This is the final installment of the six-part Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. Past sessions introduced the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the importance of stress management, understood the intricacies of decision making, and learned interpersonal skills and empathy. This session talks about emotionally intelligent ways of self-expression and its many uses and benefits in both our personal and professional lives.
Cheryl Stewart and Mike Brown lead the discussion on self-expression and emotional expression. Cheryl has over two decades of experience in Communications and Organizational Development and is passionate about research and data collection and how these can improve individuals and organizations. Meanwhile, Mike is a retired law enforcement professional with more than thirty years of experience across various capacities. He is currently the National Sheriff’s Association’s Director of Professional Development.
Specifics of the course include:
- An overview on emotional intelligence – what is it and what it does not determine or correlate to.
- A run-through of Dr. Reuven Bar-On’s and Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence models and the elements that constitute these.
- Defining emotional self-awareness based on both the Bar-On and Goleman model and what it looks like when this specific composite/ability is lacking and in ideal amounts.
- The concept of cognitive control which alludes to the idea of letting the thinking mind be in charge instead of the emotional mind.
- The self-expression composite in the Bar-On model that refers to the manner you outwardly express what you’re feeling inside.
- How self-awareness dictates an individual’s self-expression, ways to practice self-awareness, and how these two EI components work together.
- The three subscales of self-expression – what each of these looks like and how it manifests when a person is deficient or has ideal levels of each.
- How emotional self-expression can benefit organizational culture by encouraging open communication, creativity, and productivity.
Points raised during the Q&A are on:
- Incorporating emotional intelligence into criminal justice training and academies.
- Easy practical ways to work on and improve one’s emotional intelligence (other than journaling).
- How excess or lack of emotional intelligence skills may correlate with mental health conditions.
- The impact of physical conditions and stress on one’s emotional intelligence.
- Self-awareness for those working in the criminal justice profession.
This is part of a six-part series:
- Jan 14: How EQ Can Make a Difference in Your Criminal Justice Career
- Feb 11: Emotional Intelligence: Using Self Perception and Self Awareness
- March 11: Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Stress Management and Flexibility
- April 15: Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Decision Making and Reality Testing
- May 20: Emotional Intelligence: Recognizing Interpersonal Skills and Empathy
- June 17: Emotional Intelligence: Learning more about Self Expression and Emotional Expression (this webinar)
- “Thank you for a wonderful webinar series–and such delightful presenters!” — Andrea
- “The videos were a compelling and great use of different styles of learning/teaching!” — Brenda
- “Overall really good. I appreciated the perspectives offered and the videos and scenarios were helpful. It’s good to see it in action. I would like to see more of this–advancing the topic. Good for everyone–personally and professionally.” — Chantelle
- “All content presented was relevant and useful. Excellent presentation and presenters.” — Frankie
- “I enjoyed this webinar. I’ve always been interested in EI and my staff and I have done presentations on EI. EI is soo important at work especially with all the stress we were/are dealing with COVID and post COVID. The question now is what is our new ‘normal’ going to look like. EI will play a very important role in our new ‘normal’ in both the workplace and at home.” — Mae
- “I enjoyed the presenters. They were knowledgeable on the subject matter and presented good suggestions for improving my EQ.” — Sheree