Emotional Intelligence



“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.” [ Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900]

This is considerable evidence from psychology to suggest that emotional intelligence is what distinguishes successful students from those who do not fully realize their potential. Many essentially able students are held back by low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence. Following Daniel Goleman, author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence, five key components of emotional intelligence can be distinguished:

  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional control
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy
  • Handling relationships

Each of these elements will be explored in this one day workshop. Particular emphasis will be given to the application of emotional intelligence to the school context, and to strategies for educating the emotions.


Topics covered

  • The Nature of Emotional Intelligence
  • Testing Your EQ
  • Self-Knowledge & Empathy
  • Educating the Emotions