flat as a pancake, or in danger of boiling over? The missing ingredient in many meetings is an outcome-based agenda that uses people's time well, focuses energy, and supports more productive work before, during and after meetings.

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Listening for a Change: Skills for Dialogue
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 faith community, this workshop will help you learn to listen with curiosity and to welcome multiple perspectives.

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Our Minds at Work: Diversity in Perceptual Thinking Patterns
Have you noticed how some people have great ease in finding their words, are quick to create a visual or graphic, or seem to know just what action to take next? These variations represent the differences in how our minds organize, process, and create; the diversity in our Perceptual Thinking Patterns. This workshop will help you build "flexibility of mind" in understanding these differences, and learn how to tap into these strengths in order to engage in more innovative, dynamic, and effective ways within your workplace, family, and community.

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