Free class on emotional intelligence in the workplace to be offered Jan. 16

This semester, the Office of Human Resources’ Organizational Development and Learning unit will offer a variety of free workshops to enhance employees’ professional growth. The first course, on “Exploring Emotional Intelligence,” will be held Jan. 16. Join Shirley Mosley and Mitzi Vázquez-Long from 9 a.m. to noon in Adelbert Hall’s Toepfer Room to learn more about emotional intelligence and its role in the workplace.

Emotional intelligence—the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions—has been identified as a key leadership skill. Decades of research point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart. Further, an emotionally intelligent supervisor understands how to identify and manage emotions to enhance reasoning and problem solving for both personal and organizational effectiveness.

Workshops are offered to members of the Case Western Reserve University community at no cost. Visit the department’s Google calendar for event listings or register online.