All participants will receive a hand-out, which will give them some knowledge around the theory behind Emotional Intelligence, as the focus in the session itself will be on practice. There will be lots of time for individual reflection; and sharing of ideas and practical solutions in small and large groups. There will be practical exercises where you will explore the concept of mindfulness (‘being present’); develop and demonstrate your use of empathy; and practice some active listening skills.
At the end of this workshop, you will:
- Have an increased self-awareness, which will include a greater understanding of the qualities you bring to your teaching role and how that can be utilised to greater effect.
- Appreciate your own authentic style of communication; and know how to communicate your respect and value for other styles.
- Encourage engagement and participation amongst your students, through sharing ideas on how to increase your subject expertise and incorporate new Learning and Teaching methods with your peers.
- Develop and demonstrate empathy using active listening skills, both face to face and in email.
- Communicate with students in way that encourages them to be self-directed in their learning; supported and challenged by you.
- Handle difficult situations through the use of mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (being present) and confident, authentic and inclusive communication.
- Be you, in your teaching; so that you are able to sustain the motivation and the energy that is required for this demanding role.