Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Workshop Series

What is Emotionally Intelligent Leadership?

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (EIL) is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating others, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. This series explores various skills and practices related to EIL. Participants of this series will develop their EIL skills and apply those skills to their leadership practice.

Workshop content cultivated from the 2nd edition of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students.

Earn Your Certificate
 Participants completing this series are eligible for a certificate of completion. Continued participation and reflection earns higher levels of recognition.

Platinum Level (20 workshops)
Gold Level (15 workshops)
Silver Level (10 workshops)
Bronze Level (5 workshops)
Workshop Dates

Inspiring Others

January 24th- 4-5:30pm  Commercial Realty, FSC 1023

Inspiration occurs when people are excited about a better future. Emotionally intelligent leaders foster feelings of enthusiasm and commitment to mission, vision, and goals. How do you inspire others?

Building Teams

February 7th - 4-5:30pm  Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC 2017 (*NEW ROOM)

Building teams is about effective communicating, creating a shared purpose, and clarifying roles to get results. Emotionally intelligent leaders foster group cohesion and develop a sense of "we."

Managing Conflict

February 21st - 4-5:30pm        Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC 2017 (*NEW ROOM)

Managing conflict is about working through differences to facilitate the group process. Emotionally intelligent leaders skillfully and confidently address conflicts to find the best solution. Join us to explore these important skills.

Coaching and Mentoring Others

February 28th - 4-5:30pm      Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC 2017 (*NEW ROOM)

What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? Can you be a coach or mentor to your peers. The answer is yes, and emotional intelligence plays a large role. Come explore this with us!

Cultivating Resiliency

March 14th - 4-5:30pm            Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC 2017 (*NEW ROOM)

Leadership and life present never-ending challenges. How do you navigate those challenges to set a positive tone, foster hope, and generate energy? Join us to discover more! 

Authentic Leadership

April 4th - 4-5:30pm            Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC 2017 (*NEW ROOM)

Emotionally Intelligent leaders live their values and present themselves and their motives in an open and honest manner. Come explore your most authentic leadership with us!

Other Workshops

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement also offers a few leadership workshops by request. These workshops are ideal for academic classes, faculty and staff teams, and student organizations. We can also customize an experience based on the request. Email Erin Williamson at to submit your request (with the exception of StrengthsFinder requests). Please submit your request at least two weeks before desired presentation date. 

Defining Leadership

This workshop dives into the definition and different approaches to leadership. Participants will explore personal definitions, the historical development of the practice of leadership, and contemporary views on leadership development. This workshop is perfect for introductory conversations about leadership.

Civically Engaged Leadership

What role does service play in leadership? This workshop explores the role of community and citizenship within the context of leadership and the greater good. This workshop can also include an overview of the services provided by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, if desired.

Moving From Me to We

Leadership cannot occur in a vacuum. Partnerships, allies, and communities are necessary groups to facilitate positive change. This workshop uses a popular and easy to understand leadership assessment to bridge the individual and group. Perfect for student organizations and faculty and/or staff teams!


The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths. We offer a facilitated experience for beginners and advanced users of StrengthsFinder. In addition to requests for facilitation of StrengthsFinder, we offer two open sessions per semester open to any students, staff, or faculty member. Read more about those sessions and how to request a StrengthsFinder workshop here.