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February 20, 2020 Program


February 20, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Petterinos | 150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601



Emotional intelligence (EI) is a key factor in career and relationship success. By increasing your EI, you will understand yourself and others and become an even more potent change agent at work and at home. SEI can help boost your productivity, reduce your personal stress and job satisfaction, raise more resilient children, and even strengthen your immune system. 

Learning Objectives

In this powerful talk, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of emotional intelligence as well as:  

  • The purpose and benefits of feeling your emotions
  • The impact of emotional intelligence in your career and relationships
  • How you can learn and leverage the skills of emotional intelligence


  • 11:30am registration
  • 11:45am program start (note:this is earlier than usua!)
  • 1:00pm adjourn

About the Speaker

Barbara Burgess is COO and CVRO (Chief Vision Realization Office) for the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential. A corporate consultant, coach, trainer, and specialist in the areas of transformational leadership, transformative education, social intelligence, emotional intelligence and employee empowerment, Barbara has over 22 years’ experience training, educating and marketing in a broad range of industries including healthcare, industrial supplies, association management, financial services, and consumer goods. In her current role as COO, CVRO at the Wright foundation, a personal and professional training organization, Ms. Burgess has been teaching applied social and emotional intelligence to professionals for creating better outcomes, less stress, and more personal satisfaction for over 15 years. Former Director of Internet Marketing for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and a Brand Manager for the Internet Commerce division of W.W. Grainger, Barbara was a key member of the team who launched one of the first successful business-to-business websites. Previous to her experience at W.W. Grainger, Barbara held sales and marketing positions at Nestle Foods and Peiser’s medical supplies. Barbara has her B.A. from the University of Iowa.



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$40.00 Northern Illinois Chapter Member

$60.00 Non-Member Registration

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