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Practical Application of Emotional Intelligence

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NOARK is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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SPEAKER:  Gary Swyers, Senior Program Manager

Gary Swyers serves as our Senior Program Manager at the Soderquist Center. An experienced outdoor leadership and experiential learning instructor, Gary oversees operations and facilitation for the delivery of our customers’ experience through content and experiential learning. Prior to joining the Soderquist Center, Gary served as Director of the Center for Experiential Learning at Indiana Wesleyan University. He has extensive outdoor and education experience, having contributed to the development of adventure leadership programs, college level courses, ropes courses, and an international service program for university students. His experience also includes: facilitating with Prison Fellowship, curriculum development, and teaching at the undergraduate level. Gary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, a Master’s in Ministerial Education, as well as completing 13 hours of post-graduate work in leadership. He also holds certifications in rock climbing and rappelling; high and low ropes course technical skill and facilitation; Emotional Intelligence and 360 assessments.


  1. Gain practical insights into how emotions influence thoughts and behaviors.
  2. Engage in group experiences to discover personal application of the insights.
  3. Recognize and commit to the management of our impact on others.

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