“Our environmental challenges today are real.  We
believe that everyone is a Green Leader, and that each of us has
the power to activate others for a Greener, More Sustainable World.”
–Beth Offenbacker, Ph.D. (Course Instructor)

Using the Acclaimed *Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.) Skills Training, you will:

  • Sharpen Your Skills for Activating Team Members, Peers, Project Partners, and Others at This Workshop
  • Establish Effective Personal Interactions and Team Building for a Greener, More Sustainable World

*What is E.Q.? It is a renowned management and leadership training which teaches us to recognize our unique strengths and abilities, and the strengths and abilities of others – which can be very different from our own.  By understanding more about ourselves, and recognizing the attributes and patterns that motivate others, we are better able to lead others and create productive collaborations.

E.Q. paves the path to successful leadership and collaboration: In projects and team leadership, E.Q. will show why us we sometimes succeed beyond our expectations, and other times fall short of the mark despite best efforts! Or why collaboration with others can be difficult in one situation, yet seemingly easy and effortless in others. There’s a reason why these inconsistencies exist, and using E.Q. we can do something about it!

 

Which green issues drive you as a Green Leader?

 

Animal and Natural Resources Protections in our communities and around the globe, to save plant and animal species today and for future generations, protect the air and water, and preserve our ecosystem.

 

Growing a Circular Economy, a world where… waste does not end up in oceans and affect the lives of fish and human health — but rather is part of a regenerative system that minimizes resource input, waste, energy and emissions.

 

Clean, Renewable Energy solutions, locally, regionally, nationally, internationally – resulting in greenhouse gas reductions, land and water protections, and individual and community health benefits.

 

Building Smart, Green Communities with green infrastructure, buildings and homes; affordable housing, green jobs, and thriving parks, agricultural spaces, and gardens.

Working together for good, to help solve earth’s problems, is vital.  And E.Q.!  –

Emotional Intelligence – can help us make this happen!

THE “BUILD YOUR E.Q. SKILLS” WORKSHOP

What will the workshop include? Tailored for people in the “green” fields, you will interact with others who have also experienced challenges with leading and managing people as part of green programs, projects, services, and initiatives.  The workshop will guide you in answering the question, “How can I successfully motivate others, and myself, and harness our big ‘Why(s)’ in support of successful outcomes?”

Understanding that what is easy for you may not be easy for others, a good collaboration can make all the difference for positive outcomes.

Achieve more consistently positive results, whether you are a formal leader of others, or a leader-instigator in your own domain and cause.  E.Q. provides productive strategies and approaches to employ with others when things become difficult, so that you can be more effective as a Green Leader and in your realm of engagement. You will learn effective leadership and management strategies for working with peers, colleagues, staff members, senior leaders, and volunteers as a Green Leader.

This workshop will engage your mind and have you on your feet, learning how to use your new knowledge of yourself and others to accomplish productive outcomes!

In the workshop, you will:

  • Identify a current workplace challenge and map specific actions to support successful outcomes.
  • Recognize your personal Brain Style and how this impacts your focus, decision-making, and drive in your role as a people manager.
  • Gain insight into the Brain Profiles of others, and how this can be used to improve interactions.
  • Identify your Brain Talents and how these can be leveraged to improve your effectiveness in leading, collaborating, and working with others to increase performance.

Practice interactive exercises to:

  • Hone our awareness of individual and team strengths and differences in order to put these skills into play.
  • Learn what specific team work looks like using a mini-bridge building exercise, among others.
  • Practice what you’ve just learned through small group “dry runs” to apply your new skills

What you will take home:

  • Awareness of how to navigate your own personal strengths and differences
  • Understanding what makes other people “tick” and valuing others’ similarities and differences
  • Increasing your effectiveness in motivating and collaborating for productive outcomes
  • Recognizing and utilizing the strengths, insights, and experiences of your team
  • Strategies for effectively engaging and activating others in support of Green outcomes

The skills you learn in this workshop will beneficial to strengthening personal and professional partnerships and projects.

Admission

This workshop is being offered at a special value, and is specifically designed for people in the green fields. The $125 fee consists of two parts:

  • $75 covers the personalized profile and 50+ page workbook from Six Seconds, for you to use into the future
  • $50 is for LE’s cost for the workshop admission – an exceptional price for E.Q. training

Payment options:

General Admission – Early bird price is $110  thru June 21st, Reg. $125– after that date

Student/job seeker ticket- Early bird price is $99 thru June 21st, Reg $115—after that date

Are you interested in volunteering?  We have a select number of volunteer opportunities that include a reduced workshop fee of $75.  Please contact Janine Finnell at jfinnell@leadersinenergy.org for more information.

INSTRUCTOR BETH OFFENBACKER, PHD:

Certified emotional intelligence trainer and assessment expert with Six Seconds, the global nonprofit that specializes in emotional intelligence training.  Dr. Offenbacker has taught dozens of industry professionals the leadership and management skills necessary for achieving successful outcomes.  Her portfolio includes public, private, and nonprofit sector experience, including serving in senior leadership roles. Extensive experience designing and leading engagement processes for environmental projects (watersheds, stormwater, sewer, and circular economy). She is a Tree Steward with Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria, where she currently serves as Interim President, and she is the Director of Training and Development for Leaders in Energy.  Her doctorate is from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy.

We look forward to having you join us at this exceptional workshop on June 29th!

More background on E.Q.:

Here’s how the workshop is described by its founders at Six Seconds (an international nonprofit organization supporting emotional intelligence development globally):

This workshop is designed to support people in learning what great managers know – starting with themselves.

Based on the latest neuroscience, the aim is to increase self-awareness, build confidence, and improve people management skills to enhance performance.

You’ll receive a personalized workbook, based on a pre-assessment. Using interactive exercises, you’ll learn to recognize your Brain Profiles and Brain Talents, and how these impact your role as a people manager.

You’ll also apply insights about your own emotional intelligence during the day, as you gain awareness and increase options to become the very best version of yourself and discover how to effectively apply these strategies and approaches back in the workplace.

The assessments provided as part of this workshop are from Six Seconds, a global nonprofit dedicated to developing individual, team, and organizational excellence around the world.

Objectives

During the workshop, you will:

1.Identify a current workplace challenge and map specific actions to support successful outcomes.

2.Recognize your personal Brain Style and how this impacts your focus, decision-making, and drive in your role as a people manager.

3.Gain insight into the Brain Profiles of others, and how this can be used to improve interactions.

4.Identify your Brain Talents and how these can be leveraged to improve your effectiveness in leading, collaborating, and working with others to increase performance.

Thanks to EcoAction Arlington for being a co-sponsor.