Emotional intelligence (EI) is critical for both your personal and professional growth. It is increasingly recognized as a skill leading to personal well-being, self-management, effective communication, problem-solving, and the ability to work with others. Studies show that the most effective leaders have high levels of emotional intelligence.  

FIU now offers a free emotional intelligence badge for your online credentials. The EI micro-credential will help you develop your emotional self-management while increasing your ability to work with others. 

What will you learn? 

You will learn emotional intelligence concepts related to personal and social awareness, self-management, and relationship management. You will also learn strategies to recognize and manage emotions, identify negative beliefs and self-talk, listen empathetically, and better manage relationships. Upon completion of this micro-credential, you will: 

  • Identify and describe emotions, discuss the fight or flight response, describe strategies for combating it
  • Discuss the four attributes of empathy, identify responses that help create empathy, demonstrate empathetic strategies in conversation 
  • Identify negative beliefs and self-talk, apply the ABC strategy to challenge irrational beliefs, describe strategies for mindful use of technology 
  • Apply win-win problem solving to a real-life problem; describe strategies for effective teamwork; discuss strategies for influencing and managing change 
  • Develop an Emotional Intelligence Self-Improvement Plan that identifies their strengths and weaknesses and describe how the EI skills apply to their major and career of interest. 

How to sign up


The emotional intelligence micro-credential will be available in: 
ENC 1930Essay WritingFall section(s) - U04
EGL 1003LEnglish Composition LabFall section(s) - U5M, U6M
REL 2011Introduction to ReligionFall section(s) - UHA, UHC, UHD, RVC
MAN 3100Happiness at WorkFall section(s) - RVD
ENC 3213Professional and Technical WritingFall section(s) - RVG
ENC 4930Special Topics in CompositionFall section(s) - RVE


Looking to take this micro-credential online at your own pace? If you’re interested in taking the stand-alone course, please fill out this form. 

These digital badges are only available to currently enrolled FIU students. Please ensure that by completing this form, you are confirming that you will be a current FIU student in the upcoming semester.

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