University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

The Center for Cultural Pluralism, Global Gateway Program and the Center for Health & Wellbeing presented:

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

In June 2015, UVM was pleased to host Dr. Lee Gardenswartz & Dr. Anita Rowe for two full-day trainings on Emotional Intelligence and Diversity. Read below for more about Lee & Anita and their work.


Drs. Gardenswartz and Rowe are partners in Gardenswartz & Rowe, a nationally-renowned diversity training and consulting firm.
They were among 16 diversity & inclusion professionals to receive the Legends of Diversity award in 2012.

Anita Rowe and Lee Gardenswartz

Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., is co-author of Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference and Planning Guide, Diverse Teams at Work and the Global Diversity Desk Reference. For more than 30 years she has consulted with clients such as Cox Communications, Ohio State University, Union Bank, Harvard University, and Starbucks, assisting them to build more productive work environments. Her mission is helping people take charge of their lives and maximize joy and potential.

Anita Rowe, Ph.D., is co-author of The Diversity Tool Kit, and Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World. She consults with clients such as UCLA, Boeing, Shell Oil Company, Notre Dame University, Sempra Energy, IRS and Kaiser Permanente. Her focus is building environments of harmony, respect and inclusion.

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

Developing the capacity to understand and manage feelings and deal effectively with others is a critical competence in today’s diverse workplace. Our Emotional Intelligence and Diversity model offers a systematic approach for helping legitimize, acknowledge and use the power of emotions as a source of energy for doing both the right and the smart thing. In this workshop you will challenge yourself to understand the why behind strong responses to certain behavior; learn how to respond with empathy, rather than judgment; and gain the ability to make connections in order to have more effective outcomes. You will expand your repertoire of approaches and style shifting to communicate with a variety of different people. Finding ways beyond the “more and louder” approach to present ideas, make proposals, give feedback and engage others. Your stress level will diminish as you find more success in communicating across differences and creating environments of inclusion.

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