IQ + EI = better science

Many people understand Emotional Intelligence (EI) as self-awareness, showing empathy and self-control. These are important elements, but it’s much more too. The range of EI skills includes the ability to deliver difficult feedback, the courage to ruffle feathers and drive change, and the creativity to think outside the box. It involves the ability to understand and manage yourself so that you can build positive working relationships and influence others.

Research has shown that scientific training doesn’t always provide opportunities for developing EI, and many scientists naturally prefer a task- rather than a people-focused approach at work. This can make them excellent at the science – objective, independent and detail-focused – but it can become problematic when they move into leadership and are expected to take a more supportive, pastoral role.

This workshop helps scientists to build their awareness of how their actions impact on their colleagues, to understand how to adapt to different situations and people, and to know when to support – and challenge – those they work with in order to get the best from them. It is ideal for scientists in team, lab or senior leadership roles.

Virtual or classroom delivery

This course can be delivered worldwide as a virtual training session facilitated by an expert trainer, or as a classroom course in the UK. 

Course content

Every course we deliver is adapted to the needs of those attending and to your organisation. The content outlined below illustrates a typical programme.

  1. The Basics of Emotional Intelligence
  • Establishing a common definition of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • The research case for EI – the link between EI and success
  • The emotional competence framework – 4 core areas and 12 competencies of EI
  1. Self-awareness – the Key to Emotional Intelligence
  • The importance of accurate self-assessment
  • The difference between our intention and our behaviour
  • Balancing your brain’s internal advisors: Emotional, rational, intuitive and instinctive
  • Strategies to increase self-awareness
  1. Ways to become a more emotionally intelligent scientist
  • Expanding your range of behaviours for personal effectiveness
  • Achieving greater control and flexibility of your emotional responses
  • How to handle feelings like frustration, anger, pessimism and envy
  • Being a ‘mood hoover’ or a ‘radiator’
  • Using the Circle of Control to manage your energy
  • Determining your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Understanding your natural leadership or communication style
  • Developing a flexible leadership or communication style
  1. Action planning
  • Identifying steps to develop your EI in practice

Optional 360˚ assessment of Emotional Intelligence
Delegates also have the option to complete a 360˚ assessment on Emotional Intelligence. This includes a full report, action points and ways to increase Emotional Intelligence, plus a one-to-one coaching session with one of our experienced coaches before the training course.

Clients include:

Virtual or classroom delivery

This training can be delivered virtually or, if you are based in the UK, as a traditional classroom course.

Virtual sessions last two-three hours and classroom sessions run over a full day. 

In either format, the training sessions are intensive, packed with tools and tips, and highly engaging, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to make an immediate impact on their EI at work.

Booking and more information

If you have a group who could benefit from Emotional Intelligence for Scientists training, we can deliver a session for your organisation at a time that suits you. Whether you choose a virtual or a classroom delivery, the content can be adapted to the needs and circumstance of your group to ensure we meet their needs head-on.

If you have any questions or would like more information please drop us a line. For an accurate quote, please provide the following information:

  • How many delegates you would like to attend the training
  • Whether you would like the course delivered face-to-face or virtually
  • Where you are based (if face-to-face delivery is preferred)