Career Workshop speaker

Janice Brooks

Transformative Synergy: Enhancing your Emotional and Social Intelligence

The ability to control, navigate, and shift our emotional and social communication patterns is vital in an era of ever-increasing diversity across the globe.

Understanding the importance of—and developing Emotional and Social Intelligence proficiency—creates new levels of peak performance for individuals, teams, and organizations.

This lively, interactive workshop moves participants through a series of exercises to examine your personal communication style, coupled with explorations to develop more dynamic and synergistic competencies, resulting in an enhanced ability to understand others.


Janice Brooks is a community building consultant, journalist, professional speaker, actor, storyteller, and poet. She facilitates and helps execute dynamic discussions and strategic plans.

Brooks is known for her keen cultural, political, and social commentary. She is a business and social entrepreneur with a motivating passion for creating and supporting transformational experiences. Currently she works part-time as a community hospice chaplain.

For over a decade, Brooks was a columnist covering Southern Utah’s social, artistic, and cultural scene for several publications. She is the creator and curator of The Literary Café Utah, an informal community literature and musical gathering salon and she is the founder and convener of Seeds of Synergy, a nonpartisan and nonsectarian community conversation series.  

Throughout her career she has served on more than 30 community/civic Boards. She currently services as the chair-elect of the Utah Humanities Council and is a governing board member for Intermountain Healthcare Dixie Regional Medical Center.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She maintained a “Q”-top secret clearance and was a Security Specialist for the Department of Energy for nine years. She has freelanced as a Public Affairs and Governmental Affairs Liaison for several public and private companies.

Brooks was appointed and served six years (two as Vice-Chairman) for the Clark County Housing Authority. She has served as Chairman of the Commissioners Committee for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). For her dedication and service to the Las Vegas community, “Janice Brooks Bay,” a 100-unit affordable housing development, was named in her honor.

She lives in the majestic red mountain of Ivins, Utah.

Career Workshops

Thursday, March 26

Session I
9:30–10:30 a.m.

Session II
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.