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SOURCE The Professional Development Center at The University of Texas at Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to offer a professional certificate program that provides comprehensive instruction in the emerging field of emotional intelligence (EI). The Emotional Intelligence Certificate Program (EICP) is designed to help professionals better understand and develop self-awareness, as well as self-management and relationship management skills in the workplace. Comprised of five one-day courses that run from February through late April, participants assess their emotional intelligence competencies, identify EI strengths and challenges and learn new strategies for increasing personal achievement and improving emotional competencies in their team.
"Our Emotional Intelligence Certificate Program was designed to cultivate participants' Emotional Quotient, or EQ," said Liliya Spinazzola, director of UT PDC. "Through a highly interactive format that draws on multiple disciplines, participants will learn to look within and apply new strategies for increasing personal excellence that will ultimately unlock their potential to manage more effectively."
The curriculum features a cohort-style learning experience that supports and encourages sustainable behavior change in a group setting. The cohort environment provides students with hands-on, real-world practical instruction that helps cultivate a solid understanding of how to recognize and build emotional intelligence in themselves and others. A full description may be found online.
"Emotional Intelligence can be up to five times more powerful of a predictor of success at work than IQ alone," explained Dr. Rich Handley, EICP instructor. "Very few institutions of higher education focus on teaching any kind of EI skills to their students, so we feel like this is a unique learning opportunity that's not offered anywhere else."
The five one-day courses that make up the program are as follows:
The Professional Development Center is a department of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Contact: Wayne Wenske, Continuing and Innovative Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 512-232-7392, Email
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