Diploma in Building Emotional Intelligence

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What is the course about?

The whole area of Emotional Intelligence (‘EQ’) has grown exponentially in recent years, as individuals and organisations harness the core principles and use them to huge advantage in both their personal lives and within their workplaces. EQ is much sought after by employers, and particularly so in these uncertain times, as reported in the article by Lyndsey Jones in The Financial Times of 6th January 2020 entitled “Work in the 2020s: 5 Essential Skills to Succeed”. Some of the core areas covered in this course will be developing self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, responding to conflict, and communication. The ability to respond and adapt appropriately to constantly evolving situations is an invaluable key skill in today’s world.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at those with a general interest in raising their level of awareness around the important area of emotional intelligence, and also those holding management or leadership positions who wish to expand their skills set. The course will take a coaching approach to some of these topics. There is no prior knowledge of the subject area required.

The father of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman had this to say after many years of research into the subject “…the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but mainly as “threshold capabilities”; that is, they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. But my research, along with other recent studies, clearly shows that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but they still won’t make a great leader.” First published in The Harvard Business review of June 1996.

Course Duration

This 5 week course will be delivered live online via Zoom via two options.
1. Over 5 weeks – one evening per week for 2.5 hours from 6.00-8.30pm.
2. Over 2 weeks – three evenings per week for 2.5 hours from 6.00-8.30pm for week 1 and 2 evening per week for 2.5 hours for week 2.

Options will be listed in your application form when applying.

2021 Course Dates Announced
+ February 2021 – week commencing 1st February
+ April 2021 – week commencing 19th April
+ September 2021 – week commencing 6th September
+ October 2021 – week commencing 4th October

Over the 5 classes the course will cover:

Course Themes

+ Developing your Emotional Intelligence
+ Self-management and Relationship Management
+ Creating Psychological Safety and having Difficult Conversations
+ Building Resilience and Performance
+ Developing a Coaching Culture


This course is accredited by Independent College Dublin.

Learn from our Leading Presenter

Eileen Blishen, BA, LLM, BL. Eileen is a professional coach and facilitator. She holds Advanced Diplomas in both Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching, and also Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaching. She is an accredited Coach Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).Eileen previously managed open enrolment programmes for University College Dublin Smurfit Executive Development, which was ranked number one in Ireland for open enrolment programmes by The Financial Times in 2019. During her time in UCD, she was a member of the internal panel of coaches for the university.

Eileen has over twenty years’ experience within large law firms in Dublin, London, Ottawa and Vancouver, and practised as a barrister at the Irish Bar for sixteen years. She has her coaching practice, is also a qualified mediator and experienced lecturer.

Diploma in Building Emotional Intelligence fee is €1,295

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