Emotional Intelligence for Leaders


This is a one-day course aimed at people already in a Leadership position, and who are interested in making more of an impact with their team. Ei skills are particularly good for: relationship management, conflict handling, building resilience, increasing engagement, and team building.

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 (ref), building more stable, creative teams (ref), and ultimately increase revenue (ref). 

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

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Programme details

Students will be introduced to several key ideas within the Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology literature. Students will explore different leadership styles and engage in classroom discussion to evaluate their strenghts and weaknesses. Students will see, and learn to identify different communication styles, and be shown techniques to encourage goal-orientated behaviour. Students will take a close look at the phases of adversity and examine key Ei skills to promote resilience and improved performance. Case studies using practical and real-world examples, will be used to facilitate learning.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Take the first steps in using Emotional Intelligence for Leaders.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different leadership styles.
  • Help with conflict handling, increase resilience, and make 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 complete an online application form. 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

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.