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Training & Development

On the Front Line of Leadership

According to a study conducted by the Education Advisory Board entitled “Developing Academic Leaders,” 80% of institutional decisions are made at the departmental level. Your role is multi-faceted, sometimes misunderstood, and always challenging. Leadership competencies provide the framework for success.

Learn Now Guides

Select a Learn Now Guide for any of these competencies to access resources that will help you enhance your knowledge and skills and accelerate your ability to effectively lead.

Communication   Conflict Management 

Developing Faculty and Staff  Emotional Intelligence

Fairness   Judgment    Motivating Others

Negotiating    Peer Relationships

  Teamwork and Collaboration   Understanding Others


Build Your EQ

Managing Emotions in the Workplace: Do Positive and Negative Attitudes Drive Performance?

You know the type: coworkers who never have anything positive to say... Their bad mood frequently puts others in one, too. Their negativity can contaminate even good news. Sigal Barsade, a Wharton management professor, says, “emotions travel from person to person like a virus.”

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Twelve EI competencies, learned and learnable capabilities that allow outstanding leadership include: empathy, positive outlook, and self-control. But they also include crucial abilities such as achievement, influence, conflict management, teamwork and inspirational leadership. These skills should be just as much a part of any aspiring leader’s development priorities.

Ten Habits of Unlikeable People

When you build your awareness of how your actions are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likeable.

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Take a Quick Quiz

We all know people who are in full control of their emotions. They're calm in a crisis, and they make decisions sensitively, however stressful the situation. Find out how emotionally intelligent you are!

The Power of Emotional Intelligence at TEDxUCIrvine

Unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality. In this powerful and entertaining TED talk, Dr. Travis Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, shows you how to use this critical skill to your advantage.

When Managers Break Down Under Pressure, So Do Their Teams

The days when you are under the gun, feeling the heat, or pushed to your limits — how you respond under the pressure makes an indelible impression on the people around you.

A Book Worth Reading Twice: Emotional Intelligence 2.0

A book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ.  This book is a step-by-step program for increasing emotional intelligence. Choose from 66 proven strategies that teach self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management skills.

Online Videos: Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Emotions are all around us in the office, and it's important for leaders to understand how to harness them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. In this course, learn how to boost your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams and work with others.

Office of the Provost Launched New Program for Academic Leaders

The GW Academic Leadership Academy was designed to facilitate cross-institutional networking among academic leaders while building