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Leading with Emotional Agility for HR Leaders

  • 07 Sep 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 280 Merrimack St, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, (Entrance North B


  • Requires previous purchase of Non-Member Package ( 3 regular meetings for $90.00)
  • Meeting Sponsor

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's & HRCI credits

Topic: “Leading with Emotional Agility for HR Leaders”

What separates successful HR leaders from the not so successful ones is their emotional agility. Emotional agility is fast becoming a common concept as the second generation of emotional intelligence (EQ) research is unfolding. Emotional agility is when a leader scans the environmental cues to know what emotional tenor is needed by others and then acts in alignment with his/her personal values. 

 When HR leaders are emotionally agile, they are using the space between situation and response to listen more deeply and to be more mindful of how they are thinking and feeling.  They become more curious in their learning from others. When ready to act, they lead responsively to the values that are most important to them and their organization. This agility helps them be better connected to the goals and objectives of the business and to the people in it. Studies have shown that emotional agility can help people alleviate stress, reduce errors, become more innovative, and improve performance.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the three steps to Emotional Agility
  • Understand five strategies to improve your emotional agility in ever changing organizational life.
  • Understand the benefit of emotional agility training to other leaders and managers

 Using case examples in a workshop setting, we challenge attendees to develop emotional agile responses to real world HR problems. Participants will identify behaviors that demonstrate strong EQ agility and identify actions they can take to help themselves and their organizations. Jim uses small and large group exercises to bring learning into action, always with candor, humor and a deep respect for organizational challenges.

Our Speaker:  Jim Kimberly, MSW, President
Sapphire Consulting, LLC

Jim has more than 30 years of business and consulting experience in healthcare,

organizational development, and leadership coaching. He works closely with clients providing both individual and team coaching services. He coaches clients at all levels, including managers/directors, VP’s, C-suite and founders, to enhance influence, communication and other key skills to achieve better results.

Jim offers particular expertise in emotional intelligence and coaching skills; helping leaders recognize their strengths, read the emotions of others and respond in culturally appropriate ways to increase performance. He also helps organizations select the best possible talent based upon empirical research and job fit. Jim also consults with organizations on strategic planning, succession planning and human capital management strategies. He enjoys advising family owned firms and their boards on assessing their leaders and recommending appropriate development opportunities.

Jim has worked with firms in the healthcare, financial services, publishing, high technology, automotive, construction, insurance, non-profit, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, education, retail, government, professional services, utilities, aerospace and defense industries.

Jim has a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Ripon College and a Master of Social Work from SUNY Buffalo. He is an Authorized Partner with Everything DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and PXT Select. He is a master Trainer with EQi and EQ360, CCL suite of 360 tools and several others.

Our Sponsor:

Spectrum Consulting collaborates with businesses to enhance their business outcomes.

Helping you find HR talent that is the right fit for your organization, as well as supporting you in developing human resource practices that will help you recruit, retain and develop your workforce.

Helping organizations stay healthy, work efficiently and grow.

Helping clients customize strategic planning using a proprietary “strategic mapping” process that guides a client organization toward achieving its vision.



8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
9:10 AM -10:30 AM Program

LOCATION: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley,

 280 Merrimack St, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, (Entrance North B) 
Please be sure to park in the spaces that are marked in yellow (these are further back toward the river).  Parking in the reserved spaces marked in white may result in your car being towed - Thank you for your cooperation.


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Leading with Emotional Agility for HR Leaders

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For more information:

Contact: Carolyn Foster
Phone: 603-489-9535


183 Rockingham Rd., Ste 2 East

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