Ashley Weldon, Learning and Development Consultant, UVA


  • Define what EQ is and why it matters at work
  • Broaden your awareness of the role your emotions play on the job, in your profession, and at your organization
  • Define and develop each of the four EQ skills| Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management
  • Discuss real-world examples and experiences – what works, what doesn’t and what to do next time
  • Identify your current level of emotional intelligence (strengths and weaknesses) and where to focus your development
  • Complete your own EQ development plan to include one EQ goal and specific EQ practice strategies that will help you achieve this goal


Emotional intelligence (EQ) is not about being nice, nor is it about suppressing emotions; it is a proactive approach to managing emotions to achieve better results – in regard to your relationships as well as business goals. Put simply, emotions drive behavior and behavior drives performance. Successful leaders leverage this knowledge to achieve greater leadership impact.