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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership - 2 day version

The concept of emotional intelligence was first introduced by Salovey and Mayer in 1990 to describe a type of human intelligence that involves perceiving and managing emotions and using that knowledge to adapt to your environment. There are two main components to emotional intelligence: personal competence and social competence. The former is the ability to recognize your own emotions and control your response to a given situation. The latter involves being aware of others’ emotions so you can build stronger social and professional relationships.

People with high emotional intelligence are generally seen as leaders in a workplace context. Working with emotionally intelligent people tends to have a positive effect on employees’ psychological well-being and engagement.

This seminar will enable you to acquire and fine-tune skills related to emotional intelligence and easily integrate them into your professional life. Using an emotional skills assessment, participants will identify their strengths and areas for improvement in order to take their leadership to the next level.

Participants will receive the results of the following test as part of the course:



$1,695 + taxes


Two days - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Four half days - 9 a.m. to noon

Course given in French

On-site, Downtown
Hélène-Desmarais Building

October 4, 5, 2023
March 13, 14, 2024

November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2023
May 15, 22, 2024

This program is also offered in accelerated version and in 3 days version.

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  • Become more aware of the role and importance of emotions.
  • Acquire and develop emotional skills linked to effectiveness, namely emotional awareness, authenticity, decisiveness, self-control, adaptability, empathy, conflict management and influence.
  • Develop positive, lasting interpersonal relations.
  • Assert your leadership to promote a healthy workplace and drive your team’s performance.

Is this for you?

  • Professionals
  • Managers

Special features

  • Gain a better understanding of your co-workers’ behaviours and take your leadership to new heights.
  • Put your newly acquired skills to use right away within your organization.


Estelle M. Morin
Estelle M. Morin
MPs, PhD (Psychology), ESCI and MSCEIT accreditation
Professor, HEC Montréal

What You Need to Know to Develop Emotional Intelligence

1. Emotional intelligence: Key concepts

  • Intelligence, emotions and emotional intelligence
  • Adapting successfully: Emotions and stress
  • Emotional skills and leadership

2. Emotional intelligence: Developing emotional skills

  • Identifying and expressing emotions to make relationships stronger and healthier
  • Harnessing emotions to enhance performance
  • Understanding emotions to facilitate adaptation and balance
  • Managing emotions for better project outcomes

Self-assessment: Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

Personal intelligence

3. Self-management

  • Getting to know yourself (better) and learning your emotional response patterns
  • Self-awareness and introspection
  • Developing self-awareness: SIRES
  • Self-management: Self-control and optimism
  • Striking a balance: Adaptability and assertiveness

Social intelligence

4. Managing professional relationships

  • Listening to understand and find common ground: The importance of empathy
  • Understanding organizations: Recognizing power dynamics and relationships of influence
  • Fostering collaboration and team spirit
  • Exercising influence and leadership

Through practical and reflection exercises along with real-life case studies, participants will have the opportunity to hone the skills necessary for managing their emotional intelligence and improving their professional interactions. They will return to their jobs ready to put their new skills to work building positive relationships and contributing to team performance and well-being in the workplace.

  • Case studies
  • Role-playing activities
  • Simulations
  • Self-description questionnaire
  • Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

This program is not intended for individuals seeking to resolve personal issues, as its content and focus are educational rather than therapeutic.

For more information about this program

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Émilie Mazet
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