Let’s Get Emotional: Emotions & Emotional Intelligence!

Effective leaders have high self-awareness and emotional intelligence. This course will help you understand emotions - our secondary and overlooked intelligence system - and emotional intelligence. Build your emotional vocabulary and emotional intelligence.


What You Will Learn

  • Build your emotional vocabulary
  • Understand emotional intelligence
  • Know how to build your emotional intelligence
  • Understand the business case for emotional intelligence at work
  • Understand the role of emotions at work
  • Know the emotional characteristics of high performance teams
  • Set SMART goals for development of emotional intelligence
  • Where to learn the skills needing further development

About This Course

Emotional intelligence is expected to be the most in-demand power skill in workplaces across sectors and industries by 2024. Are you prepared?

This certificate offers an extraordinary opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself to assess your current level of soft skills, clearly define your core self, and build soft skills which are essential to professional, not to mention life, success.

If you aren’t sure or just want to brush up on this critical skill, this course is for you. Employers are Emotional intelligence is a core power skill for the workplace. Emotions are an essential secondary intelligence system.

As a learned skill, emotional intelligence can be measured, increased and deployed with education and practice. Central to emotional intelligence is a strong vocabulary of emotions.

This course covers the following topics:

What are emotions
Why are emotions important:
assess current situations
inform our actions
Building your emotional vocabulary
Understanding & managing from context to trigger to action
What is emotional intelligence
Business case for emotional intelligence
How to build emotional intelligence
How to apply emotional intelligence at work

Immediately useful takeaways from this course include:

Understanding the value of emotions
Building your emotional vocabulary
Understanding & managing the link between trigger, emotion and action
Understanding the purpose of positive and negative emotions
Understanding how emotions impact work performance
Understanding of emotional intelligence models
Learning how to build each element of emotional intelligence
Understanding the business case for emotional intelligence at work

Verified learners who access the Power Lab may take a validated, benchmarked self-assessment of emotional intelligence and receive their individualized report including suggestions to build increased emotional intelligence.

From these assessments, verified learners can

Identify their current strengths and opportunities for growth
Set goals for personal development
Learn key practices for how to move from goal to action

This course provides both new ideas and practical applications you can use immediately. You’ll learn how understanding and building your level of emotional intelligence will make you an in-demand recruit or a highly promising candidate for promotion.

At A Glance

  • Expert Instruction Build Skills
  • Self-Paced Progress at your own speed
  • 5 Weeks 2-3 hours per week
  • Free or $199.00 For the full program experience Discounted to $179.10 when you purchase the full Re-Imagining Leadership Professional Certificate Program.
  • 10 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Earn PDUs toward your Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Mangement Professional (PMP) certification

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Your Instructor

Jocelyn S. Davis

Professor Davis is an innovative educator whose specialty lies in educating students in Managing Project Teams and Evolving as Project Leader. She is the sole instructor and creator of the Re-Imaging Leadership Professional Certificate on edX.


Week 1
  • What are emotions
  • Why you need a big emotional vocabulary
  • What is emotional intelligence
  • Why emotional intelligence matters (personally and professionally)
  • Assessing
  • Emotional awareness
  • Emotional vocabulary
  • Emotional intelligence
Week 2
What are Emotions?
  • What are emotions?
  • Why do they matter? (positive and negative)
  • How big is your emotional vocabulary?
  • How do emotions drive action?
  • Don’t Leave Home without It: Secondary Intelligence System
  • The Big Ideas & Segue to What is Emotional Intelligence
Week 3
What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Understanding the EI model
  • How to build emotional recognition skills?
  • The Big Ideas
Week 4
Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
  • What is the personal case for building emotional intelligence?
  • What is the business case for building emotional intelligence?
  • What does the future hold?
  • How to Build Emotional Intelligence
  • Quick Refresh on Emotions, Emotional Vocabulary & Emotional Intelligence
  • A Primer on Building Emotional Vocabulary
  • A Primer on Building Emotional Intelligence
  • The Big Ideas

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