9 Class Hours

Instructor: Jim Lopresti

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy.” Aristotle

Emotion is present in life every day, everywhere. Emotion is energy. Learning to harness this energy and to use it to impact the rational side of business in a positive way is a great untapped resource in most organizations. The term emotional intelligence refers to identified psychological domains that enable people to understand and manage their emotions. This concept has gained tremendous popularity in organizations in recent years because a good deal of research emphasizes the link between emotional and social competence and a person’s effectiveness as a leader, manager, employee and, quite simply, a member of the human race.

This seminar will focus on defining the four essential domains of the emotionally intelligent individual – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management. The first two domains, the personal, determine how well we manage ourselves. The second two domains, the interpersonal, dictate how well we recognize and manage the emotions of others. We will define and explore the core competencies associated with these domains, such as; transparency, accurate self-assessment, self-confidence, self-management, adaptability, empathy, curiosity, and initiative. Finally, we will also focus on effective relationship management within the context of organizational diversity – generational, cultural, gender, and ethnicity. The workshop is designed to apply emotional intelligence concepts through exercises, mini-case studies, and short videos, while exploring the core fundamental skills critical to your success as both individual contributors and as leaders/managers of others.

Session Objectives:

  • Learn personal mastery through emotional intelligence skills development
  • Learn interpersonal mastery through social intelligence skills development
  • Understand how emotions affect performance and how others perceive us
  • Recognize how emotions impact productivity and quality output
  • Apply practical tools of emotional/social intelligence theory for personal and professional growth


Annual School Session 

Second Year Elective Course

Competency: Leadership & Culture