Professional Development

Emotionally Intelligent, Diversity Wise

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

 Through discussion and critical reflection, this workshop will provide you the opportunity to visit your ethical framework, which in turn deepens diversity practices informed by theories of emotional intelligence, ethical wisdom, anti-oppressive theories and practice.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and articulate the importance of valuing self-reflective practice as a team working within a diversity strong and safe framework;
  • Articulate the main theories and practices of emotional intelligence and regulation in the workplace;
  • Demonstrate an increased capacity to critically reflect on one’s own practices, and
  • Articulate the need for and elements of an ethical framework of professional communication with clients and colleagues.

Who should attend this workshop?

Social Workers, Health Workers, Child and Family Workers, Community Workers, Managers, Social Policy Project Workers and other interested people


Manny Kassiotis has worked in the child and family welfare sector for over 15 years with extensive experience supporting children and young people affected by grief and trauma both in Australia and overseas. Manny works within a human rights, social justice and child protection framework, with a particular emphasis on supporting those affected by grief and loss. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Master of Arts (Theology), and he is on the Board of Directors for CaraCare. Manny is passionate about providing training that not only informs but provides strong skill-building. With over 10 years’ experience facilitating training and seminars in the community sector, Manny is a key member of the Cara team. Manny has presented training seminars and conferences at both a state and national level and has successfully provided training particularly around grief and loss (with an emphasis on sibling grief), ambiguous loss and missing person’s issues, trauma-informed care in a child protection context, and self-care.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS2319

Due to unavoidable circumstances and if necessary this workshop may be changed to online delivery via Zoom.

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Face-2-Face Workshop


Thursday 07 April 2022


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Face-2-Face Workshop


Seven Hills


  • Member: $90.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150.00 + GST

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