Advanced Effective Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence (online)


Leaders with higher Emotional Intelligence (EI) are shown to make better decisions, build more stable, creative teams, and ultimately increase revenue.

This course will help you develop key individual EI skills and is aimed at those who are already in a leadership position.

It will facilitate your individual development, assist you in developing new ways of looking at others around you and help you make more of an impact with your team

EI skills are particularly good for: relationship management, conflict handling, building resilience, increasing engagement, and team building.

This course builds on knowledge from the Effective Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (Online) course and attendance on this previous course is a pre-requisite for joining this one.

Programme details

You should expect to find challenging material, as the course requires self- analysis and reflection. The aim of the course is to increase self- and other -awareness.

Key Themes

  • Developing Emotionally Intelligent habits:
    • key skills to manage yourself and evaluate and manage others’ behaviour.
    • Introducing habits for better mental health (for you), and skills to evaluate and manage interpersonal relationships more effectively.
  • Thinking skills and changing perspectives:
    • Thinking about the perspectives we all use to frame our perceptions.
    • Key skills in decision-making, and conflict handling.
    • Introducing a framework to identify perspectives and become agile in moving between them.
  • Leading with Authenticity (case study)
  • Moving on with Emotional Intelligence:
    • Emotional agility and emotionally strategic thinking.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to evaluate some of the things that you do as a leader, which may be barriers to success.
  • Identify perspectives which frame our thinking, and take the first steps in agility between these perspectives
  • Gain an increased emotional literacy; be able to identify behaviours which are emotionally challenging, with some learned strategies to overcome them.

Dates, Times and Delivery

Dates to be confirmed.
This course will be delivered over four sessions using Microsoft Teams.

  • three x 1.5-hour workshops, delivered once a week
  • one x 1 to 1.5-hour long case study session between workshops 2 and 3

You may be grouped into a smaller team for this case study and analysis.

To support the online sessions, you should actively engage in offline activities, such as the introductory tasks.

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This is a ‘virtual classroom’ course.

To replicate the experience of a classroom, the sessions are ‘live’ and are not recorded.

No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford electronic certificate of attendance. 

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

You will be required to attend all of the live sessions on the course in order to be considered for an attendance certificate.


Description Costs
Course Fee £445.00


Fees include electronic copies of course materials.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Please note that places are subject to availability, with classes limited to 10 people.


Dr Jane Pollock

Course Director

Independent Consultant and Researcher

Jane is a Chartered Psychologist, an Independent Consultant in Organisational Psychology, and a tutor and lecturer in Psychology and Statistics. She has a history of highly successful courses in both Psychology and Business streams, and takes a practical approach to a subject crucial to the success of people in Organisations.


This course builds on knowledge from the Effective Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (Online) course and attendance on this previous course is a pre-requisite for joining this one.

Course registration

To register for the Advanced EI course, please email us and we will send you the registration link.

IT requirements

This course is delivered online using Microsoft Teams. You will be required to follow and implement the instructions we send you to fully access Microsoft Teams on the University of Oxford's secure IT network.

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.