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Emotional Intelligence: Key to Success

1 Full Day  |  .6 CEUs

Emotional Intelligence Multiple research studies have demonstrated that emotional intelligence, defined as "the ability to monitor one's own and others feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and use this information to guide one's thinking and actions", is much more important than cognitive or technical abilities for professional and personal success.

Program Description

This informative, engaging and entertaining program, will utilize presentation, surveys, exercises, film-clips, and discussion to examine the four pillars of emotional intelligence–self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Exercises and skill practice will allow for enhancing confidence in utilizing critical competencies to enhance your emotional intelligence capacity for immediate payoff!

Learning Outcomes

~  Recognize the critical factor of emotional intelligence in professional and personal success
~  Obtain some baseline information of where you stand within the major four areas of emotional intelligence
~  Enhance understanding of what emotional intelligence is, and what it is not
~  Identify and explore some critical competencies for emotional intelligence effectiveness
~  Increase confidence and competence in applying some emotional intelligence strategies and skills


This program is designed for executives, supervisors, managers, and individuals who want to enhance understanding and competency in maximizing effectiveness through emotional intelligence in work and non-work settings.

Program Dates / Locations

While this course is not scheduled at this time, any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either in our classroom or at your location. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Fee of $595 includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch.


Neil Katz, Ph.D.

Dr. Katz has been a distinguished professor and consultant/trainer for numerous prestigious organizations in the public and private sector over the past 40 years. Most of his academic career has been at the number one rated Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University where he served as director or associate director of six different leadership and conflict resolution academic and consulting/training programs. Currently he is a Professor and former chair at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches courses on negotiation, conflict resolution, leadership and organizational consulting in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, he continues to head his own consulting group in interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. Author of over 30 books, book chapters and articles in emotional intelligence, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, Dr. Katz has received many awards including the Martin Luther King human rights award from the city of Syracuse for his commitment and work in nonviolence and conflict resolution.

Dr. Katz received his Ph.D. in American Studies from University of Maryland, M.A. in History and B.A. in English from St. Louis University.

Erin McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Erin McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Management at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Erin has a Ph.D. in Management, with and emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, from the University of North Texas. She received her M.B.A. in Financial Management and Entrepreneurship from Missouri State University. Prior to joining NSU, Erin served as a Teaching/Research Fellow, where she taught Entrepreneurship, Business Policy and Strategic Management. She was also a fellow for Dr. Tony Mendes and the Murphy Entrepreneurship Center in Denton, Texas. Erin not only teaches the entrepreneurial mindset, but has also successfully started and continues to operate her own new ventures.

Erin's research interests are in entrepreneurial cognition, emotional intelligence, leadership effectiveness, and new venture financing. She has received several awards for her research, including Distinguished Paper Awards at Academy of Management, Decision Sciences and other International Academic Business conferences. She has published in outlets such as the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Entrepreneurial Education and the American Journal of Business Education.

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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