Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

So why is EQ-i important? It's all about self-awareness and self-management. Research shows that people with a higher EQ-i find more success in their work and personal lives. These are individuals who "pick up" on the emotions of others and use that awareness to better manage their interactions with others, resulting in more positive outcomes.

In this session, you will begin to understand what emotions you are feeling and why, manage your responses to them, recognize what emotions others are feeling, and respond to them effectively.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Identify the benefits of having higher emotional intelligence
  • Define self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy
  • Identify areas of growth via the EQ-i 2.0 assessment
  • Possess the skills required to increase your emotional intelligence
  • Implement these concepts and techniques in the workplace

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Course Information

 Time Requirement

There are two time frames that the course is available; 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Participants must take the EQi-2.0 assessment provided and complete consent prior to the workshop. 

 Cost to Participants

$115 per participant. Fee is non-refundable once assessment has been completed.


Your workshop facilitators are Karen Lathrop, Julie Hlas, and Alison DePenning.


Not Affiliated with ISU?

Our primary responsibility is to serve Extension and Outreach colleagues. As part of our organization’s mission to serve all Iowans, many of our programs, opportunities, and resources are available to others.

If you have questions or are interested in a particular program, reach out to that program’s contact or to Brenda Allen, Professional Development Manager.


Incorporates the following competencies: Communication, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Supervision, Interpersonal Relationships, and Intrapersonal Relationships.