Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. It is the key to both personal and professional success and has had a significant impact in the areas of leadership and employee development. Participants in this session will:
- Understand the concept of Emotional Intelligence.
- Learn what emotions are, why they are important, and where they come from.
- Learn to recognize, understand and manage their emotions and influence the emotions of others.
- See how necessary Emotional Intelligence is in their success.
- Learn why it is important in a leadership role.
- Complete a self-assessment of their Emotional Intelligence and look at strategies for improvement.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Trainer: Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson has 30 years experience as an educator. He held positions as teacher, assistant principal, educational coordinator, and coordinator of afterschool programs.
Tony served as Coordinator of the Reentry program at Des Moines Area Community College, and Coordinator of Outreach at Neighborhood Health Initiative through Iowa Health (now Unity Point). He has been a consultant to the Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Education, and Iowa Workforce Development.
Tony consults with, and provides training for, many local for-for profit and non-profit organizations, as well for the Des Moines Public School system and for Des Moines Area Community College. For the last eight years, he has served as a consultant to and facilitator for Project IOWA, a workforce training initiative, providing soft skills/life skills training to unemployed and underpaid individuals.
Tony retired from the Iowa Air National Guard in 2009, after completing 30 years of service. He held the rank of Colonel and retired as the installation Inspector General.
Tony received his Bachelor’s degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Drake University, and a Bachelors Degree in Holistic Health Sciences from the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine.
Tony has served on the Board of numerous community organizations.