Raising Your EQ: The Power of Emotional Intelligence

Course Outcomes

This self-development course will:
* Introduce participants to the concept of emotional intelligence and the benefits of using it.
* Outline brain function as it relates to emotional intelligence.
* Familiarize participants with the five emotional intelligence competencies.

Available Formats

* One-Day Course

Course Overview

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage emotions. Those who understand emotional intelligence are more likely to avoid miscommunication, reach consensus, manage stress, and address conflicts effectively.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
* Explain the difference between EQ and IQ.
* Describe the four intelligence quadrants.
* Explain “amygdala hijacking”.
* Outline the five components of emotional intelligence.
* Recognize their emotional reactions to events.
* Apply techniques for reframing how they view events.
* Empathize with others.
* Use four criteria to manage relationships.
* Integrate emotional intelligence into their daily thinking.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

Emotional Intelligence:

Learning a Different “Smarts”
This interactive program kicks off with a discussion about emotional intelligence and how participant scan benefit from paying attention to their emotions and those of others. Working in teams the group will describe what they already know about the four quadrants of emotional intelligence and the actions emotionally intelligent people take to be self-aware, manage their reactions, understand social dynamics, and manage relationships.

One Person, Three Brains:

Understanding ,Thinking, Feeling, and Acting
Segment two of the seminar explores the physiology of the brain. Participants will discover how emotional responses can lead to behaviors they later regret if they don’t know how to manage what is happening.

Take Five:

Introducing Emotional Intelligence Competencies
Defining emotional intelligence identifies five competencies emotionally aware people.

possess: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and the ability to manage relationships. This course segment introduces each. During this part of the program participants will complete a style profile. The results from this assessment will help group members identify any natural strengths or possible challenges they may face when adopting behaviors


Naming that Feeling
During this part of the program, participants will review Robert Plutchik’s wheel of emotions. Next, they will consider several scenarios and how they would feel about each. Finally, group members will discuss how different emotions may lead to alternative behavior choices and dissimilar end results.


Looking Through Another Window
This segment addresses managing reactions to emotions. People who can “snap out of it” usually perform better than those who wallow in doom and gloom. During this part of the seminar, participants will explore self-talk, reframing, and how they to use these tools to manage their reactions to emotion.


Desiring to Improve
Emotionally mature people share several traits. They are committed to improving themselves and persevere in the face of adversity. This part of the program examines factors that drive people and the techniques participants can use to motivate themselves.

Social Awareness:

Paying Attention to the World Around
Emotionally Intelligent people are keenly aware of how others are feeling. During this course segment, participants will learn how to look for cues, ask questions for better understanding, and empathize with another person’s point of view.

Relationship Management:

Putting It Together
Armed with an understanding of the previous sections, in this part of the workshop participants will explore the four criteria they should consider as they manage their relationships with others: decisions, interactions, outcomes, needs.