9 Class Hours

Instructor: Jim Lopresti

As humans, we are wired to notice and pay close attention to the person or people in the room with the most power. It’s a survival skill, and it happens in all social contexts—particularly organizations. A leader’s actions and behaviors matter. Similarly, a leader’s emotions set the tone for the entire team or organization, which has a direct impact on group performance. Social/Emotional Intelligence Application is designed to put to practice the core fundamental skills critical to your success as both individual contributors and as leaders/managers of others.  This course is built on the foundation of emotional/social intelligence and the key leadership skills and competencies that emerge as one builds one’s character by focusing on improving his or her self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management skills.

Course Objectives:

  • Relate the application of emotional and social intelligence to higher performance, both personally and professionally.
  • Challenge leaders to evaluate their emotional/social intelligence proficiencies through practical application in four critical areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
  • Prepare leaders to mobilize people around a compelling vision through influence rather than by exercising authority.

Day 1 – Self-Awareness – Short review of self-awareness competency. 1 brief case study. 2 short group exercises

Day 2 – Self-Management – Short review of self-management competency. 1 brief case study. 2 short group exercises

Day 3 – Social Awareness – Short review of social-awareness competency. 1 brief case study. 2 short group exercises

Day 4 – Relationship Management – Short review of relationship management competency. 1 brief case study. 2 short group exercises

Day 5 – Overview of resilience. 1 case study. 3 brief exercises.

Participants will keep a amygdala hijack chronicle

Annual School Session 

Second Year Core Course

Leadership & Human Resources Track