Professional Development Certificates - The Common Denominator is you

Daylong Workshops: The Common Denominator Is You!

This autumn, join us for a two-part workshop series to help you succeed in your professional endeavors. These daylong workshops will take place in downtown Chicago on September 14 and 15. Completion of both parts is equivalent to one elective course in the Financial Decision Making or Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications certificates.

 

Part 1: Mastering Emotional Intelligence and Assessing Your Behavioral Style

September 14 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | University of Chicago Gleacher Center | $300.00

Wouldn't it be great if we could achieve success in all our personal and professional endeavors? Wouldn't it be equally satisfying if we understood why others behave the way that they do? After all, we are brilliant individuals who possess intelligence and technical skills, right? Then why are we having difficulty managing others, collaborating on a team, or fostering those personal relationships that bring us joy? The answer is simple. We all approach situations from completely different angles, which can cause friction and confusion when we don't "get" where people are coming from. In other words, our IQ is outweighing our EQ - Emotional Intelligence. The Mastering Emotional Intelligence and Assessing Your Behavioral Style seminar provides both theoretical and practical application techniques through the use of open dialogue, group work, and/or individual exercises. 

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Part 2: Managing Expectations, Conflict Resolution, and Building High-Performing teams

September 15 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | University of Chicago Gleacher Center | $300.00

A dynamic team delivers breakthrough results well beyond what an individual can accomplish alone. Teamwork isn't easy. but when all members are contributing, te energy and productivity is contagious! Unfortunately, collective accomplishments can be hindered when the team is in conflict and/or they are unclear about their colleagues· or manager's expectations. Learning how to be explicit about expectations is essential to reducing conflict and building high-performing teams. The Managing Expectations, Conflict Resolution, and Building High-Performing Teams seminar builds off the Mastering Emotional Intelligence and Assessing Your Behavioral Style seminar and provides both theoretical and practical application techniques through the use of open dialogue, group work, and/or individual exercises. 

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about the instructor

Dr. Samantha Coleman is an award-winning visionary leader, educator, and professional counselor. She began her career working in mental health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, crisis programs, and private practices. In 2005, she founded Assist Her, Inc., an Illinois non-profit organization that provided prevention, literacy, and mentoring programs to girls ages 10–18. Through the development of her clinically sound, social-emotional programming for Chicago Public School elementary and high school students, significant gains were made in improving academic performance, school attendance, and decreased behavioral infractions for at risk adolescent girls. Genuine, driven, and skilled, Coleman combined clinical training and youth development with grassroots outreach to change lives one girl at a time. Upon closing its doors in 2014, Assist Her, Inc. serviced well over 2,000 females in the Chicagoland area.