offers workshops and retreats on
various aspects of emotional competence:
Workshops - Dr. Flowers' workshops are
customized skill-building, training, or mentoring sessions
focused on enabling groups or organizations to achieve a single
task, such as understand the role of emotional competence in
personal and professional success, team building, processing
individual responses to shared trauma, or learning effective
- Dr. Flowers' leads retreats for strategic planning or conflict
resolution where leadership groups gather members of their
organizations to achieve a shared objective, such as generation
motivation, developing a vision, teaching leadership skills, or
building consensus and facilitating change.
leads a group discussion of the various perspectives on
situation to air the differences in a safe setting. She then offers
her careful analysis of the complexities to increase her clients’
practical understanding of the emotional and interpersonal dynamics
involved. Dr. Flowers then facilitates a discussion by the clients
of the various possible pragmatic approaches, and together they
formulate a realistic plan for managing or resolving the troublesome
aspects of the situation while maintaining the positive elements.
needs are sometimes the exclusive focus of a workshop or retreat.
Dr. Flowers often uses an interactive seminar format designed to
work on actual examples from the participants. This facilitates
real-life, pragmatic discussions of the emotional competence
development concepts and steps she is teaching. In more advanced
workshops, Dr. Flowers frequently uses role-play and other learning
During workshops or retreats, Dr. Flowers explains how to apply the
underlying principles of emotional competence involved in a plan so
that the resolution of one issue can serve as a model for others.
Evaluations of Dr. Flowers' workshops often mention the particular
value of her non-judgmental attitude and sense of humor.
Dr. Flowers has
conducted workshops and retreats for
educational institutions, non-profits, corporations,
and private groups whose leaders recognize the pivotal role
emotional competence plays in high performance. Clients usually seek
an assessment and resolution of a single issue or series of issues,
and/or further training for their employees or members in this area.
Clients frequently request follow-ups.
"We all have input to share, but the leader (Dr. Flowers)
kept us focused on the end result of the retreat. Therefore, we
stayed on schedule, which isn't something this Board is good at.
Thank you—valued learnings."
- Attendee, Equilibrium Dynamics Retreat
for Board of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Confidentiality varies depending upon
the situational needs.
Evaluation is an important part of Dr.
Flowers’ workshops and retreats. It may be verbal or written,
but she always invites and appreciates feedback.
arrangements are made after discussion of what would be most
useful for the client in the identified situation (see email
The location can be the client's site
or Dr. Flowers’ office in San Francisco as arranged.
Duration can vary from half a day to a
week or more.
Reports, requested in advance, can be
provided orally or written, as the client prefers.
Fees are charged by the hour/day. Dr.
Flowers charges travel expenses additionally.
Follow-up is possible when desired.
This is particularly important for training programs to
reinforce previous learning and consolidate advanced emotional
Workshops & Retreats
skill-building, training, or mentoring sessions focused on a
organizations in any field
half or whole day or a series
Strategic-planning or conflict-resolution sessions where
members of an organization gather to achieve a shared
groups within organizations in any field
one day or a series
* Contact Dr. Flowers for more information about fees.