Leading with Emotional Intelligence


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6 hours, C3

Course Overview

Effective leaders have the ability to influence others. To do so successfully they must understand themselves, the impact they have on other people, and embrace the simple fact that we are all different. Having Emotional intelligence (or EI) is seen by many as an essential ingredient for success in life. It has become increasingly prized by organisations as a quality that they seek and encourage in their management and staff.

EI is an individual’s ability to understand and manage their own emotions, and those of the people they interact with daily. Being aware of personal feelings, and how they impact on others is key to effective communication, interpersonal relationships, and leading staff in the workplace.

This highly interactive, fast-paced workshop will give participants a basic insight and appreciation of the key elements of Situational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and the benefits of fusing these together, while also identifying areas for further development. In so doing it will pave the way for Leading with Emotional Intelligence.

Key elements of the workshop  

Situational Leadership

  • Address the question: “what is the right style of leadership?”
  • Explore different approaches to leading & managing staff.
  • Linking approach, influence, trust, relationships, and performance through emotional intelligence.

Gain a clear understanding of Emotional Intelligence by breaking it down into its key elements and exploring how each element impacts leadership style.


Discuss the importance of giving time and attention to your own emotions. Being more aware of our emotional states helps manage them better.

Conduct an individual SWOT and look at approaches to help personal reflection.


Explore a range of different strategies which can help regulate our emotions.


Examine the importance of being able to see things from other people’s perspectives and considering their needs and feelings as well as your own.

Social Skills

Discuss the importance of good interpersonal / people skills looking at key aspects of communication and Influencing. 


Look at the influence and impact of motivation on our work and home life, focusing on the importance of self-motivation, optimism, and resilience.

Delivery Style

The trainer, Phil Kildea, will create a safe yet challenging, interactive learning environment where Learners will be encouraged to get involved and participate to their level of comfort. 

Topics will be presented in a realistic common sense and practical manner making it easier for Learners to transfer and avail of them in their current and future roles.

All Learners will be given time and encouragement to complete a provided action plan template.

All participants will be provided with copy of workbook, slides, and action plan templates.

Workshop delivery will comprise of a combination of   

  • Trainer presentations supported with slides
  • Discussions and debates on topics and issues raised
  • Regular Q&A and Review sessions 
  • Time for personal reflection and Action Plans  
  • Participant work groups (via breakout rooms) tasked with exercises

Trainer Profile

Phil Kildea is a trainer, business mentor and executive coach with over 20 years’ training experience. He works with clients from a broad range of industries in the private and public sectors. He specialises in Negotiation & Selling Skills, Management Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Development and Customer Care.

Phil has a very energetic, participative delivery style, and proactively encourages the best from his course participants. He has been successfully delivering Negotiations Skills training on behalf of Engineers Ireland since 2007 helping Engineers to develop and enhance their skills in what is an essential key competence.

He has several qualifications including a Masters of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Studies (1st Class Hons), a Graduateship in Marketing from MII, a National Diploma in Personnel Management, Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Certificates in Training and Continuing Education. Phil is a certified NLP master practitioner. He also lectures part time in Business Policy for the Institute of Public Administration.


  • Michael Geary, Bord na Móna: “Excellent material and delivery.”
  • “I found the course most interesting, brilliantly executed & delivered by Phil Kildea and interaction amongst participants was excellent. Very good and most relevant to my position in the Company I work for. I would highly recommend this course.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie