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EQ Train-the-Trainer Certification

Level I: Discovering Emotional Intelligence
Level I Discovering EQ
One day of curriculum focused on increasing EQ skill levels using our 66 best proven strategies. Over 2 days, learn how to facilitate this program, and become the EQ expert for your organization or clients.

Learning About Emotional Intelligence Just Isn't Enough

Participants need to be engaged in their learning and given a clear, practical pathway to build new skills. Discovering Emotional Intelligence does just that. Since 1996, we've been developing and testing this curriculum with our own clients, and have packaged for you only what works best. We use the latest in experiential activities, based on science but adapted to be simple and active for all learners.

Facilitators and coaches also need to be engaged and given a clear path to becoming a subject matter expert in emotional intelligence. In 2 days, we will arm you with everything you need to bring emotional intelligence skill development to your organization or clients, including 7 hours of proven curriculum, access to participant learning kits, and a license to use Hollywood movies clips selected for deeper discussions in your sessions. You'll also receive complimentary TalentSmart emotional intelligence assessments for you to experience or share with your organization (a $700 value).

Lifetime Benefits to Support You

  • No annual fees to maintain your certification status
  • An open invitation to “refresh” and attend certifications for free
  • Consultations with senior TalentSmart staff for your design and delivery questions
  • TalentSmart Certified Trainer Newsletter shares best practices for delivering and marketing your program

Level I Certification is 2 days. Here's what to expect:



  Level I
Level II


San Diego

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Level I
$ 3,995

Level II
$ 3,995

Levels I and II
$ 6,995


On Day 2, learn to facilitate the program and debrief the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal.
  1. Master what you need to know about four core skills so you become the go-to EQ development resource
    Understanding the agenda and how to run your own session is essential, but it's just part of what you'll learn. Work closely with the extensive resources provided in your leader materials so you can become a subject matter expert on emotional intelligence skill development—not just a facilitator.
  2. Learn to lead discussions using Hollywood movies and TalentSmart leader briefs
    Creating an open, challenging, safe dialogue around our curriculum often means you have to be confident enough to improvise and deviate from the script. Use our movies and briefs to look at the four emotional intelligence skills from several angles so you are prepared to lead productive discussions.
  3. Get your assessment and emotional intelligence training questions answered
    "Why should I assess myself?" and "Can emotional intelligence really be measured?" are two common questions that you will hear in your own sessions. Listen and learn the answers to these questions and more from our expert emotional intelligence assessment design team.
  4. Plan your program implementation and prepare for your first session with colleagues
    TalentSmart will share tips and ideas for implementation, discuss design options, and explain how to overcome common hurdles in emotional intelligence pilots and rollouts. With this in mind, create your plan of action with colleagues so that by the end of the session, the hard work is done.
  5. Meet members of the TalentSmart team to hear about industry trends and best practices in EQ skill development
    TalentSmart will share our latest emotional intelligence knowledge on areas that matter to you, your clients, and your participants. Learn what we're seeing and hearing in the industry and how it affects you.