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PDV 77 — Enhancing Emotional Intelligence

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Nov 14—Dec 12
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Nov 27
Unit: 1
Tuition: $330
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on November 21
On-campus course
6:30—9:00 pm
Nov 14—Dec 12
4 weeks
Drop By
Nov 27
1 Unit
Laura Delizonna
Please Note: No class on November 21
What is the skill set underlying happiness, success, and overall well-being? Research shows that emotional intelligence, which is defined as being skillful in monitoring and managing one’s own and others’ emotions, needs, and preferences, leads to benefits in a variety of life domains. Emotionally intelligent people tend to have satisfying relationships, manage stress well, and excel in work and goal achievement. Emotional intelligence predicts professional success more than IQ or experience. It is related to confidence, charisma, optimism, and resiliency. Fortunately, emotional intelligence can be learned.

The aim of this course is to help students assess and build the skills of emotional intelligence. Students will improve their ability to understand and manage emotions, change counterproductive thinking patterns, read others, build positive relationships, and resolve conflict more effectively. Each student will purchase a workbook, written for this course by the instructor, on how to build and apply these skills at work, at home, and in relationships. Activities will include self-assessment, experiential exercises, mindfulness practices, meditation, and working with personal scenarios.

Laura Delizonna, Executive Coach and Consultant

Laura Delizonna specializes in the fundamental practices and skill sets that lead to sustainable happiness and success. She is the author of four positive psychology handbooks, designs mindfulness-based happiness and emotional intelligence programs, delivers trainings and workshops in organizations, and coaches individuals. Earlier she was a staff psychologist at the Stanford School of Medicine. Delizonna received a PhD from Boston University.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Delizonna and Anstedt, Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: Mindfulness-Based Strategies for Success & Happiness (Positive Psychology and the Keys to Success & Happiness) (ISBN 978-1507750452)