Emotional Intelligence Development for Professionals

2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Emotional Intelligence for Aspiring Leaders

The World Economic Forum, in its Future of Jobs Report 2018 named Emotional Intelligence as the number 6 of the top 10 job skills required for jobs through 2020. This course is intended for those aspiring or in a leadership role. Students will explore the emotional side of leading - themselves, others, and organizations. Topics explored include authenticity and integrity, vulnerability, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, personal change management, and gratitude.

Through a practical learning scope, students will apply the topics and tools to their lives throughout the course. Applications will include taking an emotional intelligence assessment and crafting a goal-oriented action plan to continue to develop, mapping out your personal values to understand how you show up and interact with yourself and the world, and exploring rituals you can engage in to connect to where you are to where you want to go.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to those seeking to enhance their professional portfolio, new to seasoned professionals, aspiring leaders, and those who are interested in improving interpersonal and team-based communication skills in a business setting can benefit from this course.

Course Materials: All required materials are listed below and available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore. Additional course materials to be shared via Dropbox.



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What You Will Learn

  • Determine your emotional intelligence strengths and opportunities to integrate your emotional awareness and management more deeply
  • Identify guiding values and how they impact the authenticity and integrity you bring to work and life
  • Gain clarity on what vulnerability looks, sounds, and feels like on a self and others level of leadership
  • Integrate emotional intelligence to day to day critical thinking
  • Learn about and decide on a ritual you can establish to carry out the emotional work of leadership past the course


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.