Join the Leadership Institute on December 17th for the fourth installment of the Speakers Series sponsored by the Sonoma County Water Agency. Guest speaker, Dr. Peter Dunlap, is a psychologist who has identified the strengths and limitations of the political-Left for the purpose of strengthening social change organizations and their leadership.
In this conversation we can explore the difficulties we have engaging our communities in social change, work and the importance of learning to do so in an emotionally intelligent manner. While we've learned a great deal about emotional intelligence over the last couple of decades it is difficult to apply that knowledge to our public life as leaders, activists, and citizens. The risks of emotional burnout, of endless meetings, and the difficulty of cultivating a compelling and intelligent message make it difficult for our work to be emotionally sustaining. As a result, it can be hard to attract membership, do fundraising, and encourage activism. In order to grow our social change organizations and in order to engage the American electorate in an increasingly effective manner we need to learn how to activate a public emotional intelligence. This begins with the cultivation of psychologically aware leaders and activists.
Enjoy a glass of wine starting at 6 pm while networking with fellow attendees followed by Dr. Dunlap's talk and Q&A session from 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm.
Discussion will be moderated by the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy's CEO, Nick Caston.
2060 W College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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