Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

Emotional Intelligence Topic on 09/18/2013

"Emotional intelligence isn't a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It's a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is key to professional success."

---Harvard Business Review.

Outstanding leaders have an excellent ability to understand and manage themselves and to understand and work with others. Technical and functional expertise is the foundation for effective performance however emotional intelligence (EI) distinguishes outstanding leaders from average performers. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and understand one's own feelings and emotions as well as those of others and use that information to manage ourselves and our relationships effectively. It consists of four fundamental capabilities: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management or social skill. This talk will introduce the emotional intelligence model, discuss the competencies associated with each of the fundamental capabilities, and introduce the six leadership styles and how they can be used in an organization. This information can be used to understand what distinguishes truly outstanding leaders from those who just happen to be in a leadership position.

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00 pm

Business Mtg start at 6:15; Presentation runs 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: Nestle in Solon, 30003 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, OH 44139. Directions and Map

Cost: Free for Students, Chapter Members, Speaker, Employees of host company, and Greeters.
All others are charged a $5 fee. A valid PMI id is required if you are a member of the local chapter.

Food: Light refreshments will be provided

PDUs: 1.5 |  Download PDU form | Download Meeting Presentation

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Speaker Bio: Theresa R. Cassino, PhD, PMP is a biomedical scientist, engineer and project management professional. She joined PMI in 2012 and has been a member of the PMINEO Programs committee since October. She is currently serving as the Director of Programs for PMINEO. Theresa received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Rowan University and her MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She acquired her PMP in June 2012. Theresa has experience in research, product development and project management on a variety of topics including specialty chemicals, flooring, molecular interactions, cellular mechanotrasduction, adult stem cells for cardiac transplantation and personalized medicine for oncology. Theresa is currently an instructor for American Graduate University and an independent coach with Team Beachbody. She recently completed her first triathlon (sprint distance) in July 2013 and will do an Olympic distance triathlon in September.