The Science of Emotional Intelligence for HR Professionals

Date and Time

Starts:05/22/2019 8:30 AM

Ends:05/23/2019 4:30 PM

Event Type: Seminar

14 Hours Hour(s)

Yorkville Conference Center 150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL Toronto, ON


HRPA Members:
$980 + Taxes
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Additional Information

Registration deadline May 15, 2019

Event Sponsor

Individuals get hired for their IQ and are most often fired because they don't have EQ. Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team?

It is not because they lack traditional intelligence or technical skills. Far from it. What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the ability to manage their own emotions and those of others' when they are under pressure.

A key HR responsibility is to help identify the talent, skills and attitudes required to contribute to organizational effectiveness. This includes understanding the competencies an organization needs to flourish in the age of massive change and disruption. Understanding EI not only contributes to the personal development of learners – HR and organizational leaders and managers alike – it also provides a model for building more effective employee development, engagement and performance management conversations.

In this two-day seminar, attendees will learn how to lead more effectively by applying emotional intelligence and relational skills.  


Learning objectives:

  • Build self-awareness, emotional management and emotional connection skills to build your own effective leadership style
  • Learn how to integrate these skills into your recruitment and selection approach, performance management processes and management systems
  • Understand how this framework helps you better assess these capabilities as part of the hiring process
  • Identify behaviours correlated with the top 10% of performers
  • Understand how you, your team and potential candidates respond to pressure, and what to do about it.


Who should attend?

HR professionals at the supervisor, manager, director and executive level who are responsible for managing a team or who are responsible for any part of the organization's recruitment and selection; performance management, training and development; or succession planning processes.

Register for complimentary Intro Webinar Here


We are listening to you, our Members.

You have provided feedback that you would prefer to receive soft copies of presentations instead of printed materials, in order to be mindful of the environment and to reduce our carbon footprint.  Therefore, in 2019, HRPA Professional Development will, whenever possible, provide a soft copy of the participant course material.  We will not produce printed materials unless there is reason to do so (e.g. program format).

If you absolutely need a hard copy, we request that you print and bring it with you.  Hard copies will not be available on site.

Thank you for your understanding.

PD Team



Please note that participants are required to complete an EI360™ Assessment PRIOR to the course start date.

The EI360™ Assessment is a web-enabled, multi-evaluator tool that offers a powerful way to assess individual strengths and developmental needs in the core competencies of Emotional Intelligence (EI). The purpose of the assessment is to enable the participant to receive honest feedback that will provide them with a place to open dialog and begin their developmental journey.

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker Blair Steinbach

Blair Steinbach, Master Facilitator; Institute for Health and Human Potential

A cutting-edge thinker and practitioner in personal transformation and organizational development, Blair Steinbach has the rare gift of making the complex simple. His work over 25 years with organizations has taken him around the globe and he has worked with leaders and managers from virtually every industry, in small intimate gatherings up to groups of thousands.

Through experience, design and facilitation, Blair guides learners to the heart of what matters most and garners committed action. His compelling content, masterful process blueprinting and ability to drive to breakthrough results sets him in a small class of practitioners who have both the style and the substance to make a positive difference in virtually any situation. His work is playful, challenging, honest, courageous and impactful.

Blair has turned his attention to the emerging field of brain science and it's role in understanding performance under pressure. Over the past 15 years Blair has engaged in learning content development and program design and facilitation for the Institute for Health and Human Potential, specialists in the training and application of Emotional Intelligence, Performing Under Pressure and The Three Conversations of Leadership.