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Women Lead Change Virtual Workshop will take place on May 14

Women Lead Change Virtual Workshop

McCarthy-Bush Corporation is a proud member of the Quad Cities Women Connect, a community of organizational leaders dedicated to improving women’s leadership and development. On May 14, the Quad Cities Women Connect will host a Women Lead Change workshop.

Being involved as a sponsoring company of the Quad Cities Women Connect is a “natural fit,” according to Lea Ann Dies, Senior Human Resources Generalist with McCarthy-Bush Corporation.

“We recognize the importance of investing in the personal and professional development of our employees,” Dies said. “We are committed to demonstrating our commitment to advancing women leaders throughout our family of companies.”

Women Lead Change is new in the Quad Cities but is very active throughout Iowa.

“They have built and earned the reputation as being the leader in advancing women’s leadership, development, and growth,” Dies said.

Because of the pandemic, the Women Lead Change workshop will be virtual. Anne Grady, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, will lead the workshop entitled “Harness the Power of Emotional Intelligence.”

Workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Complete an emotional intelligence self-assessment
  • Regulate and manage emotions with science-based strategies
  • Understand the brain’s stress response and proactively manage it
  • Identify and manage emotional triggers
  • Tap into human motivation and influence using emotional intelligence

This workshop is especially significant during a time when the pandemic has placed so much stress on many around the world, Dies stated.

“During times of stress, people may feel as if their lives are out of control and feel as if they have no choice in how they respond,” Dies said. “In this case the stimulus is the pandemic, and people who are feeling stressed, anxious, scared and react in kind.”

Dies says that these reactions are not typically ones that serve us well.

“Gaining skills in emotional intelligence helps individuals identify their triggers so that they are better equipped to create space between the stimulus and response so they can choose how they want to show up,” Dies said.

“While we cannot control what is happening externally to us, we are always in control of how we respond in these circumstances.”

“This event will help participants develop their emotional intelligence skills by enabling them to gain self-awareness around their emotional triggers, so they are better equipped to choose how they want to respond in those moments of stress.”

Grady is regarded as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience. She contributes to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company, Inc. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer, and a truth-bomb dropper.

The event includes a workshop from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. and virtual break wrap-up sessions from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14. Tickets are $50.

Please visit the “Harness the Power of Emotional Intelligence” EventBrite page to register.

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