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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Are You Emotionally Intelligent: Part 1-An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

In part 1 we begin with a broad conceptual overview of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We will set the stage for the remaining sessions by giving a brief history of EI and setting some common understanding of emotion and intelligence.

Will Ploskonka, Manager, Learning and Organizational Development

Will has been with UT Knoxville for 3+ years and his responsibility is to manage the efforts of the LOD team to best serve our campus community and participate in the facilitation of Team and Leadership Development sessions over a wide range of topics.


Career Development Series

Leading Hybrid Teams Podcast Series

Human Resources in partnership with Be Well, Early Learning Center, Optum, Division of Student Life, and College of Veterinary Medicine, is excited to offer summer support sessions to assist you as we look towards transitioning back to campus.

Remember Your Resources (recorded June 9, 2021)

It’s always good to be reminded of resources available to you as an employee of UT! Watch Abigail Brumfield (Big Orange Pantry), Julie Roe (946-CARE), Laura Ketola (Jones Center for Leadership and Service, and Matthew Cramer, (Optum) as they discuss various resources to assist in your return to campus and beyond.

A Human-Centered Workplace: Re-envision Your Work-Life Balance (recorded June 16, 2021)

Join Danielle Bohn, Employee Wellness Coordinator with Be Well as she creates a space to acknowledge and discuss creating healthy boundaries for re-establishing work-life balance that will be critical for a successful fall semester.

Got Kids and Transitioning Back to Campus? Keep it Real with Robyn Brookshire (June 23, 2021 – session not recorded)

Bring your triumphs and challenges with you to this session. Robyn Brookshire, Director of the Early Learning Center, will be live to answer your questions.

Transitioning With Pets (recorded June 29, 2021)

Our furry friends have had their humans by their side every day for over a year now and all of the sudden, they may not. Elizabeth Strand, Director, Veterinary Social Work, and Julie Albright, Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Services, will share helpful strategies for both the pet and human in this informative interview with Mary Lucal, AVC, Human Resources.

Build Your Resilience (recorded July 7, 2021)

Carla Romo, Optum. Empowering attendees to take action in their own lives, this training explores the characteristics that help people deal with unexpected challenges in a positive way. The concept of stress hardiness is also defined and discussed. Also available: presentation and workbook.

How to Support Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace – July 10

Greg Alch, Optum. This session covers depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental health issues that can affect us, our families, friends and the workplace. Participants will learn important information about what depression and anxiety are, what to do, and where to go to find personal or family support.

Managing Ambiguity – July 29

Ambiguity. Uncertainty. “Not sure what to do-itis” Ambiguity can be scary and we’re here to help! Join Darrell Easley, Director of Employee Relations and Learning & Organizational Development as he discusses practical strategies to manage ambiguity.