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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 19
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Nov 27
Unit: 1
Tuition: $330
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
Status: Open
On-campus course
6:30—9:00 pm
Nov 14—Dec 19
4 weeks
Drop By
Nov 27
1 Unit
Laura Delizonna
This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. Full schedule: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Tuesday, November 28, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Thursday, December 14, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; and Tuesday, December 19, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (Please note: Tuesday, December 19 is a makeup session for those who cannot attend class on Thursday, December 14).

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 is a positive psychologist who designs and delivers training programs to elevate sustainable happiness and performance. She coaches executives, is an international speaker, and delivers trainings in companies. She has authored four books on the science of happiness, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and thriving at work. Previously, 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)