My program encourages under-represented master's students of color on to the doctorate. We have been extraordinarily successful, particularly since we now include Dr. Flowers and Equilibrium Dynamics as an integral part of our work. In particular, we hold a doctoral student retreat for our alumni that attracts doctoral students of color from around the country. It is mainly centered on Dr. Flowers' philosophy and strategies for coping and thriving. The participants love it and report being renewed and more confident about completing their degrees!
I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Equilibrium Dynamics and watching the growth and development of this fine non-profit organization since its inception. I have been impressed with the dedication, creativity and hard work that have gone into the development of workshops, teaching modules and materials generated by Dr. Flowers and her associates at EqD to support the learning and success of students and professionals from disadvantaged communities. It feels great to play a small part in an organization which is developing solutions to one of our divided nation's major problems.
This organization continues to have a great impact on the lives of people of various backgrounds and education levels, including parents of vulnerable teens, teens experiencing significant life trauma, minority medical students and graduate students. I'm excited to see how their new online Feeling Management Course will widen their reach, and help numerous people lead healthier lives, and maintain healthier relationships and careers.
Dr. Flowers has used emotional competence teaching to empower medical students at UCSF, including myself years ago, to leverage their relationships, life experiences, and emotions for their success. Through Equilibrium Dynamics she and her team are reaching out to our community, especially underserved communities, to empower children, parents, students, and professionals in their relationships and careers. I'm always in awe at how much of an impact her teachings on emotional intelligence have on everyone who has the opportunity to complete her course.
It is a privilege to serve on the Board of EQD. The organization continues to provide an essential service providing both direct tuition to diverse groups, and courses with a strong curriculum for furthering the teaching of Emotional Competence.
I am excited to see the future development for using online and mobile technology to reach a wider audience for this much needed skill.
I have been a volunteer board members of this Equilibrium Dynamics for 8 years now and I am proud to be associated with the organization. Equilibrium Dynamics has made a real difference by both directly teaching youth and community members and by training professionals how to teach them as well. The goal of teaching emotional competence is a vital one in today's society. Equilibrium Dynamics accomplishes this goal with intelligence and humor. Definitely an organization to watch and support.