Understanding and applying emotional intelligence are skills increasingly demanded by employers. The concept of emotional intelligence is an important skill for the modern workforce. In this OLE unit, you will investigate the current best practice theoretical models of emotional intelligence used in both research and business, including the component parts of each model and the similarities and differences among these models. These theoretical models underpin the tests that are used to measure individuals' emotional intelligence levels. In this unit, you will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical models and major tests of emotional intelligence. This will include critically evaluating major findings on emotional intelligence, and participating in practical demonstrations of how emotional intelligence is measured. This unit presents the evidence that emotional intelligence predicts major life outcomes such as job performance, school performance, health and wellbeing. In this unit, you will learn to apply these theoretical concepts and associated emotional, social and cognitive skills in practical exercises inclusive of personal reflections and a personal development plan. By completing this unit, you well develop a suite of theoretical and practical competencies that will enable you to apply emotional intelligence to your personal and professional life.
4 modules delivered online
3 x online quizzes (25% each, total 75%), written reflection (25%)
This is an introductory level unit; no prior knowledge is required .