Effective Leadership through Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills form part of an essential Leadership skillset including relationship management, conflict handling, building resilience, increasing engagement and team building.

This course is aimed at those already in a leadership position, and are interested in making more of an impact with their team.

Goleman (2000) was an early introducer of Emotional Intelligence to leaders, particularly in the business field. Since then, our ideas and strategies for using EI have developed: we can confidently say that leaders using EI skills have more engaged, more resilient, and more flexible teams.

Leaders with higher EI are shown to make better decisions, build more stable and creative teams, and ultimately increase revenue.

EI is particularly relevant in today’s commercial environment where change is inevitable and uncertainty is increasing.

This course can be taken separately or as part of a weekly discount fee package (Week 3).

Details of the discount registration for Week 1

Details of the discount registration for Week 2

Details of the discount registration for Week 3

Programme details

This course explores some of the key skills required to build Emotional Intelligence into your leadership style.
You should expect to find challenging material, as the course requires some self- analysis and reflection.

The aim of the course is to increase self-awareness in relation to team performance, and begin to develop more effective leadership skills.

Through classroom discussions, you will be introduced to, and explore, different leadership styles, and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Practical examples are used to introduce key concepts and skills, and you will explore new ways to manage everyday workplace behaviours more effectively.

Key Themes

  • Introduction to EI for Leadership: key skills to manage yourself, and be an effective team leader

  • Leadership styles: exploring different styles and working out whether they will work for you

  • Key skills in EI for Leadership: dealing with conflict, good decision-making, and building resilience

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Take the first steps in using Emotional Intelligence for Leadership

  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different leadership styles

  • Be informed about key EI skills to help with conflict handling, increase resilience, and making better decisions


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance. This will be presented to you prior to the end of the course wherever possible.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.


Description Costs
Standard course fee £495.00


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.

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If you require an invoice for your company or personal records, please contact us. The Course Administrator will then email you an invoice. Payment is accepted online by credit/debit card, or by bank transfer. Please do not send card or bank details by email.​


Dr Jane Pollock

Course Director

Independent Consultant and Researcher

Jane is a Chartered Psychologist, an Independent Consultant in Organisational Psychology, and a tutor and lecturer in Psychology and Statistics. She has a history of highly successful courses in both Psychology and Business streams, and takes a practical approach to a subject crucial to the success of people in organisations.


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.