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American Management Association Offers New Emotional Intelligence Curriculum Developed with Bestselling Author Daniel Goleman



American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, is offering two seminars on emotional intelligence to help employees and executives better  manage themselves and their professional relationships with others. The new AMA curriculum is developed with Dr. Daniel Goleman and is based on his research and bestselling book Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence—Selected Writings (More Than Sound).

Emotional intelligence—the ability to recognize and manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others—is vital to being an effective and high-performing member of any business team. It is also a crucial component of leadership effectiveness. Employees who understand the connection between emotions and actions and can effectively use emotional intelligence skills have a unique professional advantage in any organization.

“I chose to partner with American Management Association to design my first-ever seminar on emotional intelligence,” said Daniel Goleman. “It deserves its sterling reputation for designing and delivering world-class seminars. I’m extremely impressed with the development of both courses.”

AMA’s two programs are “Developing Your Emotional Intelligence,” designed for individual contributors, and “Leading with Emotional Intelligence,” offered for managers, executives, and leaders. These instructor-led, classroom-based programs will be offered in both open-enrollment formats and custom on-site delivery for individual organizations.

To help launch these seminars, AMA will offer a free webcast on “How Emotional Intelligence Drives Effective Leadership,” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 28. Dr. Goleman will explore the link between emotional intelligence and effective leadership. He will also explain how to develop emotional intelligence competencies in oneself and others and how to manage emotions for optimal performance.

AMA’s two-day seminar, “Developing Your Emotional Intelligence,” will help participants recognize the impact emotional intelligence has on their professional development, assess their current emotional intelligence, identify the four key emotional skills (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management), learn how to apply them to a variety of workplace activities, and build a personal development strategy.

AMA’s three-day seminar, “Leading with Emotional Intelligence,” will help participants recognize the benefits of emotional intelligence to both personal development and leadership effectiveness. Attendees will learn how to develop EI competencies, identify personal strengths and areas for development using the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, and leverage appropriate EI competencies in order to achieve results. The seminar will also help participants create a culture that delivers results through effective work relationships and build a developmental action plan that strengthens emotional intelligence skills.

The new curriculum will be offered beginning in October and November 2012 at AMA Executive Conference Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as well as in other select cities across the country in 2013.

For more information on these and other seminars, visit www.amanet.org.

About AMA
American Management Association (www.amanet.org) is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and live online seminars, e-learning programs, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

About Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence argued that human competencies like self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy add value to cognitive abilities in many domains of life. The book was on the bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, and has since been translated into nearly 30 languages. His most recent book Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence—Selected Writings (morethansound.net) is a collection of his key work on the topic from his books and his articles in the Harvard Business Review. He was a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center. He’s currently co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.  Dr. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the New York Times.