EQ Week: Engage the Positive Power of Emotions


Insight.  Connection.  Thriving.

Online everywhere – March 10-15, 2014

The 3rd Annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence.

Free online events & fabulous resources
on using emotions as a resource for thriving
for managers.  teachers.  coaches & trainers.  you!

How do you use EQ to increase performance?  Learning?  Health?  How can we develop this awareness and these skills?  How do I handle my own and others’ emotions more productively?  Join!

EQ Week includes dozens of webinars & resources delivered to you each day, 100% free.   Last year we had over 10,000 signups for the festival!

people-gears-EQWOver 60 speakers from around the globe including…

  • Dan Siegel: Brainstorm, insights into adolescents from neuroscience
  • Richard Boyatzis: Coaching leaders
  • Mary Helen Immordino Yang: Neuroscience for education
  • Massimiliano Ghini & Joshua Freedman: Breaking Research on EQ in the world today
  • Ayman Sawaf: Putting emotion on the balance sheet

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1. Daily Email 
Signup below to receive the daily festival email with webinars, podcasts, ebooks, and videos from neuroscientists, scholars, authors and expert practitioners bringing the latest science of emotion to improve businesses, schools, and life.    

2. Webinars 
Signup for each individual webinar on the schedule.  Click through the days, and click each webinar title.

Webinars are live events with limited space.  See the “help” tab for instructions.

Daily Schedule

Monday March 10: Empowering

Times are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

della-porta7am Max Ghini & Josh Freedman: State of the Heart Report.  What’s the data on the status of emotional intelligence in the world today?

8am Deborah Havert: Building Resiliency One EQ Step at a Time. How to teach and practice this essential skill.

9am Nicole Lovecchio: SEL for Life’s Everyday Moments. What can you do to make EQ part of your “regular” interactions with kids, colleagues, and self?

9am / Roma ore 17 Massimiliano Ghini: State of the Heart – Il primo studio sul trend dell’Intelligenza Emotiva a livello mondiale.

10am Relly Nadler: Leadership Keys for EQ.  How to get off being on automatic.

10am / Roma ore 18 Ilaria Boffa: Ambasciatori Six Seconds nella scuola?
a, a, a cercasi …

11am Katherine Roff: EQ Patterns and Pathways.  Quickly track and train your emotional responses. 

11am / Roma ore 19 Lorenzo Fariselli: Le competenze del futuro – le qualità manageriali in un mondo che cambia.

Noon Annette Goodman: Parenting with Emotional Intelligence.  What happens to childrens’ emotional balance when parents are not handling their own emotions skillfully?

1pm Ellen Connors: Reacting and Responding to Education Reform.  How to handle new pressures and changes smoothly.

2pm Shirzad Chamine: Positive Intelligence. How to get your mind to serve you, instead of sabotage you — in the C-Suite and in life.

3pm Lane Cobb: Intuitive Mastery – A Heart-Based Approach to Emotional Healing.  Do “bottled up” emotions affect our health?  What can we do?

4pm Lucy Richards: App-Based Mindfulness for Young People, Smiling Mind. Tech-enabled of process of calm, clarity and contentment.

5pm Aline Kaprive: A Teacher’s Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving

10pm Melkart Rouhana: The DNA of Organizational Culture: How emotions enable service excellence.

Tuesday March 11: Transforming

boyatzis-resonant-leadershipTimes are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

1am Maria Olsson-Bitschnau: HOW and WHY EQ Coaching works in business and leads to positive change.

2am Dexter Valles: EQ TALES.  How can a story to help you build influence and resilience?

5am Jonathan Low: Unlocking Customer Service with EQ.  How can managers engage team members to create a GREAT customer experience?

6am Granville D’Souza: Resilience: Harnessing your internal resources to achieve mental and emotional balance.

7am Carolyn Meacher: The Human Side of Change. Change is hard!  Does it have to be?

8am Richard Boyatzis: Inspiring Leadership and Motivating Learning through Coaching to Emotional Intelligence 

9am Sharon Richmond: Lead So People Will Thrive! Addressing the emotional needs of groups.

9am / Roma ore 17 Ilaria Boffa e Michele Visentin: Apprendimento socio emotivo:
il Caso Maus, liceo economico sociale di Padova.

10am Cynthia Kivland: The New Habit Maker: A process to increase emotional & social competence. 

10am / Roma ore 18 Luigi Mazzola: Intelligenza Emotiva e Team Performance di Successo – il caso Johnson & Johnson. 

11am Lindsay Pera: Emotional Connection through Apps.  Can technology support empathy and transformation?

11am / Roma ore 19 Michela Bordoni, Tina Riis e Emanuele Doria: Be Social – Come accelerare il cambiamento in azienda.

Noon Jenny Wiley: Choose Yourself Toolkit.  Resources to move out of reaction and back into balance.

1pm Shabbir Latif: Finding a Way Out of “No Way. When you’re feeling stuck, don’t just “get out of the box,” here’s a process to blast past the walls of your box!

2pm Sandi Wedemeier: The Authentic Way – The 10 Traits of Exceptional Leadership.  Using your authentic strengths to be more effective as a leader.

3pm Eve Ekman: The Science of Empathy at Work. Can we move from burnout to connection?

4pm Colette Lees: From Confusion to Clarity – An EI Equation?  How to use emotion as a source of insight.

5pm Carole Levy: The Bumpy Road to Collaboration.  How to re-wire our hot buttons, let go of ego, and really work together.

6pm Kim Knight: The Emotional Intelligence in Physical Illness.  How to use emotions to create wellness.

7pm James Ryan: Rites of Passage, Emotion & Four Directions Model.  Mindfulness practices to move from adolescence to adulthood.

8pm Mike Sissel: EQ for Tweens and Teens.  Developing new “lenses” helps young people see the world (and themselves) so they thrive.

Wednesday March 12: Engaging

 Times are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

6am Linda Beck: Understanding Your Leadership. How do you handle pressures in a way that improves performance?

7am Jacob Bimblich: Overcoming Self Imposed Limitations. Increase awareness & change “self-talk” to overcome challenges.

zak8am Lea Brovedani: The Anatomy of Trust.  How do we our whole selves, mind, body, and spirit, to understand and build trust?

9am Shari Beaudette: Emotional intelligence to Cleanse the Chaos.  How to use mindful awareness to “clear the clutter” and create inner peace.

9am / Roma ore 17 Ilaria Boffa e Maria Antonietta Duso: Uffa che NOIA!
la culla della tensione creativa dei bambini.

10am Scott Thomas Peterson: EmoSocial for Good Decisions: Can young people make healthier life choices by using an online journal with emotional diagrams?

10am / Roma ore 18 Silvio Bartolomei e Massimo Garbellini: Intelligenza Emotiva, leadership e Strumenti di lavoro per team: il progetto San Paolo

11am Joel Head: How to Inspire Employee Engagement.  What role does emotional intelligence play in motivating teams?

11am / Roma ore 19 Massimiliano Ghini e Francesco Blasi: Caso Komatsu – come creare engagement organizzativo in momenti di incertezza.

1pm Paul Stillman: Measuring and Increasing Engagement.  What are the drivers of organizational performance, and how can they be quantified?

2pm Christopher Golis: Temperament: The Secret to Lifting Your EQ.  Which of the seven core emotional drives dominate in your personality?

3pm Trip Hawkins: IF, the EQ Adventure Game.  How does this engaging new video game teach kids key social and emotional skills?

4pm Eleni Pallas: Leading with Emotion: The Conditions for Disruptive Innovation.  What happens to human interconnection when we shift from the old scientific view of a “mechanical” to the new “energy” view of the universe?

5pm Wanda Bonet-Gascot: Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Approach.  How can we use emotions to inform us of ways to improve our lives?

6pm Matt Perelstein: EQ-101: Taking Control of your Feelings and Emotions.  What are the basic steps to emotional intelligence?

7pm Fred Meek: Dealing with Intense Emotions.  Society says we shouldn’t feel certain emotions, but we do. So how can we deal with that conflict in a healthy way?

9pm Natalie Roitman: Teaching EQ EVERYWHERE.  In a globalizing world, how can we use our own EQ to connect with learners from all cultures?

10pm Monica Reddy: I Feel…Therefore I Am: How can Human Resources professionals use emotions to be more effective?


Thursday March 13: Valuing

 Times are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

6am Carlos Aldan: Como a Inteligência Emocional Influencia Sua Vida Pessoal e Profissional (in Portuguese) 

7am  Candice Smith: We Teach Who We Are. How do we we recognize who we are, what holds us back and how to transcend these to empower those we teach? complex_emotions

8am Ayman Sawaf: Executive EQ, Revisited – The Emotional Alchemist at Work. What if we put emotion on the balance sheet? 

9am Marie Holm: Reach Your Best Self! How do we use Yogic and spiritual traditions to create profound well-being

9am / Roma ore 17 Ilaria Boffa e Marco Fasoli: Ipse dixit: i giovani e la ricerca di informazioni in internet. Come non farsi fregare dalla rete!

10am Dan Siegel: Brainstorm – Power of the Adolescent Mind.  What does neuroscience tell us about supporting teens as courageous, creative, powerful people? 

10am / Roma ore 18 Lorenzo Fariselli, Paolo Pampanini e Fabio Barnabè: Intelligenza Emotiva, Engagement e Performance Organizzativa: il Caso Amadori.

11am / Roma ore 19 Massimiliano Ghini e Monica Liverani: Leadership in mercati turbolenti: come sviluppare una squadra emotivamente intelligente.

Noon Annie Fox: Teaching Kids to Be Good People. What do children need to ‘do the right thing’ online and off?

2pm Banu Hantal: Buddha The EQ Genius.  Can Vispassana and mindfulness meditation techniques cultivate emotional intelligence and and thriving?

7pm Susan Stillman: iSEL – Collaborating to Teach Social Emotional Learning.  How is this unique, free online course helping teachers?

8pm Sandeep Kelkar: EI-The Psychological Vaccine. Major problems in health and wellbeing are linked to emotion, so how do we equip children to handle this?

Friday March 14: Thriving

 Times are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

7am Pål Dobrin: SEL Tools for Schools. Can comic books and technology teach social emotional skills?

8am Max Ghini: Breakthrough Competencies for The Future. If you could ensure your employees – and students – learned just a few key skills, what would you choose?

9am Christine West: Rockstar Emotional Emanation.  If you send out the “right” emotions, will that change your customers and employees?

9am / Roma ore 17 Ilaria Boffa e Daniela Gambetta: Bye-bye ai talenti preconfezionati
una riflessione sui nostri personali talenti.

immordino10am Mary Helen Immordino Yang: Neuroscience Insights for Learning. What are scientists now discovering about the brain — and what’s the implication for education?

10am / Roma ore 18 Massimiliano Presutti e Rita Contento: Intelligenza Emotiva, Performance Organizzativa, Cambiamento e Sviluppo

11am Marc-Andre Oliver: Making Others Good. We have a simple choice about how we evaluate others — and it changes everything.  Here’s how.

11am / Roma ore 19 Pier Paolo Colasanti: AsterysLab. Coaching trasformazionale e intelligenza emotiva.

Noon Vicki Zakrzewski: The Science of a Meaningful Life.  Can we teach students to create positivity?  What happens to their brains – and learning

2pm  Tim Alur: Conversation – Access to Human Wi-Fi.  What does it take to connect — with each other, and ourselves?

3pm Kevin Dunal: Quantifying Culture. Can you put “Human Capital” on the corporate dashboard?  How does this drive innovation, engagement, and profit?

4pm Ray Phoon: Mastering EQ for High Impact Selling.  How do you use emotions to connect strongly to customers?


Saturday March 15: Balancing

 Times are Pacific (San Francisco), click time for a world clock.  Click titles for details & registration.

positive-penguin9am Michele Royan: Redefining Success.  What does it mean to succeed?  It turns out that our definition transforms the way we experience life — and parenting.

10am Jennifer Miller: Social and Emotional Skills in Busy Family Life. How can parents integrate social and emotional skill building into their daily interactions? 

11am  Stacey Burnard: The SEL Lens of Self-Regulation. How do we help students, our children, and ourselves find that elusive calm? 

3pm Meg Price: Developing a Resilient Mindset in Our Children.  If you’re not failing, you’re not learning… but we want our kids to succeed, right??


Q: How do I sign up for EQ Week?

A: There are 2 parts:

1. Every webinar has a registration page.  You click the webinar title, and it takes you to that registration page on “eventbrite.”  You choose the kind of ticket you want (attend live+recording, or recording only, or donate – thank you!)

The webinars are all LIVE, and we have a limited # of spaces available in each.  So please sign up soon.

2. Plus, at the bottom of this page is a signup to receive the daily festival emails with each day’s schedule, free downloads, and more fun.  There are emails every day of the festival, including the last day is a recap with links to some of the favorite webinars.  Every one of those emails has a link so you can “turn it off” and stop getting the daily emails (but there are only 7).

Q: Do I have to sign up for every webinar?  It’s a pain!

A: Yes, but here’s a handy Life Hack:  When you sign up for the first one, create a free account on “Eventbrite” (the registration page).  Then, you can register for each webinar in 3 clicks, it takes about 4 seconds (well, make it Six Seconds! :)

See the HELP PAGE for more detail on this!

Q: Can I see a list of all the webinars in one place?

A: Sure!  2 options.  Here’s a list of the webinars.  Here is a chart.

Q: Where is the festival and how much does it cost?

A: Entirely online.  Anyone with an internet connection is invited to join.  The entire festival is free of charge.

Q: Wait a minute… what’s the catch????

A: Sorry, no catch.  Six Seconds is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation and this is part of our mission.  But, if you’d like a catch… you are welcome to make a tax-deductible donation any time you want!!  

Q: Can I get recordings?  Free???  How?

A: Yes and yes.  Just sign up on individual webinars, and/or on the bottom of this page.  For each webinar, you can register to attend the session live-as-it-happens (and participate in the chat & activities — AND receive the link to watch later) — or you can register to receive a link to watch it at your convenience.

All the speakers have volunteered that the recordings are available for 1 month.  The recordings are not downloadable, but you can watch at your convenience for a month.

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