Faculty workshop: Emotional intelligence (EQ) for physicians

July 12, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Physicians work in a hectic field where they may feel challenged to be in control of their own time and life.  They may feel overwhelmed, with too much to do and seemingly too little time to get to non-work things that really matter, like taking care of themselves and the people they love.

This workshop is designed to help M.D.’s increase their emotional intelligence and more effectively balance work and life. This scientifically-resourced class has helped many doctors make thoughtful decisions about their career and lifestyle.

Specific objectives: 

  • Learn at least 1 skill to increase awareness and flexibility in responses to emotional triggers
  • Select at least 2 strategies to help you experience better self-care over the next 4-6 weeks
  • Practice at least 3 methods for improving communication with individuals and teams

Join us for this highly interactive 2.5-hour workshop!

We will explore the four components of emotional intelligence and practice specific strategies to increase EQ (emotional intelligence). You will leave with a toolbox of skills and techniques to increase your self-awareness, self-management and relationships.

Participants will complete an online EQ assessment prior to the workshop (15-20 min. needed to complete). The workshop will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants.

Facilitated by: Rob Pasick, Ph.D. and David Fessell, M.D.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast provided)

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is open only to faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright wjordan@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

Website: https://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/emotional-intelligence-eq-physicians