Leveraging Emotional Intelligence To Up Your Leadership Game

When:  Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Location: Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 800
CAE Credit Hours: 3.0
Fee: $225 for members, $300 for non-members
Program Description:
It is often said that professionals don’t lose their jobs because they don’t have the functional skills to be successful, but that they aren’t skilled in developing and building relationships. Consequently, one of the most important skills for any professional is a strong sense of Emotional Intelligence (“EQ” or “EI”).  What is Emotional Intelligence and why is it so important?  EQ/EI has four important elements, all of which should be present in order to lead effectively and create strong relationships with colleagues, members and volunteer leaders.  
The benefits of emotional intelligence are numerous and can positively affect your work, your department, your career and your life.  
Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the four core areas of EQ/EI·
  • Identify concrete, proven benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Understand the science behind emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and how the practice of each changes the physical state of your brain and has other positive physical and psychological benefits
  • Understand proven, painless techniques to build your capacity for emotional intelligence and mindfulness and integrate these concepts into daily work and life
Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, serves as President & Founder of The Learning Studio, Inc. (TLS) a consultancy and
training organization serving associations and their members.
Debra is considered an industry leader in speaking, training, facilitating and “all things adult education”.  The Learning Studio, which Debra founded in 2004, serves clients across the globe in building and producing gold standard learning experiences, as well as offers a full catalog of training programs to companies of all size and scope.
TLS has designed leadership development experiences for individuals with many years of experience, as well as those aspiring to leadership positions. Prior to launching TLS in 2004, Debra served in many senior staff positions with a variety of organizations. Those included the Association Forum of Chicagoland, The Young Presidents’
Organization, The Joint Commission and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications/Public Relations from Southern Illinois  University, and her master’s degree in Management of Public Service from DePaul University. She has previously earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is currently a fellow in healthcare management, Debra is a past chair of ASAE’s Professional Development Council, and is a current member of ASAE’s Key consultants Committee and the ASAE Foundation Committee. She is co-chair of the Association Forum's Education SIG and speaks and writes regularly on the topics around leadership and management, as well as adult learning best
practices. She is the 2011 recipient of the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award, is a PCMA “Best in Class Speaker”and is a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.


10 S Riverside Plz Ste 800
Chicago, IL 60606-3709