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Emotional Intelligence

This hands-on workshop will complement what you are learning in your department, preparing you to use the skills of emotional intelligence in your career and life. This is NOT a "self-help" course. It is intended for those who realize there is always more to learn around important, complex topics and that emotional intelligence is as crucial in the workplace as the more traditional forms of intelligence that are emphasized in academic life.

Many lectures will include guided practice in aspects of emotional intelligence such as stress management, communication skill building and enhancing positive emotion. These experiences are designed to enhance each participant's abilities to better deal with academic, career, and life issues.

We welcome graduate students from all disciplines who want to cross the boundaries between psychology and neuropsychology, business and human values, and are open to exploring ways of thinking that emphasize honest reflection, openness to experience and self-awareness. Through a series of hands-on exercises, a range of assessments and lectures about aspects of emotional competence and success, participants can broaden their vision of success and what satisfies them.

Topics will include:

  • What is emotional intelligence
  • What research says about the value of emotional intelligence
  • How emotional intelligence can be taught
  • Assessing emotional intelligence
  • Enhancing our own emotional intelligence
  • Recognizing our strengths and weaknesses
  • Designing programs that teach emotional intelligence
  • Why emotional intelligence is as important as IQ for success
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Registration Process

Participation in all three sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

If selected, participants will be required to submit a $50 deposit check made out to Stanford University.  Participants' checks will be returned upon successful completion of all sessions. Instructions for submitting the deposit will be included with the notification information.

Open to all current Stanford graduate students; space is limited.

Application is closed.



Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects
Associate Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology