Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World consists of seven lessons. Each lesson includes a number of short activities—something to read, a video, a self-assessment, a thought-provoking picture, or a downloadable activity. Participants can go at their own pace, pause at any point, and go back to review when they want to do that. They can also add to an ongoing discussion with the facilitator and other participants.
Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World
Topics of this Course
The course structure follows the five major aspects of Emotional Intelligence as defined by the Success Model of Emotional Intelligence. It includes a self-assessment of Emotional Intelligence skills and a final Action Plan for using those skills for a more compassionate world.
Week One: Introduction
- Overview of Emotional Intelligence in current models
- Contagion of emotions
- Self-assessment in Emotional Intelligence skills
- Success Model of Emotional Intelligence
Week Two: Awareness of the Self
This is where it all begins:
- Being able to identify your own emotions
- Being conscious about your intentions as you act and speak
- Observing your typical reactions to others and your environment
- Recognizing how you are perceived by others
Week Three: Actions of the Self
Building self-awareness allows you to:
- Develop self-compassion
- Manage your emotions in a way that allow you to maintain equilibrium
- Express your emotions appropriately
- Plan and anticipate how to cope with difficult situations
Week Four: Awareness of Others
By being more aware of your own emotions and being able to manage them, you become more aware of the needs and emotions of others, by observing and understanding their:
- Facial expressions
- Body language
Week Five: Interaction with Others
The ability to successfully interact with other people builds on your awareness of others’ emotions. If you have well-developed skills in this dimension, you are able to:
- Utilize that awareness to build strong relationships, teams, and support networks
- Empathize in interactions with other people
- Act with compassion when you become aware of another’s pain
Week Six: Resilience
It is resilience as much as any other aspect of EI that is the basis for your ability to maintain equilibrium and balance amidst inevitable changes and even crises that you encounter over a lifetime. Resilience can be enhanced and cultivated to create a rich, full life—and to extend your hand to others in need. Resilience includes:
- Ability to earn from mistakes and to recover from setbacks
Week Seven: Create Your Action Plan for a Compassionate World
Emotional Intelligence skills can:
- Can Emotional Intelligence make a difference?
- Why compassion?
- What can one person accomplish?
- Join us at the Charter for Compassion International
- Action Plan for Using EI Skills for a Compassionate World