Crescendo Connect Conversations

Crescendo Connect ConversationsCrescendo Connect Conversations focus on connecting emotional intelligence to other relevant topics (e.g. 360 assessments, Brain Science, Values and Purpose, Branding/Marketing, Peer Coaching etc…). These 45-minute, bi-monthly conversations provide EI Practitioners an opportunity to learn and to share expertise with our broader EI Community of Practice.

Upcoming Crescendo Connect Conversations include:

  • EI Practitioner Roundtable Discussion
  • Emotional Intelligence and Strengths 
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Development
  • Emotional Intelligence and Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence and Equine Therapy
  • Emotional Intelligence and Career Development

Who should attend?

Anyone connected to Crescendo Inc. is welcome to attend. This is a perfect chance to connect or re-connect with the Crescendo EI Practitioner Community!

What is the cost?

There is NO COST!!!

How do I register?

Register here to be added to the Crescendo Connect Newsletter.

Archive - Crescendo Connect Conversations

January 12, 2015 - Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Self-Deception with Diane Nettifee

Diane NettifeeOver the past five years Diane Nettifee has worked extensively with Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the concepts from the work of the Arbinger Institute. Their material is published in two books; Leadership and Self Deception and The Anatomy of Peace.

In this session we will learn the core concepts from their work and explore the interplay and impact it has on developing emotional intelligence. When applying the Arbinger concepts to our mindset as leaders, many elements of emotional intelligence are challenged and provide invaluable opportunities for formation leadership that can create breakthrough results.

Diane Nettifee is president and founder of Magis Ventures, a company that specializes in growing high performance leadership teams who are capable of aligning the core elements of values, purpose and vision with effective strategic action.

Ms. Nettifee brings 25 years of executive experience in the packaging industry where she led a major strategic shift resulting in significant profitable growth for the organization and graphic arts industry.

Diane also teaches in the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She is a certified EQ-i Practitioner and holds two graduate degrees, Master of Theological Studies and M.A. in Spiritual Direction, from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, and a B.A. in marketing and management from Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.

Diane is an avid SCUBA diver and certified SCUBA instructor, musician, cyclist and skier. She resides in Bloomington with her husband Jerry and Springer Spaniel, Zoe.

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November 3, 2014 - Emotional Intelligence and Higher Education with Alycia Jensen and Jesse Herrera

Alycia Jensen and Jesse HerreraThe college years are arguably some of the most important for personal development. Students who take the opportunity to understand and develop emotional intelligence while they are in college will not only reap the benefits personally; they will also provide industry and society with more capable and competent employees and leaders. While all college students will benefit from understanding emotional intelligence, special emphasis has been placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) institutions to provide students with additional training in non-technical areas, such as leadership, communication, and collaboration. Students in these highly technical fields can receive great benefit from learning about emotional intelligence and developing the necessary non-technical skills.

Alycia Jensen, Development and Assessment Specialist for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Production, and Jesse Herrera, the Director of Multicultural Affairs, have spent the past year working to promote emotional intelligence for students, faculty, and staff at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 

In this presentation, Jesse and Alycia will share their insights related to:

  • Emotional intelligence Competencies/skills that are frequently identified as strengths and limitations for STEM students at their institution.
  • Strategies they have implemented to obtain buy-in from faculty, staff, and administration on campus (including challenges they have faced.)
  • Programming they have developed and implemented on campus to promote emotional intelligence for students, faculty, and staff.

Alycia Jensen has a B.S. in Human Services and Psychology from Black Hills State University and an M.Ed. from South Dakota State University in Administration in Student Affairs. Her thesis work consisted of a study of the differences in values between male and female engineering students. She has recently received certification to administer and interpret the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 emotional intelligence assessments and will receive a Graduate Certificate in Assessment in Higher Education from James Madison University in December 2014. As the Development and Assessment Specialist in CAMP, Alycia works to provide developmental curriculum and resources for CAMP students and assesses both student learning goals and program objectives.  Alycia collaborates with several other departments and programs on campus and other institutions in the community as a consultant to promote personal and professional development.

Jesse Herrera is the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Being that Jesse’s parents are originally from Mexico, he is a first-generation American as well as a first-generation college student. Jesse has been heavily involved with college access programs such as Upward Bound as both a student and a staff member. He also had the opportunity to serve in the United State Peace Corps from 2005 to 2007 as a teacher resource in the country of South Africa. His experience at South Dakota State University as the Minority Student Recruiter has given him insight on recruiting students of color. Jesse earned his BA in Biology with a minor in Physics from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jesse also holds a M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from South Dakota State University where he emphasized student racial and cultural identity development.

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September 18, 2014 - Emotional Intelligence and Wellness with Kate Larsen

Kate LarsenPeople often use the terms "wellness" and "wellbeing" interchangeably. As they relate to emotional intelligence, however, there is a distinct and important difference between them. Understanding this distinction may change your perspective as you guide clients toward better health, wellness and wellbeing. You may also see the connection between our brains, emotional intelligence and wellness in a new light. Our growing understanding of neuroscience clearly supports the belief that specific factors of emotional intelligence directly impact wellness.

Kate's presentation will provide new insights into these factors that you can share with your clients. Learn ways to help them recognize lifestyle habits and develop behaviors to increase their energy, resilience and margin-all integral parts of wellness. Leave with tips that will increase your effectiveness in coaching others.

Kate Larsen is a sought-after professional speaker and workshop leader with more than 25 years of experience delighting audiences and clients. With an executive masters in the neuroscience of leadership, she specializes in professional and personal leadership, work and life balance, emotional intelligence and coaching skills.

Kate is the author of Progress Not Perfection: Your Journey Matters, and has been featured in more than 50 national magazines, television and radio broadcasts. She created Influence-IQ®: Intelligence That Matters to help leaders get results through others by using their brain and heart.

She is an active member of the National Speakers Association and International Coach Federation, earning the designations of Master Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach. She has been an executive coach and consulting associate for the Ken Blanchard Companies since 2000, as well as an advisor, faculty member and presenter for Wellcoaches Corp.

Kate is also an enthusiastic business owner, wife and certified personal trainer.

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