AU and Lilly host first Midwest EQ Forum

Fri, 2006-09-01 08:46 -- univcomm
September 1, 2006

Anderson University, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the Anderson University Emotional Intelligence “Think Tank” will sponsor the first Midwest forum on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) on Wednesday, October 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Entitled, “Emotional Intelligence and Personal Success,” the forum will focus on personal success in corporate and academic settings (click here to download conference brochure and registration form). The speaker will be Dr. Steven J. Stein, co-author of The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success. The event will be hosted at the Building 93 Auditorium, Lilly Corporate Center, in Indianapolis, Ind.

“For decades, the importance of recruiting candidates with high IQ levels has been the practice in the corporate world,” said Dr. Becky Haskett, associate professor of Business in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University and EQ Think Tank member. “However, research has demonstrated that unless individuals also possess a high level of EQ, their leadership skills will suffer. Also, persons with higher levels of EQ are better teachers and are better prepared for the stresses that accompany the transition from high school to college.”

Dr. Steven J. Stein is a psychologist and CEO of Multi-Health Systems (MHS), the largest Canadian publisher of psychological tests. He is also co-author of the best-selling book, The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success (with Howard E. Book, M.D., John Wiley/Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2006). The book breaks new ground by clearly defining “emotional intelligence,” giving specific examples and exercises for improving your emotional quotient (EQ), and providing some of the findings from the world’s largest database of people tested for emotional intelligence (now more than 500,000 from all walks of life).

Emotional intelligence is often referred to as intelligence that is not tied to the IQ or cognitive brain functions. Emotional intelligence deals with such factors as the development of interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills, change management, stress management and general mood. All of these factors can determine success as an employee, student or leader. EQ is often the deciding factor to remain in a certain position or in a specific academic class. Although IQ is believed to be a measure of an individual’s intellectual capacity, EQ is another aspect of “being intelligent” and is one that can be measured and developed.

Persons attending the forum will receive a complimentary copy of The EQ Edge and have the opportunity to take a confidential on-line assessment prior to the event for a discounted cost of $20 per registrant. The registration fee (including The EQ Edge) is $75. Current students may register for $30.

Additional sponsors of the event are IntegratEI, Indiana Business College: Anderson, The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Multi-Health Systems.

Seating for the event is limited. The registration deadline for the event is Wednesday, September 27. For more information contact Dianna Stankiewicz, M.A., director of the Kissinger Learning Center at Anderson University at (765) 641-4227. Send e-mail to djstankiewicz@anderson.edu.

The EQ Think Tank at Anderson University provides an opportunity for “pioneers” in the area of assessment and development to network quarterly for the purpose of learning from each other as we share our current activities, questions, and ideas related to EQ.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, education and theology.