**FOR USE IN VIRTUAL & FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING SESSIONS** An engaging, interactive discussion activity to promote understanding and develop better emotional intelligence in the workplace.
This Northgate training activity comes with a licence for repeat use with up to 24 participants per training session within your organisation and the activity files can be stored on one device. Please ask for a discount for use with larger groups, for trainers in multiple locations and/or cloud storage.
3-24 (up to 4 teams of 3-6 per team)
1 hour + debrief
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Good emotional intelligence skills in managers and staff help to create a positive work environment in which productivity, staff wellbeing and morale can prosper, so much so, that many employers place greater emphasis on EI than on IQ.
In this activity, participants, working in small teams, are shown a set of 30 on-screen 'cards' (or you can choose to print if using in a face-to-face classroom session). Each card poses a question that relates, in some way, to emotional intelligence. It could ask participants to consider how they might regulate their own emotions in a given situation, or what strong personal values they hold, that help structure their actions and decisions, or whether or not they agree with a given statement.
There are three sample cards: Response, Task and Yes/No cards.
For each card, participants record their response - first in terms of their own personal response and then as a consensus team response. The individual response allows for self-analysis and through trying to reach a team consensus, the card is aired, shared and discussed. People learn from hearing viewpoints from others and having to give reasons to support their own. The activity is not in any way a test. Each member of the team has their own forms, so any notes participants make about themselves are strictly for their eyes only.
Together, the cards show how EI is about self-awareness, self-restraint, empathy, self-esteem and good social skills - and about regulating emotions rather than allowing them to take centre stage.
After the debrief, to round off, there is a handout for individuals to take away, to use as an aide-memoire.
Emotional Intelligence has been developed from Northgate's board game version of this activity (not currently available) and has been redesigned, updated and improved.
Full guidance is provided in the Trainer’s Notes and PowerPoint presentation.
This activity is supplied electronically. No delivery charges apply.
We have used Northgate's 'Emotional Intelligence' training activity with a group of admin staff and with a group of police officers and staff at inspector level and equivalent. It has proved effective in introducing the concepts of Emotional Intelligence in both cases, and provoked some interesting and thought-provoking discussion. Feedback from the participants was that they enjoyed the game. We will continue to use the game regularly.
Tanya Robinson, Thames Valley Police
Wow! I found 'Emotional Intelligence' to be absolutely inspiring. Each group had a very revealing and powerful discussion which made a significant positive impact on everyone attending. Thank you and well done! I plan to use it wherever I can in future courses.
Steve Laing, Consultant, QC Training International
Northgate Activities make an excellent and good value part of a wider development programme. They are fun and highly effective. From a facilitator's point of view they are easy to learn, adapt and deliver.
Jonathan Aylwin, C2C Program Manager (Global Industrial), TE Connectivity
Northgate products are just as useful in a virtual world!
Ian Moreton-Thickett, Freelance L&D Consultant, The Development Catalyst