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

July 25th

Authenticity and Affirmation

Azalea Coast Room, Fisher University Union

12:00-1:00pm

Join us for our special Summer Sessions! This session will explore what it means to practice authentic leadership through the use of affirmation.

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July 29th

Developing Relationships and Connections

Azalea Coast Room, Fisher University Union

12:00-1:00pm

Practicing leadership includes making new connections and developing strong, authentic relationships. Join us for discussion on best practices in this area!

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July 30th

Assessing the Environment

Topsail Island Room, Fisher Student Center

12:00-1:00pm

Ever heard of the phrase "reading the room." This is an essential skill of assessing the environment. Join us for discussion on more skills related to assessing the environment in leadership.

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September 10th

EIL's Ten Truths of Leadership

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

Indeed there isn't one way to practice leadership. We all must determine what leadership means to us and what guides our practice. There is, however, ten specific guideposts of leadership according to leadership through the emotional intelligence context. Join us as we explore these ten truths!

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September 24th

Practicing Realistic Optimism and Inspiring Others

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

Practicing optimism and working to inspire others are useful tools in our leadership tool box. But what are the limitations to these tools? How do we use these skills realistically and to the benefit of others? Join us as we explore this and more in this second workshop of the fall series. 

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October 1st

Analyzing the Movement: Facilitating Social Change

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

What makes a social movement successful? What are the steps, components, and action items inherent in change? How can you start, or contribute to matters of social change that are important to you? These questions and many more are natural in the process of inspiring change. This session is inspired by Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, who will be visiting campus for a Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, September 24th!

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Read more about Tarana's Lecture here.

October 15th

Mentoring and Coaching Others

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

Many of us leave mentoring and coaching to those who are "good" at it. We may not see ourselves as mentors and coaches to friends, coworkers, peers, and those we're leading. Indeed there is a role for all of us to play as mentors and coaches. But what are the differences? What are actionable steps we can take as mentors and coaches? Join us to discover more!

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November 5th

Integrating Strengths and Emotional Intelligence

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

Where do our inherent talents and skills in emotional intelligence intersect? Can your natural talents influence your EIL abilities? This session explores "strengths" through the lens of StrengthsFinder, a tool for leadership and another OSLE workshop. Prior participation in StrengthsFinder is not required, but encouraged. 

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November 19th

Navigating Stress in Leadership

Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center 2011

5:00-6:30pm

Stressors in life are inevitable. Stressors in our leadership practice is also inevitable. What are those stressors for you and how do you navigate them? Sometimes labeling the type of stress is your leadership practice can be helpful. Join us to reflect on your stressors and ways to navigate this stress. 

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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. Many of these facilitations are offered by the Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council. Email Erin Williamson at williamsone@uncw.edu 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!

StrengthsFinder

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.