Emotional Intelligence: Nature or Nurture

April 27, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
April 27, 20229:30 – 11:00 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomAll WashU Staff

What is Emotional Intelligence?  Why is developing this “smart skill set” relevant in today’s dynamic environment?  Where do I begin and how?

This interactive session will unpack the answers to these questions and offer practice strategies for increasing current levels of Emotional Intelligence.

Guest Speaker’s bio:

Edie Varley is a speaker, advisor, educator and the founder of The Varley Group where she drives an outcome-based mission to transform human potential into constructive contribution. In her practice, she uses systems thinking initiatives to identify needs and establish outcome-based objectives. Her work has benefited individuals and corporations – from privately held to Fortune 500 alike.

Prior to founding The Varley Group in 2000, she served for 25 years in the business of chemical manufacturing where she started in sales and ultimately led the company as CEO and owner. During her tenure, Edie helped people find the meaning in their work and the value in their contribution and as CEO led the company to double-digit net operating profit.

She started her career at McDonnell Douglas Corporation (Boeing).

Business references include work with: Olin Business School (Adjunct Instructor), McKelvey School of Engineering, Stifel Nicolaus, Northwestern Mutual, Charter Media, Superior Essex, Enterprise Holdings Inc, Edward Jones, MasterCard World Wide, Solutia, Suddenlink, LookAfter Hair Company, start-ups, Ardacian Infracom, 3rd Culture Consulting, LLC, Undivided Creative, LLC and serving on the Advisory Board of Schaeffer Manufacturing.
Edie earned her undergraduate degree and MBA (OLIN) from Washington University.

An important note: Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session:

  • Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.
  • Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions.
  • Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session.
  • Have a pen and paper ready.
  • Log in early to the session through the Zoom link.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the date/time selected; instructions will be included in the invitation.

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