The purpose of the two-day workshop is to introduce participants to a transformative theory of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and certify them in the use of positive assessment instruments and emotional learning systems appropriate to their work settings. The learning experiences of the workshop are appropriate for many professionals, including business, military, and school leaders; educators, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, consultants, and trainers who are interested and involved in enhancing human potential. The EI skills that are explored, identified, and modeled in the workshop are essential to high levels of achievement, career effectiveness, leadership excellence, and personal well being.
Dr. Low is Professor Emeritus of Education, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Consulting Psychologist, Patron and Life Member of the Forum for EI Learning (FEIL) in India, and Principal, EI Learning Systems, Inc. He is Founder and faculty member, Emotional Intelligence Training & Research Institute (EITRI) and has served as professor, department chair, director of major programs, and dean at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has developed and taught EI courses for first-generation college students, graduate, and doctoral students, and provided workshops and seminars on the development of affective skills for over forty years.Gary's research interests are the study of emotional intelligence (EI) and its importance for student success, personal and professional development, applied leadership, teaching excellence, and organizational effectiveness. Areas of EI studies include college success, new and first-generation students, social/emotional learning, affective education, transformational leadership, personal/emotional skills mapping, personal responsibility, performance psychology, personal excellence, life transitions, and the process of change. For over forty years, major professional goals have been to positively impact achievement, productivity, and personal health of students and adults, educators, employees, managers, and leaders through learning, developing, and applying EI skills and competencies. Focused research resulted in the creation and development of a family of research-derived assessments and emotional learning systems used in schools, colleges, universities, and within organizations on local, regional, national, and international levels. EI-centric assessments have been used in many cultural contexts and translated into several languages.
Margo Murray is President & Chief Operating Officer of MMHA The Managers’ Mentors, Inc., an international consulting firm, specializing in MMHA Facilitated Mentoring Model and Processes© and total Quality Productivity Performance Systems implementation. Margo has a unique combination of experience in line and staff management, academic work in business and behavioral sciences, and experience in structuring and managing human performance systems. Her innovations include a criterion-referenced approach to manager skill development and creation of a facilitated mentoring process. Her best seller book, Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process, includes thirty years of research and client experiences with her Facilitated Mentoring Model©. Margo’s custom designed programs and published articles have won professional awards and White House Recognition for Excellence, and been translated into Swedish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic.
Margo and MMHA were recognized with two Athena Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. Margo was invited to speak about global mentoring experiences to the United Nations Secretariat. She met with former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who expressed interest in Margo’s work with Welfare Reform and youth mentoring projects. Margo has been interviewed for many business media broadcasts and publications including Edwin Newman’s Executive Forum, Marshall Loeb of Fortune Magazine, and Bill Klauber, host for Insurance Broadcast Systems. IEEE rated Margo Outstanding Contributor to the Conference 2000. International work and keynote speeches include Argentina, Canada, Cyprus, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and South Africa, as well as the 2007 and 2016 Institutes for Emotional Intelligence.
Margo’s management and consulting skills were honed in line and staff management jobs with Pacific Telephone, and information technology supervision and budget officer positions with the U. S. Government.
Margo earned a B.S. degree, With Honors, at Sacramento State College, MBA at John F. Kennedy University and was elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society in Business. CSUS School of Business awarded Margo 1998 Alum of the Year, and CSUS Alumni Association the Distinguished Service Award. Margo was a Founding Member of McLaren College of Business Advisory Council, University of San Francisco, 1988. John F. Kennedy University Board of Regents elected her to the Board of Regents 1990. She is listed in many editions of Notable Americans, the World Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who of American Women.
Margo’s many volunteer leadership roles include Director, International Mentoring Association; Director, The Mentoring Center - Oakland; two Vice Presidencies of International Training in Communication; President, International Society for Performance Improvement, ISPI Outstanding National Member, and Member for Life; Chair, Executive Board, International Federation of Training and Development Organizations. In 1998 IFTDO awarded her Honorary Member, only the third ever granted. In 2017 Margo was received the prestigious Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement.
assessment instruments to teach emotional intelligence, personal skills, and leadership development.