Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (or CREIO) seeks to promote the advancement of research and practice related to emotional intelligence in organizations. The organization posits that the intelligent use of emotions in managing the self and in working with others will increase personal effectiveness. Self-awareness, optimism, and empathy are key emotional competencies which the CREIO believes enhance satisfaction and productivity in all aspects of life, including work.
Founded in 1996, the CREIO has a current membership of approximately 25 individuals (from the academic, government, corporate and consulting sectors) and six organizations with strong records of accomplishment in the field of emotional intelligence. Through its Model Programs Project, CREIO has developed research-verified models of best practices for developing emotional intelligence, which may be useful to congregations. Congregations and judicatories that want to excel in this area may find their guidelines for practicing emotional intelligence helpful.
Through their Web site, congregations and judicatories can:
• download research reports, book chapters, and articles;
• learn about model programs;
• find out the future research agenda;
• review the list of members;
• purchase from their bookstore;
• access profiles of each measurement tool used to assess emotional intelligence and find out how to obtain them.