HR Competencies

  • Leadership and Navigation


Interpersonal effectiveness is vital to successful leadership. Emotional and social awareness are key in decision-making. Ensuring compliance with employment laws is essential to employee trust. Figuring out how to effectively use our emotions and manage the emotions of others is a challenge. What to say, what not to say and when to say it can be a conundrum. And, what about the legal ramifications? This class brings together a cadre of Employers Council professionals to help you navigate this complexity—an attorney, an HR consultant, and an authority on Organizational Development. Join this team of experts to learn to use tools and techniques to successfully integrate emotions, social skills, past experiences and ongoing learning. We plan to help you see all sides of employee interactions, especially when relationships and behaviors at work get rocky.


  • The brain at work - using emotion to our advantage
  • Awareness and actions leading to effective relationships with subordinates
  • Integration of legal considerations - unconscious bias and what’s OK to say or not say
  • Approaching and deescalating tense situations, including involuntary terminations
  • Learning from the military - mindfulness as energy
  • Social Skills Inventory
  • Stories of life at work - What happened? How? What to do?
  • Working in the “Real World” - what do you want to know?

Who Should Attend

Managers who have 1) at least two years of direct people management experience, 2) a willingness to cope with discomfort and vulnerability, and 3) the desire to learn more productive approaches and behaviors designed to preserve respect and goodwill in the workplace


Employers Council staff attorney, certified coach/organizational development consultant, and human resources consultant


1.40 Continuing Education Units
Course ID #MGMT168

Class Details

Location:Employers Council - Northern Regional Office, 5250 Hahns Peak Dr Ste 140, Loveland, CO 80538-8712
Time:8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Member Price:$345.00
Non-Member Price:$520.00
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