Whether you are an aspiring or experienced leader, contemplating a change, feeling like you’ve hit a plateau, or struggling with leadership challenges, Heart and Science of Leadership offers you a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You’ll notice we have two of these course offerings with similar content – one for women only and one for men and women together. You choose.

Heart and Science of Leadership

This three day course is a different kind of leadership experience. We combine the powerful framework and science of the EQ-i 2.0 Leadership model with a ‘learning lab’ approach for you to examine where you are, where you want go next and what EQ skills you need to strengthen to get where you want to go. You will use the EQ-i 2.0 leadership assessment, framework, tools and facilitated conversations as a guide to help get you there. This all happens in an inspiring learning space of like-minded leaders, leading to profound insights and reflections as well as clear development goals and outcomes. While the emphasis is on how to develop EQ for leadership, the course will change your professional career as well as your personal relationships.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Critical EQ skills such as self-regard, assertiveness, stress tolerance, empathy, reality testing and problem solving are highly correlated with the 4 dimensions of leadership. Enhancing your EQ skills will transform you as a leader – and transform your other life roles as well. Participating in the Heart and Science of Leadership course, you will gain insights into your EQ leadership strengths and challenges and you will leave the course with innovative tools, best practices in leadership and concrete development plans to ensure meaningful leadership development. You will also gain a community of other leaders who are on their leadership path and who can be a resource to you.

Become an exceptional leader

The leaders who join our course have one thing in common – they want to become exceptional leaders. They want to handle challenging leadership situations with integrity, have relationships built on authenticity and bring innovation and insight to their teams and organizations. They want their personal values to be aligned with the values and mission of their organizational culture. And they want their work and life to be integrated and balanced. Heart and Science of Leadership offers you 3 days to develop the EQ skills that are most important for becoming an effective and authentic leader.

Your leadership story

What story do you want your leadership journey to tell? What are the highlights, significant learning moments and lessons learned in becoming a leader? How do you to use your experience to guide and support your team and lead your organization?

The course gives participants a chance to say ‘This is what I’ve learned, my core values, important relationships, what I’m grateful for, who I want to become as a leader. This is the adversity I have faced and this is how it has impacted my leadership journey. This is what shapes who I am today as a leader and in life’. And you will have the opportunity to determine where you want to go next in your leadership aspirations.

A new leadership conversation

Being in a learning environment with other leaders is what this course is all about. You will grow and learn as a leader by sharing experiences and strategies through intentional and focused conversations. You will have opportunities to connect with other leaders who want to build a new leadership conversation – together. All of this is guided by connecting EQ skills and competencies with the four dimensions of leadership – Authenticity, Coaching, Innovation and Insight.

Course overview

As a participant in the Heart and Science of Leadership, you will complete the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment on-line and receive a comprehensive individualized Leadership Report. Prior to the course, each participant will receive an individual EQ-i 2.0 debrief session with one of the course facilitators.

The Three Day Course: This is your opportunity to deeply explore what it takes to be a transformational leader. You will discover and develop critical emotional intelligence skills that will take your leadership to the next level in a way that reflects your unique circumstances. And, you will have the opportunity to keep practicing these skills in a supportive leadership community.

After the Course: You will leave with a leadership toolbox that is full of insights, strategies, models, processes, new colleagues, commitments and action plans. And we will support your ongoing commitment to development with follow-up coaching (included in the course fee) and a group webinar, facilitated by the course leaders.

Benefits of the course

  • Using your comprehensive EQ-i 2.0 leadership report as a guide, you will draw from the clarity of the report and learn critical emotional intelligence skills such as self-regard, assertiveness, empathy, optimism and problem solving and understand how the emotions behind these skills impact many of our personal and leadership processes.
  • Time to pause and think: Does your life feel like it’s moving at lighting speed? Do you have time to reflect on the choices you make; the things you say and the things you don’t say; why you operate the way you do; see what you need to tackle and what you can leave aside for now; or contemplate your strengths and challenges?
  • Insights and reflections: The awareness you gain from the course will give you the clarity and confidence to strengthen your leadership and give you knowledge about yourself.
  • Tools and Plans: You will leave the course with innovative tools, best practices in leadership and a concrete action plan to ensure sustainable development. And you will have access to follow-up coaching to keep you on track.
  • Find your voice as a leader: With the EQ leadership model as a foundation, you will have intentional, focused conversations with the facilitators and other participants, develop greater awareness of yourself and others, gain clarity about what work/life balance looks like for you, and craft a leadership path that fits with your unique values.

Join the leadership conversation

“Wow, I had no idea! The course exceeded my expectations. This is a deep subject and I’m glad there is follow-up to ensure progress, change and development, which isn’t easy on your own.” – Cindy

“At first I thought that three days was a big commitment, but I couldn’t imagine it shorter with the amount of information and learning.” – Lori

“Thank you so much for the powerful, inspirational, three days. What a journey.” – Christina

Register for the Heart and Science of Leadership and you receive:

  • Comprehensive EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report and Debrief
  • 3 Day in-depth Leadership Course
  • Leadership Profile
  • Follow-up coaching session
  • Follow-up webinar with course participants

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

Parker Palmer

Upcoming dates


Calgary, May 13-15


To register for an upcoming course, call us, email us or visit our registration page.
Questions about the course? Please reach out info@eitrainingcompany.com

Course Price

Price includes EQ-i Assessment, Report, Debrief, three day course and follow-up coaching as well as light breakfasts, lunches and coffee/tea and nutritional snacks throughout the course.

$1395.00 (plus GST)

Earlybird Registration: $1295.00 (plus GST) four weeks prior to workshop

Jumpstart your leadership with Coaching

Coaching accelerates your ability to address the challenges and opportunities you are currently experiencing, and supports the application of learning through action. This is an optional add-on to the course.

Special pricing for leadership course participants only:

  • Two hours of coaching and unlimited email support monthly.
  • $300/month (based on a three month commitment).

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