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Women’s Leadership: Mindfulness & Interpersonal Effectiveness


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Interpersonal communication skills and emotional intelligence as a woman in the workplace are critical components to gaining success as a leader. In this two-day workshop, leaders will improve their interpersonal communication skills by using mindfulness strategies to work through a variety of challenging workplace communication interactions.

Registration Instructions: To register, please select “Women’s Leadership Classes” from the Program drop down menu on the registration form. Then, select the specific class you would like to register for from the Session drop down menu.


COVID-19 Update

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 we encourage you to enroll in our Executive Education offerings with confidence. Courses will be modified to a full or partial distance-learning format in the case of campus closure. Because distance-learning courses will not be able to accommodate on-campus amenities, a discount may be provided. Please contact our office at ExecEd@Utah.edu or 801-572-7273 for more details.

Upcoming Dates:

June 2020

18 – 19 June 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To effectively lead others, you first need to understand yourself. In this class, you will discuss how to manage your mind and emotions and how to become an effective communicator, self-coach, and executive coach for your employees. Practice, role play, and the development of an action plan for challenging workplace situations will set the framework you need to master your communication skills and become a better leader.



In this program, you will:

  • Identify strengths and areas of opportunities in relation to emotional intelligence.
  • Understand mindfulness and create mindfulness strategies for improving communication skills.
  • Cultivate skills in motivation and coaching for oneself and others.
  • Embrace the power of empathy, relationship management, and conflict resolution.
  • Develop skills in delivering and receiving negative feedback.
  • Recognize the relationship between nonverbal communication and emotional intelligence.

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 11 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.


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Dr. Georgi Rausch

Dr. Georgi Rausch is a Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Management Department. She teaches communications and business ethics.

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