Learn how a research study of successful women college presidents in California can help you cultivate your emotional intelligence skills.
Women who rise to top leadership positions in higher ed possess a unique skillset that helps them overcome adversity, build resilience, and lead authentically. Kas Metzler studied and interviewed 26 women presidents in California and found some interesting commonalities in how they rose into their roles. Not surprisingly, the link is how they used and honed their emotional intelligence as leaders.
Join us online in this two-hour session and learn more about what emotional intelligence skillsets these California presidents have found most helpful in their career advancement. You’ll begin by taking a personal assessment that will help you identify your strengths and potential blind spots as a leader. You’ll then have the opportunity to brainstorm and discuss with other participants how these research findings can be applied to your own leadership journey, so that you walk away with at least two things you can start doing differently to nurture your emotional intelligence.
Who Should Attend
This virtual training is designed for women at any level who are interested in growing their leadership skills by learning about the successes of other female leaders within higher ed. This online training will help you reflect on where you are currently in your leadership journey and where you want to go – and how your emotional intelligence can guide you on that path.
The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience
Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.
What you will get:
- A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
- Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
- Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
- Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
- Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Pre-work: Prior to attending this training, you will have the opportunity to take a 5 Paths Self-Assessment to determine how you lead under normal conditions and how you lead under stress.
You'll hear from the speaker about her research findings on how California has a higher rate of women presidents and why that's the case. Specifically, you'll learn how these presidents have used their emotional intelligence to ascend into their role and build a successful career.
Using your self-assessment and the research findings from Section 1, you will break out into small groups and discuss the following:
- Contributions: What has contributed to your own leadership journey and how can you continue to leverage those contributions?
- Challenges: What challenges have you experienced or are you experiencing in your leadership journey and how can you overcome them?
- Strategies: What can you learn from the Presidents and other participants to support your optimal growth?
- Emotional Intelligence: How can this event nurture your emotional intelligence and support your leadership advancement?
When you return from the breakouts, you will share out the key takeaways and lessons learned from each group.
Kinesiology, FT Faculty, Santa Monica College
Kas is a life-long educator and practitioner with a dynamic background in exercise science and integrative health and wellness. She has served as a faculty member in the fields of exercise science, health and kinesiology at both 2-year and 4-year institutions for 20 years.