Why do Google, Allstate, the Business Roundtable and others support emotional intelligence and social skills learning?

why do Google, Allstate, the Business Roundtable and others support emotional intelligence and social skills learning?

Major business entities are starting to take emotional intelligence and related life skills learning seriously because It seeds profits along with humanity’s overall wellbeing. Like STEM, which enjoyed significant school expansion from corporate support, It deserves to be universally taught preK-12. Educators mostly call it Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). 

Contact us and we’ll show you at no charge how to benefit with customers and employees, now and in the future, from this game-changing, workplace-uplifting learning.

tomorrow's workforce needs SEL today.
so do your parenting employee's kids.

A 2021 World Economic Forum highlighted the top skills that students need for jobs in the ever-evolving future. Foundational SEL concepts dominate the list: high emotional intelligence, resilience, perseverance, communication, conflict resolution, goal setting, and self-regulation.

There are a number of ways businesses can help build – and benefit from – this education movement, starting with your parenting employees and your community schools; and even possibly your customers.

We can provide speakers or specialized consultants to help your company collaborate with both your parenting employees and with your community schools in order to build these skills for your employee’s children. We also can provide expert webinars to teach your parenting employees how to bring these skills into their homes.  

Added bonuses: Less stress for parenting employees at home and therefore more functionality at work as their kids learn these skills. Plus each graduating class’ will have higher value as exemplary employees. 

A good deal of our help is pro-bono. Connect or call 310-730-6108.  
 
 
 

Dr. Kasthuri Henry–Founder, KasHenry Inc., Forbes Coaching Council member, author “Ennobled for Success.”

Christy Biedron–Director of Education at Junior Achievement of New Jersey.

Keith Montgomery–Vice Chairman, CyberOi, Serial Entrepreneur.

Brian Murdock–CEO, All World Communications Group.

Surgeon General Murphy in 2021
declared a youth mental health crisis & asked businesses to help.

it's still needed and can be a profitable opportunity.

U.S. Surgeon General Murthy sought – and to a reasonable degree achieved – rapid expansion of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in all schools to deal with what he called the unprecedented child and youth mental health “devastation” resulting from Covid disruptions. 

There has been improvement but large numbers of youth are still struggling and many schools remain at “needing help” levels to implement the mental and emotional health curriculum and life skills provided by Social & Emotional Learning. 

Likely you have parenting customers. Let us show you how to win more favor by supporting their kids. 

some of the benefits.

  • A path to a highly improved and more creative workforce.
  • A generator of economic growth and prosperity.
  • A way to help save some of the millions of hurting kids and youths from a life of trauma and need – and get credit for it and feel good about it.
  • A pathway to healthier and more prosperous communities.
  • A super positive game-changer for the way humans relate to themselves and to everyone else – and to the world.
  • A pathway thus to much lower societal ills and health costs because less crime, violence, addiction and better physical and mental health among EQ/SEL students and as adults. Ideally, to lower taxes.

 Before SEL Data      After SEL Data     The Neuroscience Case

what are business leaders & the biz journals saying about SEL?

View this short presentation to learn more. Visit leading business press reports about emotional intelligence and SEL. 

more than grades.

virtually every adult who has learned about SEL says “I wish I had that experience in school when I was a kid.”

IQ is not enough!
good grades are not enough!

just some of the mindsets and skills children and youths learn.

SEL is a game-changer!

contact us for expert help.

  • Presentations and workshops for your parenting employees and/or customers featuring SEL experts who will help them. You’ll gain the audience’s appreciation. View our roster of speakers.
  • Successful social media and advertising messages that will gain brand attention.
  • Guidance on how best to support SEL in your home communities.
  • A meeting with U.S. SEL leaders – even with your C-Suite and board – to learn the big picture of SEL in dealing with a changing world that requires far greater employee creativity and talent upskills, including crucial life skills, for businesses to stay relevant. We work closely with many of these experts. 

Our payback – as an independent nonprofit with no financial stake in the outcome – is your help in advancing this learning.

 

a more complete education for a better workforce.

In  a 2021  Business Roundtable/Change the Equation survey, 98% of CEOs reported they have problems “finding candidates with the competencies and training to fill open positions” – at all skill levels. Numerous surveys of employers indicate that while applicants may be technically proficient, many don’t have the skills needed to be productive members of the organization. Highly relevant are studies which show that since 1980, almost all U.S. job growth has been in occupations that require strong social skills.

The National Network of Business and Industry Associations, which represents employers from major economic sectors, has created a roadmap for employers, potential employees, and educators that identifies fundamental skills for employability. These common employability skills provide the foundation for linking the fundamentals to be taught in educational settings to success in career and business productivity.

According to surveys and research, the skills most needed by employers (but largely absent in applicants) are these: communication, decision making, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Additionally, self-motivation, time management, and relationship building – which are common outcomes of social and emotional learning (SEL). 

Employers of course want to hire and retain employees who have the ability to think critically and work effectively with others.  Research shows that the skills taught in SEL curricula also have wider-ranging benefits that affect a young person’s success in school, career, and life and which also benefit the economy – and can pay for themselves many times over. 

Unfortunately, even with the COVID  era advances, SEL is being insufficiently prioritized in educational policy funding and development. Meanwhile, a recent survey found that 80% of parents want their schools to teach the exact skills SEL imparts.  Let’s close the gap.