About The Course
Great leaders move us through our emotions. They establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. Their own levels of emotional intelligence allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. Unfortunately, most people in leadership and helping positions (i.e., doctors, teachers, coaches, etc.) lose their effectiveness over time because of the cumulative damage from chronic stress. But humans can renew themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally.
Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies of their development, the course will examine resonance and developing "resonant leadership" capability, emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Using the latest in neuroscience, behavioral, organizational and psychological research, participants will understand the theory, research, and experience of the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained, desired change for individuals, teams, organizations and communities.
The course will consist of nine classes, with three or so modules per class, to be taken over 8 weeks. Each module will consist of a video, assigned and recommended readings, reflective exercises, writing in your Personal Journal, and on-line, asynchronous discussions. Each class will have personal learning assignments to use and tests of comprehension.
Frequently Asked Questions
* Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor. If the student completes the 3 Action Learning Assignments successfully, that Statement of Accomplishment will have “with Distinction.”
Signature Track is an option. Signature Track will provide you with an opportunity to add a higher level of identity verification your accomplishments earned through your coursework by earning a Verified Certificate.
* What resources will I need for this course?
For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to read and discuss the exciting materials available online.
* What is the coolest thing about this course?
In this course, you will delve into the mysteries of the human experience of leadership. You will learn how to overcome the ravages of chronic stress to become more open to learning and change, and to renew your body and mind (not to mention your heart and spirit). You will learn the theory, research from management, psychology, education and medicine that facilitate sustained, desired change.
* Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each module and class will include reflective exercises and action learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas at work and at home in your life. You will learn techniques for renewal, inspiring hope and vision, engaging mindfulness, spreading compassion and being playful – building your emotional intelligence and improving your relationships!
* Will I be able to design possible research studies to build on the latest research?
Yes, the causal relationships developed through current and most recent research will be explained. These will enable you to identify possible research designs for your own future research.
* Is this course available in other languages?
The videos are recorded in English only, however there are Chinese, Kazakh, Turkish, Russian, and Ukrainian subtitles available as Closed Captioning (CC) options on all videos. In addition some of the videos have Arabic, Czech, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Vietnamese subtitles available as Closed Captioning (CC) options.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students or professionals and executives. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable.