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Exploring Your Emotional Intelligence


Date: Monday, 08/17/2020
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Region: All
Location: Webinar , link will be emailed to registrants, , NY

Event Status: Registration Closed


Sonja Williams-Richardson

Sonja Williams-Richardson
Director of Training

Sonja Williams-Richardson is the Director of the Training Department at YAI, which includes YAI’s Center for Professional Development and YAI’s International Program. She oversees training for over four thousand staff at YAI, ensuring their 300+ programs meet the state and federally mandated trainings, as well as skill enhancement trainings to enhance the quality of support staff provides to people with I/DD. Sonja has worked with people with I/DD for over 25 years, starting her career at YAI as a direct support professional. 

Who Should Attend:

All Staff Levels

Session Objective:

Success in relationships, careers, and social circles, is directly related to your Emotional Intelligence. This might seem overwhelming but there is an upside! Your emotional intelligence is a skill that can be strengthened and developed. In this workshop, we will explore skills on developing self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. 

Through a fun and engaging training experience, attendees will hone their skills and walk away with the tools needed to interact with the world around them in a more successful way. We will look at how to better control our reactions as well as how to be aware of the perceptions we put out in the world. Attendees will leave with some take home exercises to continue learning long after they are gone, giving this class the ability to be life changing.