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  • San Francisco, CA, 94104
  • United States

Emotional Intelligence in the Design World 
Claudio Ramos, IALD, CLD
Director, ELECTROLIGHT, San Francisco

May 16, 2019 - 5:30- 9:00 pm
San Francisco AIA Offices
130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Beginning in the 1990s, emotional intelligence theory challenged much conventional wisdom in corporate training and development. A successful organization depends on the ability of its staff to work with all kinds of people, from coworkers to clients to consultants and subcontractors. Managing emotions and reading and interpreting the emotions of others is crucial to good communication, conflict resolution and consensus building. All of these skills can contribute to our success in the workplace. This session will analyze the four main items pertaining to emotional intelligence:

• Self-Regulation: Taking responsibility of our actions, managing change, and listening to new ideas from customers and team members.

• Self-Awareness: The ability to recognize emotions as they’re happening, tuning into your self-confidence and true skills during the creative process.

• Reading emotions and Empathy: Recognizing the struggle of others by walking in their shoes.

• People Skills and Motivation: The ability to forge an alliance, inspire others and manage conflicts. Staying optimistic and recasting negative emotions despite facing difficulties in a project.

Emotional intelligence is the single best predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence. When we increase our effective use of emotional intelligence, we will increase our ability to develop more solid, trusting relationships in our business arena. In the professional world of design, where teamwork is paramount to the success of any project, acquiring these five characteristics of emotional intelligence will make you more successful and productive, as well as help others to be successful and productive.

1.0 IES/CEU available (AIA/LU pending) - please see link on Registration Page

Claudio Ramos

One of the leading lighting designers in the U.S., with thirty years’ experience in lighting design, Claudio is a long-standing member of the IALD and recently earned the first international evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design; CLD. Claudio has received over twenty national and international Lighting Design Awards. A native of Brazil, he started his career as a Lighting Designer after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Claudio has been living and practicing Lighting Design in the United States for almost 20 years, where he leads Electrolight’s studio in San Francisco.

5:30 - 6:30: Networking & Hosted Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails
6:30 - 7:30: Presentations
7:30 - 8:00: Q&A with audience

$25 IES, ASID, IALD, IIDA, or AIA members
$30 Non IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members
$10 Emerging Professionals & Students

More Info: Patrick Sheridan
Patrick.Sheridan@cal.lighting  415.740.4626