Ravola Presents at AAFCS Leadership Academy

“Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness and Self-Management,” was the title of a presentation given by Dr. Martha Ravola, interim chair/associate professor, Department of Human Sciences, at the 2017 annual Leadership Academy of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference held June 24 in Dallas, Texas.

The Leadership Academy is an organized effort by the AAFCS leadership team to ensure that a professional cohort of potential new leaders will be available to assume leadership positions now and beyond.

According to researchers and authors, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, 90 percent of top performers have a high Emotional Intelligence (EQ); thus, EQ is twice as important for personal and social growth as Intelligence Quotient (IQ).

“Given the fact emotional intelligence is important for personal and social competence, the Leadership Academy planning committee included this topic as a way of building competencies of future leaders in the profession,” said Dr. Ravola.

For further details regarding Dr. Ravola’s research, contact her at 601-877-4717 or [email protected].

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