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


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 4934Integrative Seminar in Public Policy and ServiceSpring section(s) - RVC
PAD 6907Independent Study in Public AdministrationSpring section(s) - RVC
COM 4930Special Topics in Communication ArtsSpring section(s) - B51


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