Applying Emotional Intelligence for Career Success

Thursday, December 12

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Career Voyage

Kit Welchlin
Certified Speaking Professional, Welchlin Keynote Presentations

Here’s the bottom line: having negative thoughts and feelings is unavoidable. However, if we understand and expand our Emotional Intelligence capabilities, we will be able to overcome the negative thoughts and feelings and learn to act in a way that reflects our values, rather than what we are feeling at the moment.

The qualities that make up emotional intelligence (EQ) — self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill — enable the most successful professionals to raise their own and others’ performance to a higher level. Learn how to enhance your personal brand and build a more supportive and collaborative climate with strategies that will increase your EQ!

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn strategies for managing negativity, frustration, and anger.
  2. Find out how to understand emotions and respond appropriately.
  3. Discover how to give and receive professional criticism.

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central