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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

2,700 people have boosted their EQ with us!

Emotional intelligence is a facet of human intelligence that shapes your ability to adapt to life events, based on the information conveyed through both your own emotions and the emotions of the people around you. The concept was originally put forward by Salovey and Mayer in 1990 to describe two types of intelligence that Gardner had already identified, namely intrapersonal intelligence, or the ability to know and manage your emotions, and interpersonal intelligence, the capacity to be sensitive to and interact effectively with others. Goleman’s seminal book on the topic, Emotional Intelligence, published in 1995, legitimized emotional input on the job and recognized the importance of emotions in enhancing quality of life in the workplace. Emotional intelligence is indisputably a plus in the business world. Those with a high EQ are generally looked on as a having strong leadership qualities.

This seminar will enable you to acquire and fine-tune skills related to emotional intelligence and easily integrate them into your professional life. It will also empower you to develop positive work-related relationships and exercise your leadership.


$2,095 + taxes


Three days – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

Offered online
April 21, 22, 23, 2021

Offered at HEC Montréal or online
May 26, 27, 28, 2021

The course will be a blend of in-person and online content OR fully online if the circumstances require it.

This program is also offered in accelerated version and in 2 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.

"This seminar has been a huge help to me personally. It has cleared up a number of aspects of human psychology. Several tools are provided to deal with and understand various types of behaviour in conflict situations."

Nancy Rancourt, Director, Member Services and Operations, RISQ

"Excellent course. Lots of interesting new things to add to our managerial toolbox."

Denis Meunier, Project Manager, WSP


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

Module 1.  Core concepts of emotional intelligence

  • Intelligence, emotions and emotional intelligence
  • Adapting effectively: Emotions and stress
  • Emotional skills: Self-management and relationship management

Module 2.  Personality and emotional intelligence: Personality theory

  • Psychological types: Recognizing the differences between various team members
  • Emotional competencies and psychological functions  
  • Leveraging individual differences and stimulating cooperation

Module 3.  Self-awareness: Authenticity and self-affirmation

  • Self-image and self-presentation
  • Self-knowledge and self-recognition; identification of emotional patterns
  • Authenticity and professional roles
  • Self-assertion

Module 4.  Self-management: Self-control and adaptability

  • Self-control
  • Adaptability
  • Developing self-management skills

Module 5.  Empathy: Sensitivity to others

  • Attitudes underlying positive human relations
  • Sensitivity and empathy
  •  Listening in order to understand others and find common ground

Module 6.  Managing relationships and wielding influence

  • Relationship processes: Attachment and socialization
  • Types of social influence
  • Cooperation and conflict management
  • Leadership attitudes and behaviours
  • Business case analysis
  • Role-playing activities
  • Situational exercises
  • Self-report questionnaire

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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Aïcha Seghiri
Program Coordinator

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