Thursday, June 16, 2011

New webinar focuses on importance of emotional intelligence.

A new Church of the Brethren webinar led by Pacific Southwest District executive minister Don Booz will focus on the importance of emotional intelligence for pastors and church leaders. The webinar is scheduled for June 21 and 23.

"We all have emotions but some of us do not have emotional intelligence," said an announcement. "This webinar begins to help people understand what tools they need to build and to sustain meaningful relationships" and "will illustrate how emotional intelligence makes a difference in effective leadership."

In addition to serving as executive for Pacific Southwest District, Booz is a trained marriage and family therapist and has helped pastors and lay people understand church dynamics and systems for over 30 years. He is certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQi), Emotional Intelligence 360 (EQ360), and the Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI), and is most interested in helping church leaders and ministers to develop better skills for effective communication.

Go to to view the webinar at 3:30-5 p.m. (eastern time) / 12:30-3 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, June 21; or 8-9:30 p.m. (eastern) / 5-6:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, June 23. The content will repeat on Thursday. A continuing education credit of .1 will be offered to those who participate in the live session only, offered through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

Next in the webinar series will be a September webinar led by Roger Shenk, a pastor in Sarasota, Fla., on the "Turnaround Congregation."

In related news, Stan Dueck, director for Transforming Practices and a key organizer of the Church of the Brethren webinars, recently completed a certification process for the "EQ-i.2," a resource to help people better understand personal qualities such as initiative, empathy, self-control, adaptability, and decision-making, and the connection to interpersonal traits such as getting along with others, working with teams, and leadership.

Coaching is one of the leadership resources provided by Congregational Life Ministries through the office of Transforming Practices. The EQ-i.2 is now one of several resources available to further develop the vitality and skills of pastors, church leaders, and congregations. For more information about receiving coaching and resources such as the EQ-i.2, contact Dueck at 717-335-3226, 800-323-8039, or

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