Understanding Emotional Intelligence

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

Enroll

The emotional intelligence micro-credential will be available in: 
ENC 1930Essay WritingSpring section(s) - B51
REL 2011Introduction to ReligionSpring section(s) - UHA, UHB
MAN 3100Happiness at WorkSpring section(s) - RVD
ENC 3378Writing Across BordersSpring section(s) - U01
ENC 6734Multilingual MattersSpring section(s) - U01
MVS 1311Principal Applied ViolinSpring section(s) - U05
MVS 3331Principal Applied ViolinSpring section(s) - U02
MVS 4441Major Applied ViolinSpring section(s) - U02
RED 4150Content and Methods of Teaching Beginning LiteracySpring section(s) - RVC, U03
SPC 4445Communication for Effective LeadershipSpring section(s) - RVD
PAD 4905Independent Study in Public AdministrationSpring section(s) - RVC
PAD 6907Independent Study in Public AdministrationSpring section(s) - RVC
COM 4930Special Topics in Communication ArtsSpring section(s) - B51

Register

Looking to take this micro-credential online at your own pace? To sign-up for this micro-credential, 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.

Get the Understanding Emotional Intelligence badge