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Lessons for Leaders in Children's Books
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When: Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
305 7th Avenue
13th Floor
New York, New York  10001
United States

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Through the introduction of children’s books, leaders will learn about common challenges in the workplace and take away insights for solutions. Participants will engage in a fun, interactive and creative way to examine power struggles and other behavioral challenges. 

Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Agility (EA) are critical skills for today’s leaders and serve as a building block. The EI work of experts such as Daniel Goleman and Brene Brown highlight the importance of self-awareness to better understand why we respond as we do. As a leader, if you are unaware of how your behavior impacts those around you, you are ineffective. You may perceive yourself as an effective boss and be perceived by your team as uncaring or unclear about what it takes to get the work done. You may be unable to appropriately assess what is occurring with your team. Susan David’s work on EA focuses on strategies that promote how to manage your emotions in order to gain flexibility in responding. The concept of becoming hooked emotionally, which derails your perspective and response, is particularly important for leaders.

While these skills are critical, leaders may find it too vulnerable to share directly about their experiences in the workplace. Using children’s books, allows for a fun way to visit the subject through a discussion of what is observed in the stories’ characters. In Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, Farmer Brown engages in a power struggle with the cows. He is unaware of how his decisions contributed to the escalation from the cows. It is a humorous yet insightful way to explore EI and EA.


This workshop is delivered through both small and large group discussions. The stories are introduced through read-a-loud format followed by guided questions for discussion. Manipulatives such as dry-erase paddles and markers are utilized to engage all participants’ voices and minimize group think. 



With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Gain self-awareness on how they are seen as a leader
  • Increase their decision-making skills by gaining an understanding on how their decisions could further hinder the work they are leading

  • Understand how their reactions can influence their decisions

  • Understand how others are impacted by the work environment 

  • Understand how to promote the values they seek



NASW Member: $55 | Non-Member: $115


3 SW Contact Hours





Debbie Gonzalez, LCSW, CPC, ELI-MP through the years, learned that who she is impacts how she leads. Currently, she utilizes coaching, training and consulting as methods to share her experience with others to inspire their journey to spark the leader they want to be.


With over 25 years of experience in social services, including over a decade in management and leadership, Ms. Gonzalez demonstrated success at a high-level creating programs and developing leaders. Her credentials include licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), certified professional coach (CPC) and master practitioner energy leadership index (ELI-MP).





NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, is not allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.


We are currently transitioning from providing paper certificates to electronic ones. Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates. NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.orgRefund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than five business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than five days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



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NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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