The Level Headed Leader: Understanding Yourself Before Leading Others

This workshop equips leaders to effectively manage themselves and their relationships with others.

8 Professional Development Hours

Workshop Overview

The knowledge of emotion intelligence (EQ) is foundational for a successful leader. The specific skills that comprise EQ have to do with self-knowledge, ability to read individuals and groups, and the ability to communicate with and influence others. People who increase their skills in these areas tend to be very effective in their personal relationships as well as business interactions, organizational challenges, collaboration, and leadership. Apply these skills at work to become a better leader and a more desirable employee.


Competencies Addressed

  • Professional demeanor
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Building trust
  • Willingness to learn
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Motivating and inspiring
  • Networking

Learning Objectives

  • Learn that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the #1 predictor of professional success and personal excellence
  • Learn that IQ is not the only kind of ‘smart’
  • Identify personal “hot buttons”
  • Understand the two main EQ skills – personal competencies (self) and social competencies (others)
  • Build skills to manage personal tendencies
  • Learn to decrease stress and increase productivity
  • Learn to intentionally direct self-talk
  • Increase ability to communicate more effectively
  • Learn to apply EQ at work to develop leadership skills and improve teamwork
  • Develop a personal strategic development plan to increase effectiveness on the job
  • Measure personal EQ through an online assessment (course pre-work)

Interested in this course?

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What does “hosting” a course mean? If a company commits to bringing a course on-site to their facility and fill some of the seats at a flat rate, SGA will sell the remainder of the seats to non-members of the company and credit the host company for each seat filled by individuals outside of the company.