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    March Chapter Meeting: Leadership Imperatives: Emotional Intelligence and Compatibility

    Date: March 11, 2021, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
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    Topic: Leadership Imperatives:  Emotional Intelligence and Compatibility 

    Speaker: Tom Coffey, Senior Performance Consultant at Effective Performance Solutions, LLC

    Presentation Summary:  Leaders at all organizational levels are limited in successfully maximizing their roles due to the level of expertise in the area of Emotional Intelligence. Research indicates that organizational effectiveness and achievement of KPIs are directly linked to the ability of leaders to effectively communicate and promote appreciation and acknowledgement of the contributions of all employees.

    Emotional Intelligence is the key component in this process. Studies found that 90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence. On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers are high in emotional intelligence.

    Another key element that is not normally recognized is the concept of compatibility in teams. This concept will also be briefly examined in the webinar.


    Tom Coffey holds the SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CBM, and CPLP designations, with a BS degree in HR Management and an MS degree in Leadership/Human Resources. He is a licensed FranklinCovey™ facilitator, having trained more than 500 managers in The 7 Habits for Managers. He has additional FranklinCovey™ licenses for Closing the Execution Gap and The 4 Imperatives of Leadership. Additionally, Tom is a licensed FIRO-B™ facilitator as well as having Lean Manufacturing and DDI Targeted Selection designations.

    Tom is also a designated SME for Facilitating Organizational Change, and contributed with other SMEs in working on updating the ATD Competency Model in 2013. He was a featured CPLP in T&D Magazine and awarded the CPLP Contributor Award from ATD at the International Conference in Orlando in 2015. He has presented at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2019 Virginia State SHRM Conferences and many SHRM and ATD chapters around the state. His article, The Rules of Engagement, was published in Virginia Human Resources Today. He has presented leadership training in Mexico City and provided Fundamentals of Project Management training for the U.S. Navy at the Norfolk Naval Base.

    He has also provided training for the Department of Homeland Security at Ft. Belvoir, the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and Defense Logistics Agency locations at New Cumberland, PA, Battle Creek, MI, Richmond, VA, Robins Air Force Base, GA, and MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Tom specializes in Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Facilitating Organizational Change. His HRD and training experience is utilized to develop results-focused performance interventions for his clients.


    12:45 PM         Closing Remarks
    1:00 PM           Adjourn


    Pre-Approval for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    SHRM Certification

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


    Pre-Approval for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute ® preapproved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.



    This meeting is available for sponsorship.