2014 Eleventh Annual Institute For Emotional Intelligence

Waco, Texas
Monday, February 17, 2014
McLennan Community College
11th Annual Institute for
Emotional Intelligence

Creating Cultures
for Organizational and
Student Success

Conference: February 20-21, 2014
McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas

With Pre-Conference Opportunities
At the Waco Hilton Inn
February 17-19, 2014

2014 Eleventh Annual Institute For Emotional Intelligence
Monday, February 17, 2014 9:00 AM -
Friday, February 21, 2014 4:00 PM (Central Time)

McLennan Community College
4601 N. 19th
Waco, Texas 76708
United States

Map and Directions

We are very pleased to announce the 2014, 11th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence to be held on the beautiful campus of McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas!  McLennan  is modeling the way of 
Creating Cultures for Organizational and Student Success by integrating the skills and skill sets of transformative emotional intelligence (EI) in its institutional quality enhancement plan–the Learning Environment Adaptability Project–LEAP.  We hope you join us for the conference and pre-conference professional development opportunities during the week of February 17-21, 2014.  We invite you to celebrate, learn, and share about creating cultures for organizational and student success with research and practical applications of transformative emotional intelligence!


A central feature of our annual conference is to provide a collegial forum to share and disseminate emerging, evidence-based research and programs related to transformative emotional intelligence.  A goal of our annual conference is to present innovative practices in EI research and professional practice, educational and curriculum developments for teaching and learning EI skill sets and skills, model program applications in business, organizational, and government settings.  EI Professional Coaching is a new featured area this year and highlights the University of Houston-Victoria graduate certificate program in Adult and Higher Education. Special programs are encouraged and accepted in the following areas:


This program area includes doctoral level and institutional research to enhance the scholarship and professional practice with transformative emotional intelligence.  The EI Research area provides a framework for applied research to improve teaching and learning, college and student success, strategic planning and interdisciplinary performance connections for people and organizations.  The focus of applied and outcome research includes using research derived positive assessments to provide person-centered, relationship-focused learning models for program review, analysis, and continuous program improvement.  A special feature will be an inside look at the innovative Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) of McLennan Community College to integrate EI into the college's institutional culture to improve student effort (engagement) and course completion (retention).

Education and Curriculum Development

Emotional Intelligence as a learned ability is the defining feature of our person-centered, relationship-focused learning models from the very beginning of our research emphasis on personal and emotional skills (1977-present).  The education and transformative learning models of emotional intelligence provide structured learning processes (Emotional Learning System) to guide teaching, learning, leadership excellence.  Programs will illustrate the essential nature of innovative academic curricula to positively impact academic achievement, career development, college success, and lifelong learning.  A special feature will be an inside look at the Learning Environment Adaptability Project at McLennan Community College and how EI was incorporated into college success, learning framework classes, and interdisciplinary gateway courses. 

Business and Government Settings

Developing human potential in organizational settings is an important and guiding vision for successful learning organizations in the 21st century.  The intricate relationship of transformative emotional intelligence skill sets and skills to leadership, performance, and building healthy people, organizations, and communities is illustrated in programs presented by experienced and skilled professionals.  Self and leadership development provide a focus for programs and courses designed to enhance the education, training, and renewal of people in business and government settings.  A special feature will be presentations describing and illustrating the planning and implementation of mentoring and educational programs in organizational settings.

Professional Coaching

Professional Coaching is an emerging, rapidly growing, and diverse profession in the U.S. and globally.  With much encouragement and specific requests to develop a professional coaching program with transformative emotional intelligence, we have developed a high quality program based on our positive assessment approach and personal excellence model.  A pre-conference seminar is scheduled, and program presentations during the conference present and illustrate this new professional coaching program.  A special feature will include programs on the University of Houston-Victoria graduate sequence of four courses in the Adult and Higher Education unit of the College of Education and Human Development and EILS professional certification program.
Conference participants interested in presenting programs or posters should follow the guidelines for submission.  The guidelines are linked to the More Information tab of this conference website. 

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Pre-Conference Workshop and Seminar Opportunities

EI Certification Workshop

Monday-Tuesday February 17-18, 2014

A two-day workshop experience to learn/refresh a research-derived model for improving individual performance, productivity, and achievement.  The Emotional Learning System (ELS) provides the structure and process for cognitive, behavioral, experiential pathways to positive and successful change.  After the workshop, you will have a 5-Step ELS process, access to new positive assessment processes, and learning tools to use personally and in your professional practice.  The certification is appropriate for HR professionals, leaders, and coaches; anyone interested in helping individuals improve performance and wellbeing.

EI Coaching Seminar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A one-day seminar on Professional Coaching to provide an introduction, integrating, and ongoing professional development experience for anyone interested in this fascinating and growing career field.  Beginning and experienced coaches will find the seminar useful for the development and renewal of professional coaching skills. Managers and business leaders may participate in the seminar to build increased understanding of coaching skills needed to apply in developing others. Person-centered teachers, mentors, counselors, and therapists will find value in the self-directed coaching process as they work with others in their professional practice.

Wellness and Well-Being Seminar Flier

Wednesday February 19, 2014

A positive training experience for healthcare professionals interested in improving personal health and well-being in today’s high stress and rapidly changing work environments. Focus is on practical and daily application of transformative emotional intelligence with strategies to enhance physical wellness, constructive and reflective thinking, and healthy relationships.

Testimonials From Past Conference Participants

I have just arrived back in Ireland after a great trip to your conference and country.  I found the entire experience so valuable and the networks that will be built upon are priceless.  I was overwhelmed by how generous you, Gary and Darwin are with your knowledge and experience. You are wonderful ambassadors for the message of EI.  - Jill Hendron

I just arrived at Puerto Rico safely and wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each of you for all the things you shared with us during the past conference.   It was really a great chance for me to learn more about EI and about the research that you have been doing. I especially appreciate the information and advice you have provided, as well as the book, journal and all the materials.  Also, the conferences were very useful. I look forward to staying in touch over the coming weeks, months, and years.  - Jean Marie

The similarities in business and academic challenges have never been more clear to me.  I'm thankful for the opportunity to attend, and for the professional yet personal atmosphere that you created for the participants.
- Tim Wall, The Hartford

I really learned so much that I am now practicing on a personal level. - Linda Merritt, JP

What an inspiring and informative conference experience. I've been refining my goals, and this conference was exactly what I needed. - Margaret Johnson

I really enjoyed every minute of my stay in San Antonio.  Both the workshop and conference were quite educative and the materials provided will be of help in talking up further research in the are of EI. 
- Parminder Walia

We will be using the Personal Excellence Map in our leadership development program and retreat .... 
- David Worley, Ph.D.

Thank you so much for your hard work to make the EI symposium successful.  I had a great time and met so many wonderful people. - Vince Amatuzzi

Thank you for all your hard work putting on the EI Conference this year!  I learned some great information.  I am looking forward to next year! - Lauren Denver

I wanted you to know how fabulous the 2-day certification workshop was.  I learned a great deal that will facilitate my work in coaching Latino students and holding productive EI/Coaching Workshops with Colleges/Universities in Connecticut.  Gracias for the opportunity to establish such a great network of EI minded professionals!   - Barbara Candales

We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence. 

Warmest personal regards.

Darwin                              Gary                              Rick

Darwin Nelson                 Gary Low                      Rick Hammett


Contact Information

  • Phone: 888-680-7983, Email: rick@eitri.org

Payment Instructions

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    EI Learning Systems
    P.O. Box 271877
    Corpus Christi, TX 78427

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    Circumstances sometimes arise that prevent people from participating in paid events.  Paid registrants who cancel are charged a $50.00 administration fee.  After receiving notice of cancellation with a request for refund from the paid registrant,  a refund check in the amount paid less $50 admin fee, will be issued directly from Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems, Inc.

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