Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Big Think on FutureLearn

Build the skills to increase your emotional intelligence, improve how you collaborate, and develop a mindset to innovate.

About this course

Studies have shown a high correlation between career success and emotional intelligence (also known as emotional quotient, or EQ). Unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is a set of skills that can be learned and developed over a lifetime.

On this four-week course featuring content from BigThink, you’ll learn from some of the experts in EQ such as Daniel Goleman, Alan Alda, Kelly McGonigal, and Brian Glazer, to name a few.

You’ll develop a foundation in EQ, delving into each of the four domains of emotional intelligence. You’ll also reflect on a variety of experiences and perspectives to develop your skills practically.




Short Course
Experience Level
4 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

With a short course, you’ll typically deep-dive into a specific area of interest within a broader topic.

Short courses are typically between 1 and 12 hours in duration, and in the case of guided courses (i.e. with live instructors), are sometimes spread over a number of days or weeks. Most short courses are self-paced, which means you progress through a series of videos and projects at your own pace.

Depending on the institution and the platform, you may also get a certificate of completion that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Is this really 100% online?

This course is completely online, so you can study from anywhere! All you’ll need is a device with an internet connection, such as a computer or a smartphone. If the course has any live, instructor-led sessions, you may need a microphone and possibly a webcam to fully participate. The instructor will make you aware of this beforehand.