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

Join us for our Virtual Summer 2020 Series! All sessions take place on the Thursdays listed below from 1-2pm.

An Extra Dose of Strength: Everything You Need to Hear During COVID-19

Looking Ahead: Achieving and Maintaining Optimism

June 4th, 2020

Location: Zoom

1:00 - 2:00pm

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Optimism is something that is hard to achieve, especially during COVID-19. However, there are ways that we can learn and adapt to be optimistic emotionally intelligent leaders in the workplace and in the classroom during this time. Build resilience and spread optimism with us in this session!

Being Open and Adaptive: Flexibility in an Era of Change

June 25th, 2020

Location: Zoom

1:00 - 2:00pm

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Learn how to navigate impending challenges that coincide with changing situations. Flexible leaders remain rooted in their values but adapt to the needs of those around them. Explore your own ability to be flexible before practicing it with others.

It's Not All About You: Effectively Inspiring Others

July 9th, 2020

Location: Zoom

1:00 - 2:00pm

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Learn how to support and energize others intentionally. Fun fact - you don't have to be charismatic to inspire others. In this session, learn what your inspiration approach is and how you can infuse enthusiasm into your environment. 

Think Bigger... Be Bigger: Demonstrating Citizenship in Your Communities

July 23rd, 2020

Location: Zoom

1:00 - 2:00pm

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We all play a part in the leadership equation - join us to discover yours. At UNCW we are a part of something much bigger than just the campus. Become well-versed in how your active citizenship impacts your neighbors. 

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 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.