Workshop on "Developing Emotional Intelligence:"The Key to Professional Success"

Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. Fortunately, whereas IQ is very hard to change, EQ can increase with deliberate practice and training. This happens once we become aware where we need to start from and like this we can start improving the specific areas we need to develop.

In this context a workshop on the theme “Developing Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Professional Success" was organized by the HR Forum, Faculty of management, Pacific University on 22nd March, 2017. The resource person of the workshop was Prof. Harvinder Soni, an expert in the area of OB, Transactional Analysis, Human resource management and Emotional Intelligence with 20 years of academic, research and administrative experience. The Workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Mahima Birla, Dean Faculty of Management who enlightened the participants on the relevance and need of high EQ in the present scenario. 100 students from various colleges of Udaipur and many professionals attended the workshop.

The workshop enabled the participants to:

  • Become self-aware about their current level of emotional intelligence &discover efficient strategies to improve specific emotional intelligence competencies.
  • Cultivate empathy or the ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people and skill in responding according to their emotional reactions
  • Develop interpersonal skills which indicate the individual's proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.
  • Develop skills in responding to criticisms & adversity .
  • Learn Leadership strategies for working with others towards shared goals.

The workshop was conducted by Prof. Harvinder Soni, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management.

The major attractions of the workshop were:-

  • Focus on developing EQ for success in professional life
  • Based methodology including management games & exercises.

The participants benefitted from the workshop in the following areas:

  • Understanding of the importance of using Emotional Intelligence
  • Learning practical tools and skills for communicating effectively, assertively, and collaboratively.
  • Developing the ability to create an environment for productive work relationships
  • How to guide responses to difficult and challenging situations
  • The ability to self-motivate while tempering negative responses
  • Team communication skills for running effective meetings, decision-making, and creative problem-solving.
  • The confidence to deal with resistance and negativity
  • The ability to demonstrate leadership qualities that promote trust, motivation, and commitment to results