Committee For Children
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At Committee for Children, we strive to equip kids with the tools they need to succeed in school and be better employees in the workplace. More and more business leaders are listing social-emotional skills alongside technical savvy or subject-matter mastery in their key recruitment criteria.

But how exactly does social-emotional learning (SEL) translate to the workplace?

  • Empathy can help you increase employee engagement and reduce attrition by staying in touch with what your employees are feeling; similarly, it can help you meet the needs of your customers.
  • Emotion management can help you deal with conflicts so you can behave more calmly and professionally in your workplace.
  • Emotion recognition can help you understand when is or is not a good time to give your boss some bad news or pitch the latest product to a client.
  • Problem solving is an essential skill not only in the workplace but in life. The ability to face roadblocks calmly by thinking through the problem, brainstorming solutions, and trying them out is something any employer will value.
  • Impulse control is a key workplace skill, especially in our digital world. It’s all too easy to fire off an angry email immediately.
  • Calming down and thinking carefully before pressing “send” can help avoid a crisis.
  • Communication isn’t just about using good grammar and spelling; it’s also about listening respectfully and focusing attention, and it’s essential to teamwork, client relations, and your relationships with your boss, employees, and coworkers.
  • Assertiveness (as opposed to passivity or aggression) goes a long way toward getting what you want or need without insulting or offending the other person.

Interested in joining our efforts? Connect with Committee for Children’s Executive Director Joan Cole Duffell to explore partnerships, collaborations, and more.
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