March 17, 2022 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Cost: In-Person: $50 per person | Virtual: $35 per person

Location: Spokane Conservation District – Large Meeting Room, 4422 E 8th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Register TodayPLEASE NOTE: In-person session space is limited to 40 registrants ONLY, virtual session is unlimited

About the Event:

This session goes over the basics of emotional intelligence, how it is defined, how it is measured, and how it relates to success or failure in the AEC Industry, especially with more collaborative project delivery methods. Participants will come to understand how EI relates to their own performance, success, and failure. An Emotional Intelligence (EI) Assessment as well as a physical survey will be used to inform an individualized “EI Roadmap” and “Activity Guide” to forge a pathway to understanding how each of us contributes to team and project success.

* Session includes breakfast and coffee/tea/juices/water for in-person attendees

Key Takeaways:

Participants will be able to –

  • Define emotional intelligence and how the typical AEC emotional profile contributes to many industry problems.
  • Analyze your own emotions and identify how they affect your day-to-day interactions with others and your own mental and physical performance, health, and well-being.
  • Determine how emotional intelligence can be measured and improved.

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About the Speaker:

Brent Darnell, Owner | President, Brent Darnell International

Brent Darnell is President and Owner of Brent Darnell International, a training and consulting company that maximizes companies’ success by tapping into people’s “soft” skills. He is the international best-selling author of “The People-Profit Connection: How Emotional Intelligence Can Maximize People Skills and Maximize Your Profits,” as well as an engineer, teacher, trainer, speaker & coach.

Brent’s history in the AEC industry dates back three generations. His grandfather was a carpenter and a painter, and Brent grew up in awe of his father, watching him build projects that shaped people’s lives and the world in which we live. Brent was the first person in his family to graduate from college, earning his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 then began his own construction career.

Since 2000, he has been actively teaching AEC industry professionals people skills and emotional intelligence while focusing on health, wellness, and peak performance. Brent’s passion to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship driven, leaner, and more fun led him to this current role. Because of his first-hand experiences working in the construction industry, he speaks with a deep understanding of his audience and the problems they commonly face. The impacts of his unique and engaging programs span the globe to 5 continents and 20 different countries including places such as New York, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Cape Town, Helsinki, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Prague, London, and as far away as Hong Kong. In 2011, Brent’s accomplishments in the building business success using his Emotional Intelligence approach earned him the prestigious honor of being named among Engineering News-Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers.

His clients include Skanska, Clark, McCarthy, Hunt, Hardin, Balfour Beatty, Truland Electric, Guarantee Electric, Jacobsen Construction, Kiewit, Granite, Brasfield & Gorrie, Caddell, WS Nielsen, Nobia, Langan Engineering, S&ME Engineering, Cousins Properties, Lyles Construction, and Geotechnical Services, Inc.