Emotional Intelligence:
The No. 1 Employment Skill

Career Webinar
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12 p.m. MT

How significantly do emotions influence your career success?

A lot — and it’s increasing, with the World Economic Forum listing emotional intelligence as one of the top 10 skills that employers will require by 2020.

Emotional intelligence affects your ability to know yourself, understand others, improve communications, cope with demands and pressures, create and maintain professional and personal relationships, and maintain your mental health and well-being.

You need these skills in order to stand out in the job market as they are at the very core of effective teamwork and leadership.

Discover how to start developing your emotional intelligence for career success!

Join alumnus David Cory, BPE’85, leadership development consultant and founder of the Emotional Intelligence Training Company, to explore the:

  • specifics of emotional intelligence and why it matters in the workplace;
  • nine other employment skills related to emotional intelligence and how you can start developing them now; and
  • five keys to developing emotional intelligence for a successful career.

Meet Our Speakers


David Cory is a leadership development coach, trainer and consultant known for his expertise in applying the concept of emotional intelligence to individual and organizational performance improvement. David founded one of the first companies in North America to focus on the development of leadership based on emotional intelligence. The Emotional Intelligence Training Company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and certifies more people to use the EQ-i in North America than any other company. In the course of his work, he has been an invited guest of the Sultan of Brunei, worked under armed guard in Nigeria, been kicked out of a restricted area in Saudi Arabia, been chased by an elephant in Zambia and sang for royalty in Malaysia. David’s company also completed the design of an emotional intelligence skills development course for the entire nation of Botswana, a world first; it is currently being delivered through a train-the-trainer model. Besides his UCalgary degree, David also holds BEd and MA degrees from UBC.

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