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Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Great leaders move us. They move us through a basic human process: our emotions. Although they talk of strategy and competition, the great leaders establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are actively in tune with others around them. Their own levels of emotional intelligence (EI) allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope, and compassion.   

Unfortunately, most people in leadership positions lose their effectiveness over time. Because of the cumulative effect of the damage from chronic stress, effectiveness in leadership and maintaining resonant relationships is not sustainable. But, humans can revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. This process of renewal can reverse the ravages of chronic stress. Through renewal experiences a person can become more cognitive, perceptually and emotionally open. They can innovate and learn. They can make informed, astute decisions. They can be open to motivating others.   

Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies, this training will focus on what resonance looks and feels like, as well as ideas as to develop someone’s “resonant leadership” capability, their emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. The process of change examined will address how to help individuals and teams develop, organizations adapt and grow.  

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Learning Objectives

This session will address the following:   

  1. What is a great leader and how do we sustain effectiveness?  
  2. The experience of “resonant leadership” in an organization, the role of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, hope and compassion  
  3. How do we develop it in ourselves and others?  
  4. A process for developing sustainable improvement on EI and resonant leadership   
  5. How to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, mindfulness, hope and compassion    

Target Audience

Do you have a leadership role on your team? This training is for supervisors and anyone who manages staff or a team.  

About the Presenters

This session will be led by Nesly Metayer with Judy Freiwirth.

Nesly Metayer has over 20 years of experience in management development with a special interest in POC-led organizations. As an organizational development consultant and now Principal at EquiLead Consulting Group dedicated to advance transformational processes and racial equity, Nesly partners with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate participatory practices of inclusion and deepen organizational culture towards social accountability and equity outcomes through training, strategic management processes, community renewal, executive transition and organizational change. As a practitioner in the field, Nesly has been the executive director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES), responding to racial disparities of children in Boston. Before joining YoFES, Nesly spent six years at Tufts University as senior manager for community engagement, leading the implementation of an innovative program to respond to the disparity of child obesity in America. Nesly has initiated and implemented various capacity building projects aimed at reinforcing the management capacity of many organizations in Greater Boston. As a practitioner-scholar, Nesly’s research agenda focuses on the factors associated with the effectiveness of mission-based organizations. Nesly Metayer earned an undergraduate degree in business administration, a graduate diploma in administration from the National School of Administration (IIAP), a master’s in sociology from University of Caen, France, and a doctorate in administration from Paris –Sorbonne University. He is currently working on his last paper for the Doctor of Management in Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D., Principal of Nonprofit Solutions Associates, has been consulting and training nonprofit organizations for over 30 years, especially those that focus on social change through movement building and coalitions, immigrant rights, and which serve communities of color.  She is nationally known as a thought leader and trainer in new approaches to governance and has been a keynote speaker and trainer at many international, national, and regional conferences. She is a certified BoardSource Governance Consultant and Trainer and is the key developer of Community-Engagement Governance™, an innovative governance approach which uses a racial equity lens and engages constituents and other community stakeholders in shared governance. Her practice also focuses on strategic planning, racial equity initiatives, leadership transitions, organizational restructuring, program evaluation, and community-wide change initiatives. She serves an TSNE affiliated consultant and as a consultant with RoadMap Consulting. She also served as the co-coordinator of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s New England Racial Equity and Capacity Building Initiative, which focused on building the racial equity competencies of consultants and other capacity builders. She has published numerous articles for The Nonprofit Quarterly and is a chapter author for the book Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches. She is currently serving as the Chair of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. She holds a doctorate in psychology, specializing in organization development.   



Nesly Metayer with Judy Freiwirth