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Johanna Pagonis

Owner at Sinogap Solutions

"Developing Managers into Emotionally Intelligent Leaders"

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at 11:30AM (CST)

Presentation Description:

Managers are the linchpin to organizational success and employee engagement, but there is not a lot of support in learning how to be a manager. Trail by fire is a common method that many managers have experienced in the workplace, which is not the best way to learn. A failure to develop manager competence can negatively influence an organization’s ability to compete in today’s shifting global market. Organizations need to create a climate for managers where continuous learning is not only supported, but is embedded in workplace culture as well.

During the workshop, participants will integrate concepts from emotional intelligence, organizational theory, management, leadership, and workplace learning into a cohesive way that will support the design of meaningful processes and strategies to enhance the quality of workplace learning for their managers. Participants will walk away with tangible and practical strategies that can be implemented to support the development of manager and leadership competencies that are embedded in everyday work.

Three Takeaways:​​


1. The SINOGAP Workplace Learning Framework, which is an evidence-based model that provides a framework that links formal training to the workplace and increases the likelihood that knowledge gained from a course will be transferred to the workplace.

2. A case study that will illustrate a concrete example of how one organization developed and implemented a workplace learning strategy for their leaders.

3. Finally, a list of workplace factors (e.g. enablers and barriers) that need to be considered when developing a workplace learning strategy.



Dr. Johanna Pagonis is the owner of the leadership consulting firm, Sinogap Solutions. She has 20 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development gained throughout her professional and academic career. Her company specializes in working with organizations in developing employee engagement and leadership strategies that will contribute to a company’s ability to continually grow and achieve its mission.


Johanna is also the author to the newly released book, Choose to Be a Leader Others Would Want to Follow: How to Lead with Heart and Purpose, grew out of her desire to support managers in learning how to become emotionally intelligent leaders that can achieve organizational success while inspiring and motivating others.


Her goal for this book is that people, especially leaders in top ranks, will be motivated to create a workplace environment where managers are supported and encouraged to embrace their vulnerability. Johanna explores the workplace as an enriched landscape for managerial learning and leadership development.