Emotional Intelligence for the 21st Century


INSTRUCTOR: Amber Webber



Course Description

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize and use emotional information. EQ skills can account for as much as 90% of what sets high performers apart from their peers at work. EQ helps us tune into the needs of others, build trust, make wise decisions, and enhance our own well-being. In this course, we will examine fifteen crucial EQ skill areas, discuss the how ability to recognize and use emotional data can influence work, communication, interpersonal relationships, decisions, and stress management, and consider how your EQ skills can be leveraged and continually developed for life.

Your mission in this course will be to navigate a series of quests, challenges, and discussions to explore the world of emotional intelligence. As with other video games, the quests in this gamified course will help you build skills, gain experience, learn background context, and collect new EQ insights to enrich your own personal storyline.

This course draws information from a variety of disciplines linked to emotional intelligence research including psychology, management and leadership, adult education and workforce development, and other areas to facilitate the exploration and development of EQ competencies for career/academic success and lifelong learning.