School of Global Studies


Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Support and Manage Others

Thursday 4 February 10:00 until 13:00
Online (Zoom)
Speaker: Dr Natalie James, Professional Development Coach-Mentor and Trainer
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Support and Manage Others


Thursday 4th February 2021, 10:00-13:00




This participative workshop is aimed at researchers and early career academics who are leading, managing or supervising others or who aspire to in the near future.


Leadership and management are much more than simply setting a direction and getting things done.

To be an effective leader or a manager, you need to be able to understand, motivate, inspire and appreciate the people that you work with (and for) in order to achieve the best outcomes. 

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the role that emotional intelligence plays in the context of leadership, management and supervision. Participants will gain an introductory understanding of emotional intelligence and how it can be developed and harnessed to get the best out ourselves and those we support, lead or manage.

Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop participants will:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘emotional intelligence’ and the difference competencies and skills that underpin it
  • Have a explored a range of leadership styles and appreciate the scenarios and contexts in which they can be effective
  • Have an appreciation of how emotional intelligent approaches can support ourselves and others in identifying and achieving goals and recognising success
  • Have practical experience of supporting a colleague with emotionally intelligent mentoring & coaching conversations


Dr Natalie James is a professional development coach-mentor and trainer and holds a European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited qualification in Organisational Coaching and Mentoring. She is a practicing coach ( specialised in coaching for academic researchers and Higher Education professionals. She designs, manages and advises on University mentoring schemes and regularly provides training for professionals in coaching and mentoring skills. She is passionate about the value of coaching relationships for professional development and witnesses daily the transformative benefits of coaching for recipients.

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By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Friday, 27 November 2020

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