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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


Experienced facilitators attend the EQ Train-the-Trainer Certification.

Directors, VPs, C-level

Learning and OD leaders at the Director, VP and C-level attend to experience the program first-hand in order to build an organization-wide learning strategy that incorporates emotional intelligence. They attend to plan return on investment, linkages to existing competency models, and global outreach and large-scaled implementation. Learning executives utilize the subject matter and leader materials for one-on-one coaching for high potentials and to provide sessions for key audiences.


Managers in learning and development, or managers with training responsibilities for their staff, attend for a wide array of reasons that span the management function: from strategy implementation like planning pilots and rollouts, to understanding the curriculum at a higher level in order to manage their training staff, to facilitating sessions of their own and learning to debrief assessments in one-on-one sessions.


External consultants typically attend because they either have a client with an upcoming emotional intelligence need, or they want to add new offerings to their toolkit. Consultants utilize the subject matter and leader materials not just for program facilitation, but for one-on-one coaching in EQ and leadership as well.

Senior Trainers

Trainers with extensive industry experience attend so they can immediately facilitate Discovering Emotional Intelligence programs, become the subject matter expert in EQ skill development, learn how to debrief the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal, and network with colleagues.


Professors in business schools understand that skills like emotional intelligence are valued by businesses and many MBA programs are incorporating emotional intelligence into the curriculum. Adjunct professors also teach courses to working professionals, while professors of psychology, communication, and even a few specialty majors, like nursing and engineering are incorporating emotional intelligence skills in undergraduate level coursework.