Applying Your EQ to Leadership


This course will examine 11 essential leadership traits identified through a synthesis of data gathered from corporate recruiters, Fortune 500 companies, business schools and studies on how high performers manage extreme situations. You will learn how to apply these traits, combined with emotional intelligence (EQ) concepts, to real-world scenarios, developing the skills you need to succeed in today's high-performance business world.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive an eight-page personalized analysis of your potential capacity in each leadership area based on your individual emotional intelligence scores (EQ-i®). 

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Managers and leaders who want to align their skill set to those likely to be in demand in the future
  • Anyone who wants to leverage their existing skill set for further success
  • Associates who aspire to become leaders in today’s high-performing organizations
  • Professionals facing interpersonal communication challenges
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Discover what each of the 11 essential leadership traits are and learn how they drive success
  • Understand the degree to which your personal EQ-i® results support each essential leadership trait
  • Discover how to be resilient and bounce back from challenges or setbacks
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and how interpersonal intuition can support it
  • Learn the basics of thinking operationally and how to use it to solve problems/make decisions

This workshop utilizes the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i®), which must be completed at least two days prior to class. Those without previous assessment results on file will be sent information to access and complete the online assessment as a part of this class.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Strategic and Business Management
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Communication
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Leadership and Navigation
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Relationship Management
Applies Towards Certificates:
Additional Information: 
UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Management Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at Your certificate will be mailed to you upon completion of your final class.

For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see Policy Code A.