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Fraternity Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership


Join us for a virtual conversation with Dr. Thea Zunick on Thursday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Emotional intelligence (EI) involves a variety of skills that helps people navigate the challenges of work, life, and everything in between. Developing your EI will help make you a better leader because you are able to inspire confidence, communicate effectively, and successfully collaborate with others in a way that sparks an emotional connection. Kappa Kappa Gamma volunteers participating in this session will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment identifying the top three skills that they want to improve upon, leading them to become better leaders. EI shows up in what we do, what we say, and how we interact and relate with others every day.

This training is open to current Kappa volunteers.


About the Book

Get to Know the Speaker


Dr. Thea Zunick, is a national coaching, speaking, and facilitation professional with a tenure of over 15 years of experience engaging with young people through adulthood. She is currently employed as the senior manager of community engagement at The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.

Zunick has been delivering engaging learning material to folks both in person and online specializing in well-being, emotional intelligence, wellness, joy, and resiliency. She has had the opportunity to provide workshops and trainings for corporate organizations — such as Olly vitamin, Teach For America, and AmeriCorps  — and speaks to dozens of fraternal communities across the country. She is an accomplished author with chapters written in three published books and has co-authored an article on Thrive Global.

She earned an associate degree from Middlesex County College, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from the College of New Jersey, a master’s degree in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in education for the design of learning environments from Rutgers University.

On the side, she volunteers for a local artist and hosts events in various locations in New Jersey, is an avid gym-goer, dog mom, and in her mind, a professional foodie.

Dr. Thea Zunick