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Emotional intelligence: The skill you need to up-level your career

If you think emotions don’t belong in the workplace, it’s time to reevaluate that assumption. Having an emotional understanding of your colleagues — and demonstrating respect for their skills, preferences, backgrounds, experiences and other elements of diversity — is key to building and working as a high-functioning team.

As international thought leader Britt Andreatta aptly explains, “Every organization achieves its goals through a series of daily conversations, interactions, and decisions. Each of these involves humans — and the more emotionally intelligent they are, the more effective they will be on every level.”

The good news about emotional intelligence is that it can be taught — and many opportunities are available at UCOP to build your social emotional intelligence (SEL). Check out these great learning opportunities today! Select course names to register.

Opportunities to build your emotional intelligence skills at UCOP

Emotional intelligence: Attain results through people
June 22, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Emotional Intelligence is described as the capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. This session starts with the fundamentals of emotional intelligence, then leads participants through experiential exercises. Experience the various aspects of emotional intelligence and formulate strategies and behaviors to cultivate, develop and turn these aspects into ongoing practices.

Trust and psychological safety in the workplace
July 15, 1 – 3 p.m.
Research continues to demonstrate that trust and psychological safety are critical to creating an inclusive, high-performing work environment. But trust and psychological safety are sometimes difficult to define and challenging to measure. Join Lisa Terry, systemwide director of leadership and organization development at UCOP, for this interactive workshop. Participants will learn the concepts of trust and psychological safety, including how they are similar and how they differ. Then you’ll learn how to measure trust and psychological safety, and develop action steps to help build increased levels of trust and psychological safety in your own work environment.

Managing stress
Aug 31, time TBD (Registration coming soon)
Job stress can be all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Find ways to identify your triggers, keep perspective, learn helpful strategies, and know when to seek help.

Social emotional learning at work: creating connection and belonging at UCOP
Sept. 10 and Oct. 1 — Two-part series; registration coming soon
Incorporating the principles of social and emotional learning (SEL) at work enhances our ability to communicate and connect with a range of people in healthy ways. Research indicates that focusing on SEL at work can lead to greater employee satisfaction and retention across the organization. At this two-part workshop, SEL expert, author and educator Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard will provide frameworks and interactives to support the building of connections with your peers and teams.

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