Briefing Room


Program on Law and Leadership to host emotional intelligence workshop

January 9, 2014 | Events

In the 1930s, after Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes met Franklin D. Roosevelt, he famously remarked that the president had a “second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament.” In fact, several historians have noted that Roosevelt’s predecessor, Herbert Hoover, was far more intellectual than the man who would beat him in the 1932 presidential election. Roosevelt’s success as a leader rested more on his emotional intelligence than his analytical IQ.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands. EQ helps to predict success because it reflects how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation.

Want to know what your EQ is? Want to know how that information can make you a more effective lawyer, leader, and professional? Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity through a three-part workshop.

As a result of your participation in this workshop you will:  (1) recognize and understand key dimensions of emotional intelligence; (2) develop strategies to improve and enhance their effectiveness whether at school, work, or at home; and (3) receive the results of your own emotional intelligence assessment.
Part 1:  Complete an online assessment. (An email with a link to the online test will be sent to you after your participation is confirmed.)

Part 2:  Attend the workshop on Friday, Jan. 31 from 3-6 p.m. in Room 251 to learn more about EQ and receive your EQ results.

Part 3:  Attend a one-on-one individualized counseling session (one hour) with a trained professional to analyze the results of your EQ assessment in February. (Dates to be arranged individually with counselor.)

Because space is extremely limited, a lottery for this workshop will be conducted. To be placed in the lottery pool, please email Annina Parini at You will be notified by email on Jan. 16 if your name was chosen to participate.

Please note that participation in all three parts of the workshop is required.