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Weatherhead Executive Education Offering EI Training to Cleveland Law Firm

Posted 9.15.2017

From Crain's Cleveland Business:

Cleveland law firm Tucker Ellis LLP is teaming up with Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education to offer firmwide emotional intelligence training to its attorneys and staff.

In a news release, Tucker Ellis said one group from the firm will participate in three in-person training sessions this fall "and work closely with executive coaches from Weatherhead between each class." A second group "will learn through an online program teaching the same competencies as the in-person training."

Tucker Ellis managing partner Joe Morford said in a statement, "Study after study illustrates that organizations that improve their overall EI show marked improvement in the services they provide, their work product, and their financial performance. This program is a great step forward for us, and we're excited to see the fruits of our efforts in the years to come."

The program is something of an extension of a 3-year-old partnership between Weatherhead and the CWRU School of Law to put emotional intelligence topics into its curriculum.

"Though there are universal characteristics and common principles of leadership across industries, each unique environment, including the legal community, has its own challenges that guide us back to core competencies—such as improving one's emotional intelligence—that are rooted in decades of research and experience," said Melvin Smith, faculty director of executive education at Weatherhead, where he is also a professor of organizational behavior, in a statement.

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