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Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Emotional Intelligence Overview

    • History of Emotional Intelligence

    • Debunking Emotional Intelligence Myths: Heart vs. Head?

    • Debunking Emotional Intelligence Myths: Do You Have IT?

    • Debunking Emotional Intelligence Myths: Grit (Mental Toughness)?

    • Debunking Emotional Intelligence Myths: Common Sense?

    • The Five Dimensions of an Emotion

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    • Emotional Intelligence Overview

    • Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

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    • What Happens Inside Your Brain

    • The Secret to Achieving Balance

    • CAUTION: The Amygdala Hijack

    • Module Takeaways

    • Module Exercises

    • Reality Check: My Emotional Intelligence Skills

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    2. Self-Awareness

    • Self-Awareness Overview

    • Five Elements of Self-Awareness

    • How to Be an Emotion Scientist

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    • Emotion vs. Feeling vs. Mood

    • Decoding Bodily Sensations

    • Exercise: Decoding Your Bodily Sensations

    • Understanding Action Tendencies

    • Reality Check: My Coping Strategies

    • Labeling Emotions: How to Improve Emotional Literacy

    • Emotional Barriers and Stigmas

    • Unloading Your Emotional Labor

    • Real People, Real Examples: What Others Say about Their Emotions

    • Module Takeaways

    • Module Exercise Overview

    • Module Exercise

    • Real People, Real Examples: Emotion Gallery Walk

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    3. Self-Management

    • Self-Management Overview

    • Reframing "Bad" Emotions

    • Identifying Your Goals & Motivations

    • Reality Check: My Goals & Motivations

    • How Emotional Resilience Works

    • When You Get a Knock on the Door

    • Exercise: Growth Mindset for Emotions

    • Exercise: Rewiring Our Brain Challenge

    • What is Coping?

    • Coping Barriers and Exercise Overview

    • Reality Check: My Coping Barriers

    • Ways to Fill Up Your Coping Toolbox

    • Adaptive Coping Strategies

    • Module Takeaways

    • Module Exercise Overview

    • Module Exercise

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    4. Social Awareness

    • Interpersonal: Reflective Question

    • Social Awareness Overview

    • From Self-Awareness to Other-Awareness

    • Detecting Facial Expressions

    • Exercise: The Face Detective

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    • Deciphering Body Languages

    • Exercise: Active Listening

    • Decoding Verbal Cues

    • Generating Insights from Emotional Data

    • Reality Check: My Personality

    • Debrief: Your Big Five Personality

    • Understanding Your Social Awareness Goals

    • Uncovering Your Biases & Assumptions

    • Module Takeaways

    • Module Exercise Overview

    • Module Exercise

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    5. Relationships Skills

    • Relationship Management Overview

    • Elements of a Healthy Relationship

    • Giving and Receiving Feedback

    • Exercise: Feedforward

    • Conflict Resolution

    • Exercise: Establishing Your Relationship Norms

    • Exercise: Clarifying Needs

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    • Exercise: Goal Sharing

    • Exercise: Just Like Me

    • Power Mentorship

    • Exercise: Conducting an Informational Interview

    • My Take on Networking

    • What Is a Sense of Belonging

    • Reality Check: Diagnosing Your Sense of Belonging

    • Exercise: Understanding Your Boundaries

    • Module Takeaways

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    6. Putting It All Together

    • Module Overview

    • Uncovering Your Needs and Values

    • Reality Check: Your Needs and Values

    • My Personal Journey: How to Harness Your Emotion for Purpose and Resilience (Keynote)

    • Your Elevator Pitch

    • Exercise: The Brand of #Me

    • Conquering the Imposter Syndrome

    • Reality Check: Beware of the Joy Thief

    • Reality Check: Identifying Your Strengths

    • Module Exercise Overview

    • Module Exercise: Message to My Future Self

    • Real People, Real Examples #1: To My Future Self

    • Real People, Real Examples #2: To My Future Self

    • Real People, Real Examples #3: To My Past and Future Self

    • Real People, Real Examples #4: To My Past Self

    • End of the Course Message