Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (EIL) 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.

EIL explores 19 specific capacities that aid in practicing successful leadership, and we explore these in our series. These capacities are:

  • Emotional Self-Perception: Identifying emotions and their influence on behavior
  • Emotional Self-Control: Consciously moderating emotions
  • Authenticity: Being transparent and trustworthy
  • Healthy Self-Esteem: Having a balanced sense of self
  • Flexibility: Being open and adaptive to change
  • Optimism: Having a positive outlook
  • Initiative: Taking action
  • Achievement: Striving for excellence
  • Displaying Empathy: Being emotionally in tune with others
  • Inspiring Others: Energizing individuals and groups
  • Coaching Others: Enhancing the skills and abilities of others
  • Capitalizing on Difference: Benefiting from multiple perspectives
  • Developing Relationships: Building a network of trusting relationships
  • Building Teams: Working with others to accomplish a shared purpose
  • Demonstrating Citizenship: Fulfilling responsibilities to the group
  • Managing Conflict: Identifying and resolving conflict
  • Facilitating Change: Working toward new directions
  • Analyzing the Group: Interpreting group dynamics
  • Assessing the Environment: Interpreting external forces and trends

 Earn Your Certificate
OSLE offers recognition to students working on developing their Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. Continued participation in our open sessions below, or any EIL-related workshops requested by their organization or department count towards this certificate. At each level, participants complete a short reflection in order to earn their certificate. Continued participation earns higher levels of recognition. Participation can span over many semesters, certificates are not restricted to being earned in a single semester.

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

Workshop Dates

Join us for our Fall 2021 Series!

Last year OSLE began focusing our Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Workshop series around social justice. Each workshop will provide an engaging, virtual, experience exploring Emotionally Intelligent Leadership related to social justice. We'll relate topics within EIL to your skills as an ally to social justice, exploring topics like racial bias, gender identity, stereotypes, intersectionality, and more. 

Series Dates and Topics 
Workshop topics, dates, times, and locations for upcoming EIL series

Introduction to Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Consciousness of Context

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Location: McNeil Hall 1051

5:00-6:00pm

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Taking Initiative and Practicing Achievement

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

Location: Masonboro Island Room (FSC 2011)

5:00-6:00pm

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Emotional Self-Perception and Emotional Self-Control

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Location: Masonboro Island Room (FSC 2011)

5:00-6:00pm

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Optimism and Healthy Self-Esteem

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Location: Masonboro Island Room (FSC 2011)

5:00-6:00pm

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Topic To Be Announced!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Location: Masonboro Island Room (FSC 2011)

5:00-6:00pm

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Interested in a custom workshop related to Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for your classroom or group? Request a workshop here