Learning EQ

Learning EQ


An emotional intelligence (EQ) certification course will be run inDurbanby Six Seconds, world leaders in EQ training, for the first time inSouth Africafrom 21-25 May 2012.

Six Seconds is increasingly recognised as a premier global provider of EQ advocacy, training and materials, with offices in 10 countries and supporting practitioners in a further 90 countries worldwide.

“The Harvard Business Review maintains that ‘Emotional Intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is key to professional success’,” says Candice Smith, Six Seconds’ South African host of the workshop.

“The EQ certification course will benefit managers, leaders, trainers, counsellors, organisational development coaches, psychologists and educators,” Smith said. “Individuals also frequently attend for their own personal growth, seeking to incorporate EQ into their work and life.”

The workshop in a nutshell

The five-day, hands-on workshop builds capacity for transformation with emotional intelligence to enable clients and employees to increase personal, team and organisational performance, thus maximising the potential of human capital and developing core competence.

It explains the benefits of EQ in driving performance, leadership, learning and effective decision-making and how to put the science into action. This is achieved by reviewing the latest research on the brain, emotions and performance and by exploring a range of topics such as emotional literacy, neuroscience, changing behavioural patterns, consequential thinking, optimism and transforming emotions.

The content is based on 35 years of practical teaching experience. After completing certification, delegates are licensed to use the tools, modules and models from the course.

The experience behind the learning

The workshop will be run by Dubai-based, Jayne Morrison, regional director of Six Seconds’ Middle East and Africa EQ network, who has 20 years of operational leadership experience and extensive expertise in the design and delivery of powerful, scalable learning and development programmes. She has conducted training workshops in theUK, Europe,China,Russia andAmerica to a wide range of clients including Holiday Inn, Richemont, Allied Pickfords and Novartis.

With a post-graduate degree in Human Resource Management and a post-graduate diploma in Learning and Development, Morrison is among a handful of Six Seconds advanced EQ practitioners in the world and a master trainer of the Six Seconds certification programmes.

The workshop will be held at Calissa Lodge in Cowies Hill at a cost of R20 000 per delegate, with discounts for groups. For bookings and more information phone Candice Smith on 076 763 6433 or Avril Kidd on 082 779 6299 or email candice@6seconds-mea.com or avril@6seconds-mea.com.

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