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1/14 Evening Meeting

Thurs, January 14th, 2016, 06:30pm - 09:00pm
“Why Technology Leaders Need to Embrace Social-Emotional Intelligence”

College of DuPage - 425 Fawell Blvd. , Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144, Glen Ellyn, IL

Cost: Free | Attire: Business Casual

Reservations must be made before Noon on Thurs, Jan 14th
First 50 reservations accepted. No walk-ins please.

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1) On the left pane see “User login” box to login and to sign up.
2) Once logged in…look on left pane and “click on upcoming events”.
3) Then on the right side where the event(s) are listed,
--Select the date of the event and “click on the link to sign up”.

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Please reply via email and in the Subject Line: “TLA Evening registration (and the date of the event)”
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6:30pm – 7:00pm Check-in / Casual networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm Structured Networking – Two Table Rounds
8:00pm – 8:10pm Announcements
8:10pm – 8:55pm Presentation
8:55pm – 9:00pm Adjourn promptly
JoAnn Becker, MS, MBA, PMP and Michael W. Nees, PhD (Industrial-Organizational Psychologist), founders of The Social and Emotional Intelligence Advantage, a firm dedicated to promoting the awareness, understanding and strengthening of social and emotional intelligence (SEI) in the workplace.

Title of Presentation
“Why Technology Leaders Need to Embrace Social-Emotional Intelligence”

Presentation Summary
Since Daniel Goleman’s 1995 book on Emotional Intelligence drew the attention of the business world, we have become acutely aware that Emotional Intelligence (or EQ) matters more than IQ for job performance. Research during the past decade has found that higher performance and higher compensation are related to one’s Social-Emotional Intelligence skills; bring renewed interest in the topic. This interest has been reinforced by the growing recognition that attracting and retaining “millennials” is strongly related to a firm’s ability to promote EI in the workplace.

Discussion Highlights
1. The return of “high touch” in a world of “high tech”
2. Overview of Social and Emotional Intelligence (SEI)
3. Application of SEI to Achieving Professional Success in the Technology Field
4. The role of SEI in leadership performance
5. Tips on Improving your Social Emotional Intelligence

About the Speakers
Ms. Becker has a 30+ year career developing high performing teams in business and all areas of technology in various organizations: the judiciary, financial services, manufacturing, membership based, consulting, healthcare, government, and education. These teams have been in ongoing operations, and delivery of services and of project work to develop and implement change. She is an expert in understanding stakeholders in order to influence them in supporting major initiatives, and is a sought after speaker who receives rave reviews for her teaching and presentations.

Dr. Michael Nees has been instrumental in strengthening the performance, growth, and renewal of leaders and their organizations during a 30-plus year business career that includes management and consulting roles with The Standard Oil Company (Ohio), American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gould Inc., and several Chicago-based consultancies. As a key advisor he has helped organizations transform their leadership capabilities and cultures to drive their business strategies and manage change. He is an expert in selecting, developing, and transitioning executive leaders and managers as well as talent across organizations and has a special interest in the topic of interpersonal impact and influence. He has significant experience, as well, in designing and implementing integrated human capital processes that align with business strategy and promote improved performance and growth.
Our Host, College of DuPage for hosting us CoD CIO and TLA member Chuck Currier.
TLA Member & Leader/Facilitator David Krull for organizing the TLA evening events.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) except: (off for Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec)

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 942-2800)
Is located approx 1 mile West of the intersection of I-355 and 56(Butterfield Rd.) in Downers Grove.

Meetings will be held in the - Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144
-TLA attendees should park in College Lot 3 off of the NE Corner of College Road and Lambert.
-Enter through the south (rear) entrance of the SRC building go through the main doors and turn left.
-Then veer to the right (along side of the cafeteria) and Rm# 1144 is at the end on the right side.

Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the career management field.

Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives.

It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.

Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards. We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of 6 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins. At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A.

-summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume),
-what you are looking for, and
-what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.

Date of Event: 
01/14/2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm