The benefits of becoming qualified in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360
Do your colleagues or clients sometimes struggle to express their emotions effectively?
According to the EQ-i 2.0 model, emotional intelligence refers to a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. Emotional intelligence is important in the workplace with research showing that it is correlated with increased job performance, effective leadership, and improved wellbeing*.
One of the best ways to start developing someone’s emotional intelligence is to identify their strengths and development areas with an assessment. The EQ-i 2.0 assessment does just this by measuring an individual's scores in 5 areas; Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making, and Stress Management.
But what are the benefits of training to use emotional intelligence assessments such as the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360?
Develop your understanding of emotional intelligence
Becoming trained in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments provides you with the opportunity to upskill and enhance your understanding of emotional intelligence. The certification builds your confidence and knowledge so that you are able to interpret people’s reports and explain the impact this can have on their work. Additionally, the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 certification includes receiving your own emotional intelligence report, and a feedback session with an experienced consultant to discuss your results. This allows you to focus on your personal development and deepen your understanding of your own emotional intelligence.
Boost your credibility
The EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 certification is a widely respected qualification which can boost your professional credibility. For example, it demonstrates to potential clients that you not only understand how to use the tool effectively, but also follow best practice guidelines. It also shows that you use objective, scientifically validated measures to support your development and recruitment decisions.
Access additional support and resources
Upon completion of the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 certification, you gain access to technical coach reports. These reports provide greater insight into the individual’s results so you can deliver further value to your clients or colleagues. As part of your training, you will also receive the EQ Edge book which is full of useful emotional intelligence information and research. In addition, here at Psysoft, we provide ongoing complimentary support such as advice, webinars, case studies and marketing resources. As a qualified practitioner, you will also be able to purchase additional compatible products, such as EQ Extra, the Managing Emotions Workshop, and the Feedback Toolkit to support your use of the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments.
*MHS Staff. (2011). Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0) Technical Manual. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems Inc.