Webinar: Infusing Emotional Intelligence into College Peer Mentor and Student Leadership Programs

July 18th, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

Learn how to apply Emotional Intelligence theory and assessment to better train college peer mentors and student leaders.

Who Should Attend?

This program is ideal for higher education professionals who oversee or advise programs for undergraduate peer mentors or student leaders, including:

  • career services

  • academic advising

  • academic success and retention

  • college student leadership seminars

  • first-year experience

  • student organization leaders

  • orientation leaders

Learning Outcome

Attendees will be able to apply knowledge of how emotional intelligence impacts peer leadership and mentoring skills in their programs.

Overview

Emotional intelligence is a skill that student leaders and peer mentors need to succeed in their campus roles. In this session, higher education professionals will learn ways to utilize emotional intelligence theory and skill-building into student leadership and mentoring training to improve students' emotional well-being, self-awareness, interpersonal skills and other critical aspects of effective leaders. This interactive webinar will help attendees:

  • Understand current theory on emotional intelligence

  • Learn how to help college students improve their emotional intelligence

  • Explore how to integrate emotional intelligence development into student leadership and peer mentor program training

  • Consider how to include the EQ-i 2.0 assessment in training program

Why This Topic Matters

Teaching emotional intelligence skills will make your college mentors and student leaders better mentors, leaders, and role models to other students on campus as well as help them:

  • Reduce stress by 35%

  • Improve interpersonal skills by 50%

  • Increase overall EI scores by 25%

  • Increase persistence

These skills will also help students in the future. Research has shown that higher emotional intelligence is correlated to over 50% improvement in relationships, effectiveness, health, and quality of life. Also, when IQ and technical skills are the same, professionals with higher emotional intelligence have a 90% better success in moving up the carer ladder. Prepare students for success now and after they graduate.

As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won't make it back for sophomore year; often they feel overwhelmed, lonely, isolated, and have difficulty adjusting to the demands of college and university. However, research concludes that “young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices (in Firestone, 2016).”

As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won't make it back for sophomore year; often they feel overwhelmed, lonely, isolated, and have difficulty adjusting to the demands of college and university. However, research concludes that “young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices (in Firestone, 2016).”

Pricing and Registration

Live Webinar Site Connection and On-Demand Download     $249

  • Access to the live webcast: invite your whole team!

  • Electronic links to presentation materials and additional resources

  • An electronic link containing a downloadable recording of the webinar delivered within 7 business days following the live webinar date (active for 15 days)

  • Only $25 for additional webinar connections for members of the same institution - great for colleagues who want to join in on the learning from different offices or off-campus locations!


Instructor

Carrie Arnold, PhD., CEO & Founder of EQsential, LLC

Dr. Arnold is an experienced leader and leadership trainer in both higher education and non-profit/for-profit organizations. She currently trains and certifies individuals in the EQ-i 2.0/360 assessments and consults with local organizations to build curriculum for their leadership and training endeavors. A certified training partner of MHS, Inc., she has completed over 1000 coaching debriefs with students, educators, and business leaders. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She researches Emotional Intelligence and its impact on student success and retention.

Previously, Dr. Arnold was the Interim Director of the Gateway Program Seminar, a first-year experience program and headed up their CRLA certified peer leader program, including developing training and a semester-long peer mentoring course. She was also Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and taught first-year seminars, leadership courses and developed curriculum for the university’s high-risk students. In addition to presenting and writing on topics related to mentoring, leadership and emotional intelligence, she served as President of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.

Event Questions?

Please email lisa@eduology.org if you have any questions about this event.