Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence




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How effective are you at working with people through cooperation and teamwork?

Collaboration takes place when people come together to cooperate and work on a strategic project so as to accomplish a common goal. Collaboration is productive teamwork taken to a higher level.

  • Determine why a collaborative approach is beneficial in teamwork

  • Recognise why collaboration is underpinned with good emotional intelligence

  • Identify strategies and ideas about how to collaborate more effectively

  • Assess how to use emotional intelligence to collaborate more effectively with others

Determine how to build more collaborative relationships using your emotional intelligence.

In effective collaboration, all people involved use their emotional intelligence well to balance emotional needs with their thinking, build authentic relationships and make good quality decisions on behalf of the organisation. Whether working with others one-to-one, in small groups or large teams, there is exemplary communication with empathy that engages hearts and minds.  

Most often collaboration happens within fairly small teams  - functional teams, time-limited project teams or cross-functional management teams.  This occurs at all levels within an organisation..

This course is about collaborating with others in ways that will help you to communicate more efficiently as you work to understand and work with differences that lead to effective collaboration.  In addition, the skills, processes and tools taught in this course can bring value to other aspects of your life.

The course covers all aspects of collaborative working focusing on win-win collaboration where everyone benefits. The characteristics, principles and modes of collaboration are examined to give you a much broader insight into getting the best from collaboration.  

The course, also, covers trust and how you can build trust as you work together with others.

Behavioural styles are reviewed looking at the strengths and liabilities of each. You get the opportunity to complete a questionnaire that will give you an insight to the behavioural style that you prefer to use with the chance to explore how your style can help and how it can hinder collaboration.  Completing this practical activity will enable you to how to use your behavioural preferences and style to better effect when collaborating within a project.

This course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding collaboration at work and how to get more from collaborative relationships.  It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Course

    • Introduction to Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence

    • The Learning Outcomes of the Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence Course

    • Practical Activity - Managing Collaboration

    • Perspectives on Teamwork

    • Giving and Receiving Feedback in Collaboration

    • Tips to Develop Emotional Intelligence

    • Practical Activity - Assess your Collaborative Competencies

  • 2

    The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Collaboration

    • A Straightforward Definition of Emotional Intelligence

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • The Difference Between EI and EQ

    • Insights into Emotions

    • Emotions and Emotional Intelligence at Work

    • The Myth Around Positive and Negative Emotions

    • How the Emotional Climate Influences Teams and Teamworking

    • Working with the Emotional Climate

    • Running Virtual Meetings with Emotional Intelligence

    • Understanding Emotional Intelligence Quiz

  • 3

    Collaborative Working

    • Introducing Collaborative Working

    • Win-Win Collaboration

    • Emotional Intelligence and Win-Win

    • Workplace Collaboration

    • Why Collaborate and When to Collaborate

    • The Principles and Characteristics of Collaboration

    • The Levels of Collaboration

    • The Ground Rules of Collaboration

    • The Modes of Collaboration

    • The Advantages of Collaboration

    • The Disadvantages of Collaboration

    • Some Difficulties with Collaboration

    • Practical Activity - Collaboration at Work

  • 4

    The Role of Trust in Collaboration

    • Conflict and Trust in Collaboration - Factors and Questions to Consider

    • The Importance of Trust

    • The Trust Equation

    • Building Trust Using an Emotional Bank Account

    • Practical Activity - Checking your Emotional Bank Account

  • 5

    Behaviours and Collaboration

    • DISC in Collaboration Learning Outcomes

    • Some Perspectives on Teamworking

    • Practical Activity - Assessing your Behavioural Style

    • Behavioural Flexibility

    • William Moulton Marsden's Model of Behaviour

    • The High Dominance Behavioural Style

    • The High Influence Behavioural Style

    • The High Steadiness Behavioural Style

    • The High Compliance Behavioural Style

    • Poster - Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration and Behavioural Styles

    • Ideal Behaviours for Ideal Interactions

    • Dos and Dont's with DISC Booklet

    • Practical Activity - Behavioural Styles and Collaboration

    • Building Collaborative Relationships with Behavioural Styles

    • Behaviours and Collaboration Learning Review

  • 6

    Mindful Collaboration

    • Mindfulness and Collaboration

    • Running Mindful Collaborative Meetings

    • Facilitating Collaborative Meetings by Considering Behavioural Preferences

    • More Mindful Meeting Considerations

  • 7

    Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence Course Review

    • Practical Activity - Learning Review

    • Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence - Learning Takeaways

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