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Elevate your Leadership Acumen with Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Why emotional intelligence matters?

As leaders we cast both light and shadows in our organizations. Our light reflects positive intentions and energy that draws others in and creates the conditions for growth. Shadows reflect our blind spots, the habits we have normalized, the assumptions we make, and those places where our intent does not match the impact. Both directly influence our relationships in the workplace.

Our opportunity, as leaders, is to understand the influence we have and to choose the quality of our impact on others -- to continually grow in self-awareness and elevate our skill in managing ourselves and our relationships. Emotional intelligence is the key to unlock this level of competence.

Join facilitator Chris Marcell Murchison for two interactive virtual sessions that will explore the different facets of emotional intelligence and engage in activities that will support your growth as a leader.

The next session for this program will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. You must have attended the first session on May 27th in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].​​​​​​​



  • Knowledge of the Emotional Intelligence framework.

  • Greater self-awareness about personal and social strengths.
  • Ability to identify blocks to self-awareness and opportunities for improvement.
  • Build empathy and perspective-taking skills.
  • Make commitments to implement experiments that will increase personal and social-emotional competence


Session 1 – Amplify Your Self-Awareness (May 27th)

Session 2 – Grow with Your Team (June 24th)



Chris Marcell Murchison

Chris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace culture. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit, not-for-profit, and foundation sectors he has focused his energy on developing creative means to build community at work and practices that support an employee experience of respect, connection, joy, and generative learning.

In 2014, Chris was named the first Visiting Leader at the Center for Positive Organizations in the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he advises, connects, and convenes faculty and students to explore practical applications of Positive Organizational Scholarship. In January of 2018 Chris was additionally appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Positive Psychology Association’s Work & Organizations Division.

Chris currently works as an independent creative thought-partner, experience designer, and advisor to organizations ready to reimagine the possibilities of their cultures.

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Current SCG, NCG, and SDG Members: Whatever you can give, though $50 suggested (if you are unable to contribute, that is fine)
Eligible Non-members: $100

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and non-member grantmaker

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact Monica Banks at [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact Monica Banks at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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