- 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
- Thursday, June 23 • 10:30am – 11:30am
- Edinburgh Room
- Brian Mills, University of Houston
Being able to express and control our emotions is an essential skill. So is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened while others claim it is an inborn characteristic. In the realm of higher education, emotional intelligence could become a cornerstone of our development theory or, at least, a core component of our departmental or program staff’s development plans. This presentation will discuss the four aspects of emotional intelligence and connect those aspects to the student development practices that are common among intramural sports and campus recreation.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
- Be able to articulate the four components of emotional intelligence.
- Identify three areas of concern in the current student development plan(s) used by your institution.
- Learn three ways to incorporate components of emotional intelligence into your current student development plans.