EQ & Decision-Making: The EQ Cafe | with Erika Powell, Ed.D

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
  • Everyone is welcome. Membership is not required; however, it is the chapter's primary funding mechanism. So, if you like what we do we would be honored by your considering joining us as a member. You receive big discounts and we can do more for our community of learning professionals.
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

EQ & Decision-Making... 


The EQ Cafe: Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Make
Better Decisions that Produce Better Personal & Professional Results



Erika Powell, Ed.D.

Come on the 26th, raise you EQ and start making better decisionsat work and in life.

We make at least 35,000 decisions a day.  Some of our decisions are more impactful than others.  One of the most significant things we can do to enhance our own professional development is to learn how to make better decisions.  Think about it, doesn’t every result we get in our lives somehow result from the decisions we make? 


Why attend this session on EQ and Decision-making?


What we too often see in practice is the prevalence of many myths, superstitions, and misconceptions about what works.  


In this interactive session, we will...

  • You’ll leave knowing the essential elements of decision making with EQ.
  • You’ll learn how to use EQ to your advantage when making tough professional or personal decisions.
  • You’ll begin to use EQ to overcome the analysis paralysis paradigm.
  • It’s an experiential “hands-on” session with fun and engaging activities that will help you make better decisions, achieve better outcomes, and produce positive results.

What is a decision you need to make in your professional or personal life?  The activities, discussions, and techniques in this workshop will help you make that decision by:

  • Fine-tuning your decision making process.
  • Getting you to learn by doing when making emotionally intelligent, ethical, and effective decisions.  
  • Increasing your confidence in the decisions you make.
  • Encouraging you to include self-awareness, connection, and purpose in your decision making.

Here are a couple KEY questions to consider:

  • How do we ensure that our decision-making is emotionally intelligent, ethical and effective?  
  • How can emotional intelligence help us make smarter decisions?
  • Justin Trudeau says, “Openness, respect, integrity – these are the principles that need to underpin pretty much every other decision that you make.”  What other essential ingredients would you add for effective decision making?


Register Now!


You're invited. Join us! Bring a Manager! Bring a friend!


About the Presenter:

Erika Powell, Ed.D

Dr. Erika Powell is a Regional Manager for Learning and Development (L&D) at Perdue Farms.  In her current role, she creates and provides leadership development & emotional intelligence training to managers and executives in the manufacturing industry on the West Coast and nationwide. Her career has focused on employee training and corporate learning and development in a variety of industries, including transportation, software/technology, insurance/finance, and gas/utilities.  Passionate about learning & development as well as organizational development, she has created a number of employee professional & leadership development programs, customer service training programs, compliance training for federal regulatory licenses, safety training for heavy equipment and machinery as well as product training and software systems training.


Registration Instructions

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  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
  • Guests: $40
  • Affiliate Chapter Members Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

New Location

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

7600 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

We meet in room 270.
Take the elevator and follow the signs.

  • Parking is free

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