ANZSOG Leadership Seminar Series - SES Workshop with Professor Peter Jordan

Public Sector Commission

Event outline


Can emotional intelligence increase workplace productivity?

Professor Peter Jordan, Griffith University

The workplace is an emotional setting. Confirming our personal experience, extensive research illuminates how in the face of change at work we all experience highs and lows, pleasant and unpleasant surprises, triumph and disaster. In a single day employees can be afraid, concerned, happy, mad, sad, glad and bad. Emotions in the workplace are highly varied; they influence actions and thoughts; they are contagious; and they are not always what they seem.

Please join the distinguished and engaging Professor Peter Jordan in a session exploring the impact of a broad range of emotions on work performance, with a particular focus on using emotions to improve workplace productivity.

Peter Jordan is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the Deputy Director of the Work Organisation and Wellbeing Research Centre at the Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Peter’s current research interests include emotions in organisations, team performance and toxic emotions in organisations. Peter has published extensively in this field in leading international journals and has been awarded over $1,000,000 in Australian Research Council funding for research in the area of emotional intelligence. He has also been invited to deliver presentations to business groups across South East Asia.

Prior to entering academia he worked for the Australian Government in a strategic and operational planning role.

Who should attend:

Public sector leaders Level 8 and above (or equivalent) who aspire to more senior roles.

Information and Enquiries

Registration queries should be directed to PSC Events and Evaluation at or 6552 8579.

For more information about the Leadership Seminar Series, please contact Cassie Almasi, Leadership Development Consultant, at or 6552 8604.

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Provider information

The Public Sector Commission brings leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. Many of the Commission’s courses and events are free for Western Australian public sector employees.