Competency Growth: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Skilled: Cool under pressure, does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough, considered mature, can be counted on to hold things together, is not knocked off balance by the unexpected. Is a settling influence in a crisis and sees the positive aspects of all situations. Can demonstrate the ability to recognize and understand emotions in self and others and uses this awareness to manage personal behavior and relationships. Is aware of and promotes diversity of thought and creates an environment of inclusiveness where all people feel welcome in their presence. Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times, acts in line with those values. Shows good judgement when making decisions.

Unskilled: Gets rattled and loses cool under pressure and stress. May be reactionary and blow up, say things he/she shouldn’t, gets easily overwhelmed and becomes emotional, defensive or withdrawn. May be sensitive to criticism, may be cynical or moody. May be knocked off balance by surprises, may also contribute to others losing composure or being unsettled.  When challenged may be unwilling to build relationships. Strong individualist with low concern for values of others, may set his/her own rules, and can make others uncomfortable. Behavior may vary too much across situations, may be seen as too self serving.

Growth Resources

  1. HBR Article: Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements (5 minutes)
  2. Video: How to Regain Control When Under Attack (3 minutes) 
  3. Video: Leading With Emotional Courage  (4 minutes)
  4. CASE Article: Tips on Controlling Emotions During Tense Moments (2 Minutes)
  5. HBR Article: What Makes a Leader? (10 minutes)
  6. Book Discussion: Heroic Leadership, 2/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, ESC Family Room
  7. Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0*
  8. Self-awareness assessments*: DiSC, Myers Briggs, StrengthFinders (contact HRC Jeremy Kinsler)
  9. Self-awareness tool: Enneagram and Team Debrief*  (contact Bryan Reaume)
  10. Workshop: Developing Emotional Intelligence,  2/23, 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM, ESC Family Room. (contact Bryan Reaume to get on wait-list)

*recommended opportunities for teams to participate together


Congrats, Cheryl Schlimpert; New Position Posted

I am pleased to share that Cheryl Schlimpert has accepted a role directly supporting Katherine Lane as a member of the ND Trail team and ultimately Special Events and Stewardship. Cheryl has been a valued member of the Annual Giving team for 4 years. Her hard work and can​-​do attitude will be missed and we wish her all the best in this new challenge.
As a result of this change, a newly created position, Associate Director for Data and Analytics, will be posted immediately. Reporting to the Program Director for Data and Analytics with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Annual Giving, this individual will support decision-making in AGSM through the use of strategic analytics and advanced quantitative tools, serving as a key partner to the AGSM team. If you have any recommendations for this critical hire, please feel free to reach out to Mark Dumich or me.
Thank you,
Ryan Brennan

Welcome Grace Morrison

Hello team,

I’m pleased to announce that Grace Morrison will join the NDAA team as Digital Specialist beginning Feb. 23.
Grace will report to Kevin Brennan and fill the role previously occupied by Josh Stowe managing our social media accounts and our digital events, with oversight of the content on myND.
Grace is a St. Mary’s College marketing graduate with a passion for social media. Her enthusiasm for all things digital is contagious. She knows Notre Dame well, an important asset to this position.
She has managed the digital programs for Explore Media, a burgeoning video production team in the region, and Beyond Zen, the yoga studio in Granger. She currently serves as the studio manager at Beyond Zen, managing promotional strategies, sales reports, client activation and retention programs and the retail shop, all while also overseeing their digital efforts. The owners from Explore and Beyond Zen raved about her contributions to their teams. We are excited to put both her organizational skills and digital creative skills to work for our alumni engagement programs.
The interview team, Dolly, and I have really enjoyed getting to know Grace, and we know you will too. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome later in February.
Best, Bill

Open Position: Senior Office Coordinator

University Relations has an open position for a Senior Office Coordinator. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Sarah Bogucki

Thank you

Natella Micola
Recruiting Coordinator
Department of Development
Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame
1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617-1403
Tel 574-631-8921
Fax 574-631-8325

Notre Dame Intercessory Team Visiting Grace AME Zion

This Sunday, the Intercessory Prayer Team will be visiting Grace AME Zion Church.  You are welcomed to join us as we continue to fellowship with community believers for the Notre Dame Trail in honor of our 175th Anniversary. You may also use the enclosed prayer card to pray for the ND Trail Pilgrimage at your convenience.
Please email Alyssia Coates with any questions.
Grace AME Zion
Date:       Sunday, February 19th
Address:   1211 Vassar Ave. South Bend
Time:        11:00 AM (Prayer will begin the first 20 minutes of the church service)
Intercessory Prayer Team


Alyssia J. Coates, Ph.D.

Director of Development – East Region

University of Notre Dame

Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame

1251 North Eddy Street, Suite 300

South Bend, IN  46617-1403

o:  574.631.1519

c:  574.276.2434

f:  574.631.8325




Deepest Sympathies to Maria Di Pasquale on the passing of her mother

Dear UR Colleagues,

Condolences to Maria Di Pasquale and her family on the passing of her mother Charlotte Rose Di Pasquale on February 10th, 2017 in Oak Park, California.

Maria was a devoted daughter who just last week was blessed to be able to spend time with her mother out in California.  Please take a minute to read about what an amazing women Charlotte was and the rich life that she embraced throughout her 91 years.

Visitation will be held in Mankato Minnesota on Sunday, February 19th with a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday February 20th 2017.

Jim Morrison

AGSM January-June Recognition Society Reminders

On Friday, over 1,200 reminders were mailed to Recognition Society members with renewal periods in the second half of the fiscal year.  Members were presented with a range of giving options, including their scheduled renewal amount.  Email and phone contact will follow, along with a second mailing later this spring.
To access this list of donors who received a reminder, please visit the following spreadsheet:
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate fund owner.
Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Congratulations Sarah Bogucki

I am excited to announce Sarah Bogucki will be assuming a new role as Development Associate in 405 Main to work more closely with me providing greater support and project management to our Advisory Council, Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle, Academic Advancement, Corporate Relations and Foundation Relations team. We have posted the position of Senior Office Coordinator to staff the front desk in 405 Main which will report directly to Sarah. Sarah will assume her new responsibilities once this position is filled.
Drew Buscareno

Reminder: 2017 Scott Malpass Endowment Update Teleconference

Dear Colleagues,

If you have benefactors in your portfolio with a charitable remainder trust through the Notre Dame Endowment, please encourage them to join the 2017 Scott Malpass Endowment Update Teleconference on February 21 at 1:30 EST. This private, invite only event for Notre Dame’s charitable remainder trust donors and beneficiaries will include Scott’s remarks on the Notre Dame Endowment followed by a Question & Answer session.

If you have benefactors interested in joining this call, please contact Laura Snell.

Laura Snell
Associate Director, Badin Guild
Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN  46556