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Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching

Program Length

  • 6 months
  • 13 quarter credit units


Upcoming Start Dates

  • July 24, 2020


Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in emotional intelligence is core to coaching and transformational leadership. Emotional intelligence is not only a recognized factor in successful leadership, coaching, training, and teaming, but it is also a key aspect of executive success.

By increasing your emotional intelligence, you will understand yourself and others and become an even more potent agent at work, in community leadership, and in interpersonal relationships. People with well-developed emotional intelligence become highly effective transformational leaders, team members, coaches, trusted advisors, and insightful decision-makers.

In this certificate program, you will study:

  • Foundations and components of emotional intelligence.
  • Purpose of emotions, their role in effective decision-making and communication.
  • Ways that emotional data contribute to positive self-concept and executive hardiness.

You will develop skills in responsible self-expression and social awareness so you may experience more ownership for and satisfaction in daily outcomes.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful program completion, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the fields of human development, Adlerian theory, human potential theory, existentialism, educational theory, neuroscience and other research as they inform your own growth and knowledge of social intelligence for leadership and coaching.
  • Analyze key concepts and principles related to the study of social intelligence for leadership and coaching and integrate academic, personal, and applied learning. Learning is demonstrated through experiential exercises, classroom interactions,
    weekly written discussions, and development of personal narratives and capstone project summarizing growth and learning.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional development throughout the program through engagement in weekly performative learning activities associated with course themes and concepts.
  • Learning is demonstrated through experiential exercises, classroom interactions, weekly written discussions, and development of personal narratives summarizing growth and learning.
  • Demonstrate emotional and social intelligence skills and facilitate the development of social intelligence in those you lead and coach.
  • Plan, enroll participants, and deliver trainings, presentations, and coaching sessions associated with designated assignments throughout the program.
  • Apply Wright Integrative theories, principles, and methods related to the development of social intelligence for leadership and coaching.


Academic Coursework

  • Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership

Performative Learning

  • Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
  • Year of More: Family & Intimacy Quarter

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Gainful Employment Information

  • Number of units/credits required for this program: 13
  • Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $11,583
  • 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 44.0000
  • SOC Code(s): 11-9151.00
  • The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 6


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