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EQ Train-the-Trainer Certification

Level II: Developing Emotional Intelligence
Level II Developing EQ
This next phase of EQ skill development builds sophistication in personal and social competence. Ten hours of curriculum in 5 modules develop deeper understanding and advanced skills practice. Over 2 days, learn how to facilitate this program, expanding your offerings and expertise.

Phase 2 of Emotional Intelligence Skill Development:
Advanced Learning and Skills Practice

As a learning and development professional, you know that developing new skills in others doesn't happen overnight. Participants need several touch points over time where past knowledge is built upon, new connections are created, and real-life practice opportunities are made available. Developing Emotional Intelligence was created to follow Discovering Emotional Intelligence with this very goal in mind.

Developing Emotional Intelligence will push your participants to think in new ways about how their emotions operate day-to-day, considering the moments at work and in life that often go undetected or dismissed—and unresolved. Through the latest in adult learning techniques, Developing Emotional Intelligence will facilitate conversations, self-reflection, thinking, and skill practice to build savvier approaches to dealing with daily hassles and big challenges.

In 2 days (immediately following Level I: Discovering Emotional Intelligence), you will learn how to deliver the program and acquire the very best practices for how to use the modules to facilitate skill development. With your certification, you will receive 10 hours of advanced curriculum and learn about several proven design options in 1-day, half-day, and 2-hour formats, and identify the option that will best fit your needs. Learn how to access and use TalentSmart's participant learning kits, our license to use Hollywood movies clips selected for deeper discussions in your sessions, and a complimentary set of TalentSmart assessments for you to experience or share with your organization (a $700 value).

Exclusive Benefits with Your Level II Certification

  • 5 modules flexibly designed to fit your needs
  • 15% discount on every assessment purchase
  • Trainer consultations with senior TalentSmart staff
  • An open invitation to “refresh” and attend future certifications for free

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



  Level I
Level II


San Diego

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.