September 28, 2017- Developing Emotional Intelligence and Understanding it’s Importance in Building Relationships with Your Staff, Donors, and Peers

September 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Prince Conference Center, Calvin College
1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Members: $25 Non-Members: $35
Kate Frillman

Emotional intelligence can greatly impact your work and career. It is important to understand what it is and the role it plays in our lives. Every workplace (advancement team, legal team, or professional advisor’s office) has people with different strengths, personalities, and emotions, which can greatly impact the way they work.

Developing emotional intelligence is an essential quality in leadership. Our capacity to recognize our own emotions and the emotions of others can help strengthen these relationships and unleash the best in us and in others.

Participants will:
• Understand the aspects of emotional intelligence and become more aware of its role in relationship building.
• Explore how to act with emotional intelligence during difficult situations.
• Develop tools to be an emotionally competent leader.

Speaker: Lon Swartzentruber, Senior Design Partner, Design Group International

Lon Swartzentruber has nearly 25 years of professional experience in strategic planning, comprehensive fundraising, and organizational transformation.
He has walked alongside leaders helping them articulate their vision, build consensus for that vision, and implement plans to achieve that vision.
From 1998 – 2005 Lon served as Donor Relations Director at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation helping build relationships with new and existing donors by connecting them to their charitable interests.
From 2005 – 2015 Lon served as Chief Advancement Officer at Grand Rapids Christian Schools helping lead organizational transformation through three capital campaigns that raised over $100 million in support of its mission.
Since 2012 Lon has been a consultant with Design Group International helping organizations and their leaders transform for a vibrant future. His areas of expertise include transformative strategic planning, comprehensive capital campaigns, authentic advancement, and leadership coaching.

Additional Information: 

Members, bring a guest to the September 28th event at no cost! Must complete information during the registration process.

11:30 am Registration and Lunch
12:00 pm Program
1:00 pm Conclusion

Why should you attend?
Learn more effective communication for donor relations and career development
Valuable for Board Members, Volunteers, and Business Professionals

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