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TMCCP Seminar: Advanced Institute
Embassy Suites & Convention Center
7600 John Q Hammons Dr
Frisco, TX 75034
Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8:00 AM to Friday, October 27, 2023, 12:00 PM CDT
Category: TMCCP Seminar

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This seminar will focus on knowing the benefits and importance of emotional intelligence and belonging; how to cultivate psychological safety, equity, and inclusion; recognizing how to use mindset to consistently perform these behaviors; and how to deepen levels of self-awareness, others-awareness, and intentionality.

Attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to complete the A Deeper Way (ADW) questionnaire (a $195 value.) The ADW Profile is a global measure of personality, offering insights relevant to a variety of settings.  Instructions for the questionnaire will be emailed separately following completed registration.

This event also features the TMCA Annual Banquet and the TMCA Annual Business Meeting.

Hotel Information

Host Hotel- Embassy Suites and Convention Center Frisco *Room block is full*

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Event Topics

Emotional Intelligence - or the Emotional Quotient (EQ) - is cited as an important skill for leaders to develop.  EQ is commonly understood as the learned ability to manage emotions effectively and interpret messages directly.

Successive Approximation:  Learning sometimes occurs in a quantum leap, and performance sometimes gets better in the same way.  From time to time each of us should experience a quantum leap in learning and performance.  The proven approach for ensuring that we keep getting better, though, is successive approximation—getting a little better every day.    

Intellectual Humility/Cultural Humility:  Bottom line…let’s remain curious…. let’s have intellectual humility…let’s get better at saying “I don’t know.” Are you strong enough to allow your lived truth and my lived truth to both exist?

Blind Spots Cause Blind Behaviors:  We all have blind spots in our knowledge and opinions.  One way to help with blind spots is self-awareness and others-awareness.  Asking others, to gain their perspective, helps you see maybe what you don’t see.  

Nothing has meaning…until you give it meaning.  Mindset, self-awareness, and psychological safety only have meaning if we give them meaning.  

Planning Your Attendance

Thursday: 8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. (11:30 TMCA Business Meeting; 12:00 Luncheon)
Friday: 8:00 a.m.--12:00 Noon.

Event registration fees include Thursday lunch and the Thursday evening banquet, as well as coffee/beverage services throughout the seminar.

Breakfast is provided by the hotel for those staying at the Embassy Suites. For those staying elsewhere, check your accommodations for breakfast.

If you would like to purchase a guest ticket for any of the meals, please do so by clicking here.

How to Prepare for the Event

  • Download our TMCCP Events app (if you have not already done so) 
  • Remember to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to take our daily assessments
  • Know your user name and password for the TMCA member portal

Schedule of Events

Please note the 12:00 Noon Friday conclusion time.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023

  • Breakfast is provided by the hotel for those staying at the Embassy Suites. 
  • 8:00 a.m. - Seminar begins: Welcome 
  • 8:20 a.m. - Emotional Intelligence
  • 10:00 a.m. - Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - Successive Approximation
  • 11:15 a.m. - TMCA Annual Business Meeting
  • Noon - Luncheon
  • 1:00 p.m. - Intellectual Humility/Cultural Humility
  • 2:15 p.m. - Break
  • 4:00 p.m. - Seminar adjourns for the day
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Special event: TMCA Annual Awards Banquet. All registrants encouraged to attend, event is included in your registration.

Friday, Oct. 27, 2023

  • Breakfast is provided by the hotel for those staying at the Embassy Suites. 
  • 8:00 a.m. - Blind Spots Cause Blind Behaviors
  • 10:00 a.m. - Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - Mindset
  • 12:00 Noon - Seminar Adjourn 

Speaker Marcel Brunel

Marcle Brunel

Marcel Brunel has spent the last 28 years working with organizations as an expert in emotional intelligence and performance development.  While working closely with many government organizations, he provides innovative, state-of-the-art assessment tools.  Living problems require living solutions.  We are not broken.  Emotional literacy, in municipalities, empowers us thru the past, in the present, and for the future.  Interpersonal skills help have impact on hard issues.  Emotional intelligence (EI), psychological safety, and belonging can now be measured.  Developing EI skills is it not hard.  It is not complex.  It is not academic.  It is not touchy-feely. It is important.  It changes lives.  Your cities lives included.

This is the way to build a “we” perspective. It’s with the “we” perspective where we are all better together.  We all do better when we all do better. 

Marcel lives in Dallas, Texas and is the father of Sydney, Jonah, and Adrienne.  He has been married to his wife Susie for over 28 years.  He currently works with 84 Texas cities and has his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M.


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