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171.G1 Soft Skills that Matter and Emotional Intelligence
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171.01 Soft Skills that Matter and Emotional Intelligence

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Electric Cooperative Training Center
955 Rumble Road
Forsyth, Georgia  31029
United States
Presenter: Marty Davis and Dr. Ryan Brokema - The University of West Georgia
Contact: Lauren Dodson

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Soft Skills That Matter and Emotional Intelligence

Sometimes employees are challenged in providing excellent customer service due to poor communication skills, lack of knowledge/understanding, impatience, insufficient conflict resolution, and so on. This course will examine the five (5) aspects of interpersonal communication that will allow employees to express their ideas and thoughts in a way that enables them to better demonstrate quality service to their customers, clients, and other stakeholders in their company.

Emotional intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to recognize emotions, discern between complex emotions, and label emotions appropriately. It is important to exercise emotional intelligence as it relates to oneself and those with whom we work. In this course, participants will learn about emotional self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management as it relates to professional work settings. Correlations between emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, and empathy will be explored. Emotional intelligence is helpful when communicating, actively listening, and developing personal leadership styles.

Meet your Instructors

Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Ryan Brokema is the Director of First-Year Academic Initiatives and Assistant Professor for Counselor Education and College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia. Ryan received his terminal degree in Higher Education Administration at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on relationships, gender, and student success in college. Ryan has published five refereed articles and has been instructing the Emotional Intelligence course for Continuing Education nearly three years.

Soft Skills that Matter

Marty Davis is the Director of Continuing Education at the University of West Georgia. Marty earned his Master of Arts in Organization Leadership at LaGrange College and teaches over 15 different courses for UWG Continuing Education. Marty is active in both the Carrollton and Newnan communities speaking at civic events and promoting Continuing Education programming.


The tuition for this course is $195 per participant and includes course materials and lunch. Your cooperative will be invoiced upon completion of the course.If you have any additional questions, please contact Lauren Dodson at

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