Growing Significance of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare (2 ACE Units)

Event: ace | 26 Apr 2019 ,

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Emotional intelligence has been well established to predict leadership success for a long time. The current transformative phase of the healthcare industry has a renewed interest and calling for leveraging the outcomes that emotionally intelligent leadership can provide through enhancing cross functional collaborations, facilitating higher performance of teams, and achieving better patient outcomes. Alongside steering the 21st century healthcare transformation, healthcare leadership continues to be equally challenged with increasing the engagement of healthcare workforce, which has been equally established to impact patient and financial outcomes for healthcare institutions.

Do emotionally intelligent healthcare leaders get better performance outcomes? Can emotional intelligence of leaders inspire higher engagement during change? What emotional intelligence competencies are critical to ensure leadership success during transformational change?

Presented by Dr. Ekta Vyas, this webinar discusses the growing significance of emotional intelligence for healthcare leaders and its influence on engagement levels of staff through support from her own research. This 60-minute session discusses practical implications of emotionally intelligent leadership for today’s healthcare organizations and leadership EQ competencies that facilitate staff’s overall work engagement as measured through their vigor, dedication and absorption during times of transformational change.

When: April 26th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time (San Francisco)


Ekta Vyas, Ph.D. is a management scholar-practitioner with over 20 years of progressive consulting and leadership experience spanning across academic, healthcare, manufacturing and technology industries. Ekta’s major feats have been in developing and leading teams and programs through times of transformational change in organizations. Currently, Ekta is a Director of Human Resources at Stanford Children’s Health and Adjunct Management Faculty with Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. A Forbes Human Resources Council member and contributor, Ekta also serves on the IHRIM (International Association of Human Resources Information Management) Board of Directors.

Ekta’s areas of practitioner expertise and research interest include strategic HR management, transformational change and leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, talent management and people analytics. With a Ph.D in Organization and Management, and a terminal M.S degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she is passionate about applying systems thinking framework to analyze and address the complex realities of today’s organizations. An elected member of SIOP (Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology) and Academy of Management, Ekta is a regular panel and conference speaker, is published in academic and practitioner journals, and is a certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor and Coach.

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Date/Time: 26 Apr 2019
. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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