Emotional Intelligence in Leadership (Online)

Emotional intelligence is a powerful component of effective leadership. It’s the ability to recognize and positively manage emotions in yourself, others, and among groups. This intensive online program is designed to help you gain an honest awareness of yourself and how your behavior impacts others. We’ll move beyond the basics of emotional intelligence to concentrate on using it to build trust, manage difficult discussions, build resilience, enhance team performance, and lead for long-term success.

Throughout the online program, you’ll leverage group discussions, reflective exercises, activities, and a 360-degree emotional intelligence assessment to understand yourself and learn how to make your emotions work for you. Discover how to expand your leadership capacity and create an environment that fosters emotional intelligence.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Benefits

  • Receive and analyze feedback using a 360-degree emotional intelligence assessment*
  • Understand emotional intelligence and why it’s becoming increasingly important for leadership
  • Use emotional intelligence to improve leadership and build more effective relationships
  • Learn tips and tactics to improve emotional intelligence - in yourself and among groups
  • Leverage emotional intelligence in managing difficult discussions
  • Improve personal and organizational resilience
  • Earn a digital Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Important Note: 
As part of the program, you will be asked to complete a 360-degree self-assessment and solicit feedback from at least three colleagues, such as managers, peers, and direct reports. The evaluation will take both you and your participating colleagues approximately 30 minutes to complete. Because the self-assessment is a central theme of the program, participants must complete the survey at least five business days before the program start date.

Incompletion of the assessment will severely impact your online class experience during the program. You are strongly encouraged to complete the assessment as soon as you receive detailed instructions about the survey.

Topics Covered

  • Establishing self-awareness and self-management
  • Managing relationships and changes within an organization
  • Building organizational awareness
  • Developing a team culture of emotional intelligence and psychological safety
  • Learning resilience

Who Should Enroll

This online program is designed for mid-level managers across industries and functional areas. The topics discussed will be particularly useful for those who work with others to accomplish organizational goals, and those who seek to enhance their leadership skills.

Program Information

Program Dates

March 9–12, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 7–10, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
August 23–26, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
November 30–December 3, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews

Class Times

March 2021: 10:00 am—1:30 pm ET

June 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET

August 2021: 10 am—1:30pm

November/December 2021: 10:00 am—1:30 pm ET

Program Fee

2021 Program Fee: $2,150


Online (Zoom)


Margaret Andrews is a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. She served as associate dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and as executive director of the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Andrews is the coauthor of the StratEDgy blog on Inside Higher Ed, and reports on the worldwide management education market for University World News. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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