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Center for Teaching: Professional Development

Emotional Intelligence Workshop - Oct. 10, 2019

Please join us on October 10 in South 200 @ 1:45 for a workshop on Emotional Intelligence facilitated by Lauren O’Leary with discussants; Susan Chenard, Cara Case, Susan Spencer and others)


This workshop will investigate Emotional Intelligence, which is the ability of a person to both comprehend and manage his/her emotions effectively.  We will discuss topics such as the impact of Emotional Intelligence on mood manipulation, hope, and optimism; the four stages of self-awareness; common blind spots and tips for avoiding distorted thinking; and finding sources of motivation to become more empathetic and develop positive social habits.  

  • EI is especially important for instructors because it can help us to build strong relationships with our students, to be flexible thinkers within a classroom setting, to view problems as challenges, to set realistic goals, and to help us to be attentive to others' emotional cues. 

  • EI is also important for learners because it can help them identify constructive vs destructive behaviors, become self-aware in a classroom setting, set appropriate goals, concentrate on what they can control (as opposed to what they cannot control), and manage criticism.

Promotion Workshop - Oct 31, 2019

CFT, along with 4 Cs and AFT are hosting an promotion workshop for faculty and staff on October 31 @ 1:45 in SOUTH 200.  Lorraine Li (4Cs) and Karen Kessler (AFT) will provide an overview of the promotion process and faculty and staff who have applied for promotion in the past will offer tips on how to put together a promotion application.
Pizza and salad will be provided. 
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing CW-CFT and indicating which union you are a member of.
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