EQ 2.0: Emotional Intelligence for the 21st Century

EQ 2.0: Emotional Intelligence for the 21st Century

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




What is emotional intelligence (EQ) for the 21st century? It’s about a leader’s ability to inspire creativity and breakthrough thinking. It’s about the ability to create a safe environment where people can challenge their assumptions and typical ways of thinking and doing. It’s about being able to ask questions and engage in dialogue and deep listening to stimulate collaboration and innovation. 

This interactive course translates emotional intelligence into what it takes for a leader to thrive rather than just survive in the 21st century. Participants learn how to use emotional intelligence to be grounded, truly present, to balance advocacy with inquiry, to bring out creativity, and to ask the deep questions that will propel their organizations forward.

Take Aways

This course will challenge your understanding of EQ and teach you to move from managing self to engaging others.  You will learn:

  • A model for constructing questions that deepen the level of conversations
  • Strategies for engaging diverse stakeholders in collaborative problem solving
  • Lessons from case studies that demonstrate how powerful questions drive sustainable business solutions
  • Practices that build leadership presence
  • Techniques for creating an organizational culture of trust and collaboration

Course Faculty

Dr. Joanie B. Connell is an organizational consultant and leadership coach who specializes in maximizing leadership potential. She works with individuals to improve their success and happiness in their careers. She works with companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Joanie has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, professor, and in-house specialist in leadership development. Connell has her PhD in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BA in engineering from Harvard University.

Deborah Rocco brings over 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations, in the nonprofit, higher education, and private sector, to realize their full potential. As a senior human resource leader in the telecommunications and biopharmaceutical industries, she has helped organizations challenge their traditional views of leadership development and embrace a holistic approach focused on preparing the leaders of the future. Rocco holds an MEd in human resource management, a senior professional certification in human resources, and is a certified executive coach. 

The event fee is $325 per participant. Students, alumni and groups of three or more from the same organization are eligible for a 20 percent discount. Please contact gfascilla@sandiego.edu to obtain the discount code. Go to http://EQ2.kintera.org/ to register. 

Please contact Gina Fascilla at gfascilla@sandiego.edu or (619) 260 4807 if you have any questions. 

Buffet-style breakfast served from 7:15 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Lunch held from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Program held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

leading change at USD