Embrace Emotional Intelligence for Career Advancement (and to Be a Better Human)

1:45-2:45 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 2

In today’s workplace, mastering traditional hard skills is necessary but it’s not sufficient. To be successful in your job and advance your career, you also need to develop emotional intelligence (EI). EI is the ability to manage your emotions and those of the people around you. In this breakout session, you will hear from a government expert about how to improve your EI skills and use them to move up the career ladder.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the five elements of EI and how you can use those to better your career and yourself.

Relevant Competencies: Fundamental Competencies


Tyrome ‘Ty’ Smith, has over 25 years of consulting and leading executives and their teams by helping them understand human and organizational dynamics. Currently, he is the Director of Partnership for the Common Mission Project, whose mission is to create an international network of entrepreneurs driven to solve the critical challenges of our time.

Prior to that, he was a senior consultant to the Department of Defense (DoD). As a trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders and teams, he has conducted many senior-level engagements with the expressed intention of eliciting a strategic focus on revolutionizing how value is both conceptualized and executed.

As part of his work, He developed an innovation education program for the DoD; including coaching and mentoring product development teams engaged in an internal incubator. He is a much sought-after workshop presenter for topics ranging from unconscious bias to business model innovation. Much of his early insight into the human systems dynamics came from serving as a police officer very early in his professional career, as well as working with adolescents in therapeutic settings.