Meridian Technology Center and Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Partner for Virtual Lunchtime Learning: The Power of Emotional Intelligence

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What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? As part of your community?  

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the unique repertoire of emotional skills that we use to navigate the everyday challenges of life.  

Research has demonstrated that our EI or (EQ) is often a more accurate predictor of success than our IQ. No matter how intellectually intelligent we are, our success is still governed by how well we communicate our ideas and interact with our peers.  

On March 23, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Anna Irwin will present “The Power of Emotional Intelligence.” 

During this session, Irwin will give attendees the foundational knowledge to help them understand how to leverage current skill strengths and recognize opportunities for development.  

Irwin is a Human Behavior Specialist, focusing on the people skills arena. She assists individuals as they master their communication and leadership skills, ensuring they become an invaluable member of any team they are part of in all areas of their lives. Irwin has worked with numerous organizations across the state to improve their leadership, communication and team cohesiveness skills. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Boston University. Irwin is a Certified John Maxwell Instructor specializing in engagement, teamwork, productivity and all things leadership. 

Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from noon to 1 p.m. and will take place virtually using Zoom. Registration for the March 23 training is $10. Lunchtime Learning sessions take place twice a month. For complete descriptions of each session or to enroll, visit or contact Marcy Luter at [email protected]. Once registration has been confirmed, participants will receive a secure link to join the meeting.  

Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.