It takes awareness, understanding, practice, and a clear process for change.
The Emotional Connection (EmC) Process is a newly evolving structured approach to board effectiveness and improved relationships. After learning and using the Emotional Connection framework, you start to be more open with each other and trust each other more. This creates safety and space to make better board decisions. With EmC, you learn how to prevent and reverse toxic interactions from taking over and fast-track to positive board environment.
When it comes to your board dynamics, interactions that emphasize emotional connection are an impactful way to integrate positive and healthy practices into your organizational dynamics and culture.
Reverse being stuck in relationship issues and return to high engagement and performance.
Build on your EQ and positive board goals with the EmC process. Manage inevitable negative cycles that drain productivity and rise above the clouds and experience joy in working together.
With EmC, you create more productive board meetings; a clear focus and direction, and communicate with each other and management constructively; and in general, you become more engaged in the governance process.
An introduction to the Board Engagement through the Emotional Connection process to enhance your board development program.
The EmC process demonstrated its effectiveness by transforming the board members to be more engaged, collaborative and productive.
Through the process of emotional connection, board members learn how to create connection and pull the board together in a new and effective way.
Board Chairs, Committee Chairs, Governance Chairs, Vice Chairs, Board Members, Lawyers, General Councils, CEOs, Executives
Understand how emotional connection can improve board interaction within the board and between the board and the executive team.
Recognize the impact board members have on each other and the importance of emotional connection has on transparency and results.
Focus on specific ways to practice and improve board engagement through emotional connection.
Create a safe environment to foster open conversations, addressing challenging topics.
Expand opportunities and manage risks better.
Improve company credibility and stakeholders’ value.
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Being able to make good decisions is the most fundamental characteristic of an effective board, but many leaders in positions of power don’t know specifically how to move board members in positive directions. They let it happen by chance or use their formal authority—getting people to do things because “they said so.” But as boards gets stagnant or get stuck in negative conflicts within their organization, using formal authority becomes less effective as they not only need to influence board members, but also external stakeholders, and investors.
In this course, Dr. Gershfeld explores the three levels of board dynamics. First, you will explore the strategies, or rules of thumb, that board members use to make decisions. Next, you will learn how to influence through uncovering what the person you want to engage wants and needs. Lastly, you will learn how to alter the emotional responsiveness in order to get the change in behavior you want. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills to consistently draw out the desired behaviors from your board and from those around you.
Increase emotional connection skill levels with learning and personalized development using scientifically proven strategies. Emotions direct people’s interactions. In this session, board members learn how to understand and work with emotion, how to recognize negative patterns and help each other to step out of them.
Provide Board Members the skills to create safety and connection so that everyone feels more inspired, connected and at ease in working together. Emotional connection is the key component in the board-management-investor interaction.
Board Chair, Committee Chairs, Governance Chair, Vice Chair, Board Members, CEO, Executives, Legal Council, Corporate Secretary
"By using the process of emotional connection, we are far ahead in our approach to working together and the way we go about interaction and engagement."
The traditional view of board dynamics focuses on resolving conflicts and restructuring interactions within a set of 3-stage process in order to improve the board’s performance. In this customized training, Dr. Gershfeld offers a different perspective, one founded on the premise that how you connect with your board is what simultaneously drives the board’s interactions and also its performance.
Once you have a solid understanding of the fundamental challenges that every board faces, you’ll learn a set of simple, comprehensive checklists that will allow you to both design and run any board for maximum performance.
By using the process of emotional connection, we are far ahead in our approach to working together and the way we go about interaction and engagement.
Our trust level has increased – we were able to create an atmosphere of genuine respect and appreciation for each other’s ideas, and as a result, we have become a more effective and progressive working group.
Our board meetings have become by far the most fun, most engaging and most productive.
Center Club of Orange County
Our meetings have become more enjoyable and productive. I would say that we are much more focused on our mission and the vision of our organization.
Center Club of Orange County
Team engagement helped us to focus on agenda items that moved us in one direction. With the process of emotional connection, we operate with no curtains and no walls.
Paul Evan Greenwald
Center Club of Orange County