Event Coordinator: Kevin Parrish

On March 3 and 17 the Chapter welcomed Dr. Tom Culham, A Ph.D with over 30 years of engineering experience, to present two seminars on emotional intelligence (EI) and personal ethics. Dr. Culham drew on neuroscience, psychology, and virtue ethics to communicate the importance of EI in personal and business success. The seminars provided a thorough introduction to the concept of EI and its role in everyday interactions.

The first of the seminars focused on EI’s personal applications. Centering on the benefits of being cognizant of your core values, this lecture taught students how to acknowledge their emotions. Dr. Culham also provided tools for decision making and tips for improving listening/informing skills. The second seminar explored the importance of EI in business, including a situational exercise that accurately demonstrated an ethical dilemma, reiterating the practicality of this knowledge.

With entertaining stories and anecdotes, Dr. Culham was able to effectively communicate the ideas behind his work, and the event was well received by all who attended. We would like to thank Dr. Culham for presenting these engaging seminars for the Chapter. For more information on the subject, Dr. Culham’s book “Ethics Education of Business Leaders” is available at the UBC Bookstore.

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