I was thrilled to learn that my daughter, Candice, who trained in Emotional Intelligence in Singapore last year, has been instrumental in bringing this global organisation called Six Seconds to Africa for the first time.
I was even more delighted to find out that the training will be held in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal from the 21st to the 25th May this year.
South Africa Needs to Change
It is self evident to most South Africans that this country needs to change. When I talk of South Africans, I speak inclusively of government, business and civil society. After all who are the people of this country if it is not the people in government, business and civil society? We continually hear the call for better performance and service delivery in government, for private sector managers and entrepreneurs’ to invest in new enterprises to create jobs, for organised labour to embrace productivity growth and a strong work ethic. But how do we create this change?
No amount of legislation can control the corruption and non-delivery of service; this can only change through the change of the mind-set of our people.
There are of course solutions to South Africa’s economic and social problems. I believe that the training of Emotional Intelligence offers powerful tools to facilitate the change that is necessary for the developmental success of South Africa as we move into the future.
Six Seconds recently announced that the Emotional Intelligence Certification Course to be held in Africa for the first time will be held in Durban in May. Already bookings from abroad have been secured. What a pity it would be if this course becomes fully booked with people from abroad and South Africans will consequently be unable to utilise this world recognised training right on our doorstep.
Freedman et al.: “Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the “success” in our lives.” From Handle With Care: Emotional Intelligence Activity Book.
For further information on the certification course being run by Six Seconds in Durban contact Avril on firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS 082 779 629