Interactive Educational Seminar on Emotional and Social Intelligence
AIWA – SF held an interactive educational seminar on emotional and social intelligence in collaboration with Irene Gyulnazarian Educational Fund for Armenia (IGEFA), a non-profit organization, established in 2003, in memory of Irene Gyulnazarian, an amazingly gifted young woman, with a mission to support academic and cultural institutions in Armenia.
Dr. Ruzanna Ohanjanian, the founder of IGEFA, as well as, California licensed Clinical Psychologist, Educator, Executive Corporate Coach, with over twenty years of extensive experience, introduced the seminar participants different aspects of emotional intelligence, and explained the steps in developing emotional competence, highlighting the fact that the organizations learning to operate with emotional competence will remain vital and dynamic in the competitive marketplace of today and the future. Her explanation of emotional intelligence as a vital ingredient to being a good parent and a partner generated many questions from the participants.
Both organizations, AIWA – SF and IGEFA, share the notion, that in today’s challenging work environment, the better individuals read themselves and their environment, the better they will be able to manage stress, relationships, and obstacles, hence the seminar to address it.
The proceeds of the seminar went to support Karine, a Bay Area Young Armenian mother fighting an aggressive cancer.