Emory Executive Education

Effective Growth Through Emotional Intelligence



The focus of this professional development program on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is to learn to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. A higher EQ helps individuals to communicate better, reduce their anxiety and stress, defuse conflicts, improve relationships, empathize with others, and effectively overcome life’s challenges. Shifting to a virtual world requires more attunement, connection, utilization of different tools and skills, where picking up on queues is a necessity. This program will enable you to do just that. This is a foundation course for the Roberto C. Goizueta Leadership Certificate and applies to the Certificate of Excellence in Business.
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  • Ideal For

    Executives and mid- to upper-level managers, who are focused on improving their leadership and emotional intelligence skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.
  • Outcomes

    Become an emotionally mature leader with a fuller understanding yourself and others by assess your emotional intelligence to understand your strengths and opportunities to grow.
  • Environment

    A space where you can take the time to reflect and examine your decisions and how they can enable you to lead a life determined by your conscious intentions rather than circumstances alone.

Emotional Intelligence 6 Competency Measures

Your ability to know and manage your “inner self”

How you face the world and express your emotions

Ability to be flexible, tolerate stress, and control impulses

People skills and the ability to influence others

Using emotions in the best way to solve problems and make optimal choices

Understand the “emotionally intelligent brain” and how neuroscience lends insight to understand leadership behaviors.

Develop Your EQ

Develop your EQ to profoundly affect your choices by creating options you may not have otherwise imagined or considered to be possibilities.
Professional Development Goals

Learning Objectives

Professional Development Goals
  • Self Awareness

    Measurably increase self-awareness and social awareness and develop more effective self-management and relationship management skills.
  • Effective Communication

    Become more effective communicating with clients, colleagues at all levels in the organization, and prospective clients and future colleagues.
  • Authentic Relationships

    Learn and develop (through practice) capacity for staying in relationship (collegial, client/professional, prospective clients and colleagues) with authenticity and integrity.
  • Organizational Influence

    Develop strategies and tactics for influencing the organizational culture to foster authentic data flow (communications) among members of the organization.
  • Conscious Choices

    Develop and hone skills for tempering the neural limbic system (“fight or flight” response) to replace impulsive and automatic response patterns with conscious choice patterns.
  • Challenge Acceptance

    Appreciate that significant challenges and attendant anxiety in our lives are the source of our growth. Avoiding anxiety creates stress.

Expert Faculty

Karl  Kuhnert
Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management

Karl Kuhnert, PhD

Karl Kuhnert has built a career centered on effectively growing executive talent. He’s an expert in the areas of leadership development and assessment, decision-making, artificial intelligence, organizational change and development, and survey design and evaluation. One distinguishing facet of Karl’s courses is the concept of maturity. His approach eclipses typical coursework by accelerating leaders’ maturation in how they see themselves and those around them, thereby
enabling them to influence others and become better leaders.

Gain Crucial Insights

Enhance a crucial leadership skillset that is necessary to thrive and succeed in today’s environment and throughout your career.

Special Pricing

*Emory Executive Education offers special pricing for select constituents:
o Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
o Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
o Government and Non-Profit
o Veterans
o Group/Multiple
o Custom Clients

Please contact us for more information about our special pricing or to receive your code before you register.

We also offer flexible payment options through Emory Alliance Credit Union. Emory Alliance Credit Union has created an unsecured line of credit for Emory Executive Education participants to assist with the cost of courses:
o Minimum amount: $1,000; maximum amount: $15,000
o 12 months interest only—the balance on the 13th month will be amortized over 36 months
o Interest rate is prime + 4%*
o A monthly billing notice will be mailed to you
o Credit Union membership is required

For more information, call 404-329-6415 (Option 3), or visit emoryacu.com to find a branch near you.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Tammie Long, to learn more about this course and discover how Emory Executive Education can meet your continuing education needs and professional development goals.