In the world of science and engineering, there’s no arguing that a high IQ and strong technical abilities are the currency that often get you job. Or at least they used to be. In the 21st century, employers and institutions have become increasingly interested in a skillset that goes beyond the “threshold capabilities” that traditionally amount to entry-level requirements. Often referred to as “soft skills”, these are behaviors that have come to be strongly correlated with leadership and in the reality of agile innovation that we all live in, leadership is gold.
Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is arguably the single most important indicator of leadership. This workshop will focus on the Five Components of Emotional Intelligence at Work, based on the seminal work of Daniel Goleman. Come learn if you have The Right Stuff (and how you can get it if you don’t!).
Dr. Mark D. Vaughn is Manager, Technical Talent Pipelining for Corning’s Technology Community and is the Lead for the Technology Community Office of STEM. In this role, Vaughn develops, implements and manages PK-20 science and engineering programs and initiatives in support of meeting the Technology Community’s near term and long term technical talent needs.
Dr. Vaughn began his 27 year career with Corning in 1988 as a Research Technician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Alfred University, a Master of Science degree in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to his current role, Dr. Vaughn was a Research Associate in Modeling and Simulation where he was a noted expert in Optical Network Traffic Demand Modeling and Access Network Cost Modeling.