U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is hosting a 90-minute interactive discussion on relational wisdom, which is an enhanced form of “emotional intelligence” (EI) that is being used by corporations, universities, hospitals, counselors, law enforcement, sports teams, military units and government bodies to improve the professional performance, leadership skills, creativity, effectiveness and productivity of individuals and entire teams.
This type of professional development training is especially beneficial to individuals who serve our country in Federal Government and the U.S. Military.
For example, emotional intelligence is being recognized as a decisive factor in politics and diplomacy. In Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, presidential scholar Doris Kearns Goodwin refers repeatedly to the remarkable emotional intelligence of Abraham Lincoln. When summarizing Lincoln’s brilliant response to a political attack by a member of his own cabinet, Kearns writes this:
Discipline and keen insight had once again served Lincoln most effectively. By regulating his emotions and resisting the impulse to strike back at Chase when the circular first become known, he gained time for his friends to mobilize the massive latent support for his candidacy. Chase’s aspirations were crushed without Lincoln’s direct intrusion…. Lincoln’s ability to retain his emotional balance in such difficult situations was rooted in acute self-awareness and enormous capacity to dispel anxiety in constructive ways.
The emotional intelligence and relational skills modeled by Abraham Lincoln can be learned and practiced by every member of a business, governmental or military team. These same skills may also be taken home to improve marital and parenting relationships, which circles back to enhance job performance and career advancement.
As a growing number of studies show, relationally healthy homes benefit employees and employers alike. People from peaceful homes are are more focused and energized when they come to work. They are happier with their co-workers and supervisors and find their work to be more fulfilling, productive and enjoyable. Their improved performance typically leads to better career advancement and higher pay.
Employers benefit from having more cohesive, innovative, and effective teams, as well as lower absenteeism, conflict and staff turnover, all of which lead to a pleasant work environment and productive organization.
Emotional intelligence can also play a role in counteracting the damage that power can cause to the human brain. Recent studies report that this damage seems to include an impairment of a neural process called “mirroring,” which is a cornerstone of empathy. This impairment causes many powerful people to do worse at reading the emotions and thoughts of others, which leads to an “empathy deficit” that undermines both their personal and professional relationships, as well as their ability to lead others.
Everyone who attends this discussion will receive free access to an 8-hour course in relational wisdom.
Additional Resources (click for link):
- Features and benefits of relational wisdom training
- Relational Wisdom for Military Chaplains
- General information on relational wisdom
For registration, active links and contact information, click “Read More” button.
When military personnel seek out a chaplain, it’s usually because of a relational problem at home, in their unit or with a superior. These problems are often aggravated by the fact that many individuals have never learned how to read and manage their own emotions, much less those of the people around them. As a result, they are often unaware of how emotions are clouding their judgment, aggravating misunderstandings, and triggering decisions that reduce unit effectiveness and damage family bonds.
RW360 has been invited to the Pentagon to discuss ways that military chaplains can use relational wisdom resources to strengthen the ability of service men and women to respond constructively to the emotional and relational challenges they experience as they serve our nation.
For background information on the benefits of teaching and applying relational wisdom in a military setting (click on Relational Wisdom for Military Chaplains).
Hosted by Relational Wisdom 360 at Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, Montana
Special training for Certified RW Instructors, Coaches and Conciliators
Provided for individuals who have been accepted into or completed any of our advanced training programs for Training Representatives, Certified Instructors, RW Coaches and Christian Conciliators, as well as their spouses.
Oct. 3 Pre-Retreat: Combining Relational Wisdom and Christian Conciliation
This one-day training event (9 am-4 pm) will focus on combining the principles of relational wisdom with conflict coaching and mediation.
The training is open to individuals who have: (1) been certified as RW Instructors or accepted into instructor training; and (2) have completed conflict coaching and mediation training courses that were provided through Peacemaker Ministries’ Conciliator Training Program or Ambassadors of Reconciliation Reconciler Training Program. This training will begin with a 2-hour introduction to RW Skills Coaching, and then focus on how to apply relational wisdom and peacemaking principles with conflict coaching and mediation. Part of the day will also be devoted to fine-tuning the development of an advanced RW-based conflict coaching and mediation training and certification program.
This additional training costs $70 and will be held at Rock Creek Lodge. Therefore, students should reserve an additional night of lodging (October 2-6) and arrange to arrive in Billings on October 2.
- Lots of time set aside for worship, building and enjoying relationships, and walks in the mountains!
- Introduction to RW Coaching
- Enhancing training and speaking effectiveness
- Strategies and tools for marketing RW/peacemaking training and coaching
- Equipping churches to use relational wisdom for witnessing and evangelism
- New revenue sharing options for instructors promoting RW360 online training
- Group brainstorming of future training resources and online courses
- Breakout groups developing strategies and case studies for specific training venues (church leadership, military, Christian schools, missions, crisis pregnancy centers, realtors and property managers, city and county government, etc.)
If you are planning to attend this training, please complete this form before registering, which will help us to plan how we can serve you well during this event.
Registration fee includes all meals, training and materials. Add $40/person for ground transportation to and from Billings airport, and add $70 for pre-retreat materials and meals ($40 for spouse pre-conference meals).
- Early Bird (before April 1): Instructor: $285, Spouse $210
- April 1 – May 30: Instructor: $310, Spouse $235
- June 1 – July 31: Instructor: $335, Spouse $260
- After July 31: Instructor: $360, Spouse $285
Lodging: Call 800-667-1119 to take advantage of RW360 discounted room prices.
Your credit card will not be billed until the time of the conference. You can cancel up 6 pm, Oct. 3.
Prices given below are per room rather than per person. If you would like to share a room, please email Corlette@rw360.org before making a reservation and she will try to find you a roommate!
Beartooth Lodge (Main building):
- Queen Bedroom (2 queen beds) $123/night
- Studio Apartment (kitchenette, 1 queen Murphy bed) $132 /night
- Handicap accessible King (1 king bed) $123
Grizzly Condominiums (adjacent to main building)
- King Bedroom (1 king bed) $111
- Queen Bedroom (2 queen beds) $111
Twin Elk (Stairs required)
- Deluxe Apartment (kitchenette, 1 queen Murphy bed, fireplace) $255
- Jacuzzi King (1 king bed) $132
- Queen Bedroom (1 queen bed) $111
- Full Bedroom (2 full beds) $111
To register, click on the green button at the top of this page.