Emotional Intelligence Assessment and Coaching Workshop for Higher Education Professionals:

EQ-i 2.0 Certification Training

August 12-13, 2019 | Denver, CO
In-Person Conference

Be the Emotional Intelligence Expert on Your Campus


Designed for Higher Education Professionals

Professionals in student affairs and academic affairs in the areas of career services, student leadership and development, student success, retention, peer mentoring, academic probation, and first-year experience will benefit from integrating emotional intelligence coaching into their work with students.



This workshop certifies you to give the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and provide coaching to better support student success on your campus. This certification will enhance your work with students to improve their EQ--often called "soft skills." Campus professionals in the areas of student leadership and development, first-year experience, student success, retention, peer mentoring, and career services will benefit from integrating emotional intelligence coaching into their work with students. Be your campus leader for this critical 21st century student success work.

To begin learning about the assessment and coaching process, you will take the EQ-i 2.0, receive a personalized report and debrief with the workshop facilitator to explore your current emotional landscape and determine action steps to improve your emotional well-being and relationships, both personal and professional. You will then explore the emotional intelligence model and how to integrate it into your work with college students.

About the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment

The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is one the most broadly used and well-researched emotional intelligence assessments in the world. It gives a snapshot of a person’s emotional well-being in 15 different areas, including self-regard, independence, interpersonal relationships, stress tolerance, and reality testing. Research indicates that with coaching and skill-building, people can improve their emotional intelligence in some areas as much as 50%. Higher education professionals who want to see 21st century students succeed in college and professionally need an in-house expert to assess and coach students in Emotional Intelligence (EI).

Why Emotional Intelligence Training is Crucial to Student Success Work

Research shows EQ assessment and EI coaching improves student success and is significantly more important than IQ in post-graduate success. With coaching, skill-building and practice, students can substantially increase their EI scores. Quality emotional intelligence coaching is associated with:

  • Increased student retention and success

  • Increased grit and resilience

  • Improved interpersonal skills of 50%

  • Stress reduction of 35%

  • Overall increases in EI scores of 25%

  • Positive interactions with a campus professionals

Emotional intelligence is especially important to 21st century students—according to studies, the Emotional Intelligence lack or "soft skills gap" is highest among Millennial and Generation Z students, with many of these students showing significant weakness in at least one (but usually several) key areas of Emotional Intelligence--directly impacting student success. Taking the effort to assess students emotional intelligence and coaching them to improve key areas related to student success is a campus game-changer.


Early Bird Registration June 28th, 2019: $1295

Registration (After June 28th, 2019): $1495

When you register three or more colleagues, save 10% on registration

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Conference Agenda


  • Take the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and participate in a debriefing session by phone with the instructor

  • Learn about the history, structure and scoring of the EQ-i 2.0 and how to read the EQ-i 2.0 results

Day 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Snacks, coffee and lunch included with registration)

  • Check-In

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Understanding EQ-i 2.0 Subscales: explore the different subscales of the assessment, how they interact and common patterns.

  • Giving Feedback: learn how to prepare for a results debrief, give the debrief and follow up; discuss ethical considerations in giving feedback, including test security, confidentiality, informed consent and how to set related guidelines within your organization; practice giving feedback by participating in mock debrief sessions.

Day 2 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Snacks, coffee and lunch included with registration)

  • Getting Buy In: Learn about applications of emotional intelligence training, so you can promote the use of EQ coaching for students across your institution. Review research on how it improves student success and retention to give the Business Case for EI.

  • Student Success and EQ Skill-Building: Discuss how to infuse emotional intelligence activities into career services, student leadership and development, student success, retention, peer mentoring, academic probation, and first-year experience programs; learn best practices for showing the value of your work.

  • Planning and Administration: Understand the scoring organizer and how to navigate it; discuss reports and client communication: email link, informed consent.

  • EQ-I 360: Learn how to administer, interpret, and debrief an EQ-i 360 assessment.

  • Final Steps to Certification: discuss the follow-up online workshop, certification test and final steps to obtain your EQ-i 2.0 certification.


Denver, CO

Our workshop is in beautiful Denver. Arrive early and visit the mountains or make sure to plan an evening out in Downtown Denver, which is filled with restaurants, cultural events and a fun nightlife. Our Denver Tech Center hotel is in walking distance of wonderful restaurants, parks, spas and the light rail to downtown.

Workshop Location

Castlewood Conference Room*

6739 S Uinta St, Centennial, CO 80112

Recommended Hotels

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center (free shuttle to light rail station-goes downtown, walk to nice restaurants) - 8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80111 | (303) 804-0700 | 3-star hotel | approximately $161/night

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center (free shuttle to light rail station-goes downtown, walk to nice restaurants) - 5001 S Ulster St, Denver, CO 80237 | (303) 804-9900 | 3-star hotel | approximately $142/night

Extended Stay America Denver - Tech Center - North (more affordable, next to light rail station, walk to great restaurants and movie theater) - 4885 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80237 | (303) 689-9443 | 2-star hotel approximately $87/night


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.

Previously, Dr. Arnold was an 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. She was also 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. Dr. Arnold earned her M.A. from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Nonprofit Management and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 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. Her research is in Emotional Intelligence and its impact on personal and professional success.

Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policies

  • Payments must be received by 7 days prior to the event to secure your place in the workshop.

  • Eduology Limited will issue a full refund if a registered attendee sends a cancellation request by email to lisa@eduology.org by August 1st, 2019.

  • We cannot issue refunds after August 1st, 2019 due to event costs.

  • If we have less than 2 attendees registered by August 1st, Eduology Limited reserves the right to cancel the event and will issue a full refund to registered attendees.

  • If we have 5 or less attendees registered by August 1st, the conference will be held virtually via live online connection. We will notify you by that date if that is the case.

  • * Granting of permission by the Arapahoe Library District to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Library District staff or Board of Trustees.

Event Questions?

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