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
August 20, 2013
Course runs from 7:45am–5:00pm.
Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and continental breakfast.
“The instructors are a fabulous DUO! I really enjoyed this course.”
— March 26, 2013 Course participant
Dr. Rebecca Johannsen is currently the artistic director of Stone Soup Theatre Company, which she co-founded in 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in theater from the UC Irvine/UC San Diego joint doctoral program. She has a master’s degree in theater from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s from UC Santa Cruz in anthropology. In addition to her extensive actor training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ms. Johannsen has worked extensively in marketing and public relations for SDSU Department of Drama, La Jolla Playhouse and CRM Learning.
Ms. Johannsen currently teaches theater at CSU Northridge and Palomar College. She has produced, acted and directed extensively throughout San Diego for over 25 years. Her work with Stone Soup Theatre Company has been widely praised by critics and fans alike, and the company is about to enter its tenth anniversary season under her leadership.
Dr. Camala Boyce is a founding director of the Summit Discovery Institute a non-profit organization with one of its research arenas dedicated to understanding the integration of mind (cognitive agility), body (physiological and neurological functioning), and heart (emotional intelligence) as it relates to decision making and ethical actions within organizational contexts. Dr. Boyce brings more than 15 years of experience in working with leaders and teams in developing emotional intelligence. Part of her work has involved outdoor experiential adventuring where team members support one another through physically challenging exercises requiring self and other social awareness. In addition, Dr. Boyce works with globally dispersed teams that have less opportunity for face-to-face contact where emotional and trust issues are central. In working with executives, Dr. Boyce coaches leaders on behaviors and practices that enhance emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill building and accountability. Dr. Boyce conducts research on emotional intelligence in the workplace within a doctoral program at Alliant International University; she received her Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Akron, a top-ranked program within the field.