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Emotional Intelligence: Introduction

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:



 $995 + taxes


Two half days - 9 a.m. to noon

Course given in French

Offered online
September 20, 21, 2023
February 21, 22, 2024

This program is also offered in 3 days version or in 2 days version.

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Gain a clearer understanding of key concepts related to the emotional skills vital to workplace performance. These include emotional awareness, authenticity, assertiveness, self-control, adaptability, empathy, conflict management and influence.

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

Emotional intelligence: Key concepts

  • Intelligence, emotions and emotional intelligence
  • Emotions and stress levels: Successful adaptation
  • Interplay between emotional skills and leadership
  • Exercise: Leadership Attitudes and Behaviours

Emotional intelligence: Developing emotional skills

  • Identify and express emotions to build stronger and healthier relationships
  • Harness emotions to enhance performance
  • Understand emotions to facilitate adaptation and balance
  • Manage emotions for better project outcomes

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

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

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