Workshop to focus on developing emotional intelligence

Penn State York and HACC students can join virtual workshop Oct. 26 and 27

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York students and students from the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) York campus can take advantage of a workshop, "Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Emotions," set for Oct. 26 and 27 via Zoom. The emotional intelligence workshop will be repeated six different times to allow students to be able to fit one into their schedule.

Suzanne Shaffer, instructional designer at Penn State York, will help participants understand how emotions work and how they can harness the power in their lives, with the goal to develop emotional intelligence along the way. Activities during the workshop will provide students with strategies that can be used to:

  • Build self-awareness
  • Regulate emotional responses
  • Increase internal motivation
  • Develop empathy
  • Wield emotions skillfully in interpersonal relationships

The workshop balances content delivery with active experiential learning for participants.

Oct. 26

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 12:20-1:45 p.m.

Oct. 27

  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30-1:50 p.m.
  • 2-3:15 p.m.

Following the workshop, Penn State York admissions representatives will share admissions information with the HACC students and answer questions concerning the transfer process.

Penn State York and HACC students have attended workshops together on a variety of subjects during the past few years.

Students interested in attending should contact Erin Nelsen, admissions counselor at Penn State York, at [email protected] or call 717-771-4114.