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Emotional Intelligence Training Programs

Improving one's emotional intelligence helps develop empathy (for yourself and others), defuse conflicts, and increase resilience to stressful situations.

EQ 1: Developing Emotional Intelligence

by Kari Knutson, MA

The term “emotional intelligence” (often abbreviated as EQ for “emotional quotient”) is part of our popular culture. It’s the rare person who hasn’t heard the term and even thrown it around in casual conversation. But do you really know what it means and how to use it?

Emotional Intelligence isn’t one thing; it’s a culmination of ideas. EQ means cultivating the ability to: perceive, evaluate, manage and control emotions, cope with life’s inevitable ups and downs, read and appropriately respond to the social cues of others, delay gratification, and control impulses. That is a tall order and also a very powerful concept!

This presentation explains exactly what EQ is in an easy-to-remember format with ready-to-go takeaways that participants can start using immediately. It will show them how EQ can go from being a buzzword to something tangible that can have a huge impact on their personal and professional success and on your organization’s bottom line.

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EQ 2: Emotional Intelligence in Action

by Kari Knutson, MA

Once participants have completed EQ 1 and have learned the main concepts of EQ (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and relationship skills), they are ready to dive deeper. In EQ 2 participants will learn strategies for developing their emotional intelligence and how to apply it to their lives in authentic ways.

This session will cover numerous strategies for developing EQ that are easy to understand and that can be quickly integrated into daily life.

Understanding and strengthening your EQ can help you authentically share your gifts with the world, have more meaningful relationships, and live your life in a more purposeful, and conscious way. This presentation will give you the strategies to put EQ into action!

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EQ 3: Applied Emotional Intelligence

by Kari Knutson, MA

EQ level 3 is all about taking the next steps to understand how participants can use Emotional Intelligence to share their gifts with the world to truly make an impact.

This interactive and personalized session will bring all the ideas and theories from the first two EQ sessions together. It will show participants how EQ can be actualized to help them express their best selves. They will learn how cultivating their own special gifts and unique skill sets and then acting on them can have a tremendous impact on their personal and professional success in life.

This session utilizes hands-on exercises related to multiple intelligences, mindset, and leadership theories to help participants not only process the ideas behind EQ but also to personalize them. It is meant not as an ending, but a springboard to what is possible when they know what EQ is, understand how to cultivate it, and become ready to share it in a big way!

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The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

by David D. Knapp, PhD

Most people agree that you have to be smart to be successful. However, research strongly indicates that traditional intelligence – as measured by IQ – is not enough. In fact, one’s success often is determined by his or her ability to engage and demonstrate emotionally intelligent (EI) behaviors. To that end, this course is designed to help participants build this critical skill through a highly interactive format that allows for immediate content application.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between cognitive intelligence (IQ) and emotional
  • Leverage their individual EI strengths, while compensating for their individual EI weaknesses, as identified by the Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0 Leadership assessment
  • Engage in more effective EI behaviors when dealing with others
  • Apply relevant EI concepts in four critical leadership dimensions: Authenticity, Coaching, Insight, and Innovation
  • Display appropriate EI behaviors during times of conflict
  • Help develop more effective EI behaviors in their direct reports

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What’s EQ Got to Do With It? The Intersection of Emotional Intelligence and Authentic Leadership

by Kari Knutson, MA

Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ for Emotional Quotient) is a powerful tool that can positively impact how you engage and respond to the world around you. Developing your emotional intelligence can help you build resilience, improve relationships, increase productivity, communicate more effectively, and have better outcomes for mental and physical health. The principles behind EQ are so far-reaching because they attempt to help us not only understand human behavior but also recognize our human potential.

Employees that have strong leadership skills, regardless of position, can have a profound effect on organizational goals and outcomes. Cultivating leadership skills can help people collaborate more effectively, adapt to a variety of situations, and build the kind of lasting trust that goes a long way in creating a safe, positive, engaging, and productive work environment.

There is a natural and powerful connection between emotional intelligence and leadership. In this engaging presentation, we discuss the intersection of these two important concepts. Participants learn what is possible when they utilize their knowledge of emotional intelligence to enhance their leadership skills and they will see how thoughtful, authentic leadership can improve outcomes not only for your organization but especially for the people that you serve.

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Yes! You Can Build Emotional Intelligence

by Tara Powers, MS

When you think of an outstanding leader, what comes to mind? Someone who always keeps their cool and never lets their temper get out of control? Or maybe it’s someone you trusted implicitly who listened, valued input and was an exceptional coach.

These are the attributes of someone with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EI). Research shows a strong correlation between success at work and a well-developed emotional intelligence. EI is widely recognized as a key factor in professional—as well as personal—success.

This emotional intelligence training workshop will teach you how to understand and master your responses or reactions to a variety of situations, including the following:

  • Discover the key aspects of emotional intelligence
  • Recognize the behaviors and characteristics of emotionally intelligent people
  • Identify areas where you can apply emotional intelligence
  • Evaluate your own emotional strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Generate action steps for improving emotional and social abilities

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