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The Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment (EiSA) is training tool that promotes individual and organizational success. Designed for management development training, the EiSA measures adult emotional intelligence on five scales: Perceiving, Managing, Decision Making, Achieving, and Influencing. The EiSA can be used as a standalone training resource or powerful complement to address leadership development, team building, and communication effectiveness.

A new way of measuring the key indicator of success

You've probably heard the buzz about emotional intelligence being a scientifically-proven predictor of potential, performance, and professional success. Those who are emotionally intelligent are able to manage their emotions to achieve goals, build relationships, and influence others. On an organizational level, this translates into better decisions, better teams, and better leaders.

The EiSA combines a self-assessment with a workbook and workshop to quickly identify emotional intelligence levels and provide a framework for discussion and growth. From new hires to senior managers, this tool can help anyone develop their emotional intelligence and improve their performance. It’s more than a measure of potential and performance; it’s a tool for true personal development.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the EiSA Self-Assessment in combination with the Participant Workbook and Workshop, individuals achieve greater awareness of their ability to manage and perceive emotions, and better understand the effects of their emotions on themselves and others.

This knowledge opens the door to increased emotional and social functioning by directing one’s developmental efforts to the areas of greatest opportunity and potential for growth.

  •       Discover the major components of emotional intelligence
  •       Recognize the behaviours and characteristics of an emotionally intelligent person
  •       Identify areas where emotional intelligence skills can be applied
  •       Evaluate personal strengths and growth opportunities
  •       Generate action steps to improve emotional intelligence and success

Theory and Development

The EiSA was developed using a thorough test process to ensure its effectiveness as a tool for personal and professional growth. The EiSA derives its theoretical roots from the vast amount of EI literature and research in the EI and training communities. The EiSA measures and addresses emotional intelligence on 5 key scales:

The ability to accurately recognize, attend to, and understand emotion.

The ability to effectively manage, control, and express emotion.

Decision Making
The application of emotion to manage change and solve problems.

The ability to generate the necessary emotions to self-motivate in the pursuit of realistic and meaningful objectives.

The ability to recognize, manage, and evoke emotion within oneself and others to promote change.

Uses for the Assessment

The EiSA can be used as a standalone training instrument, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive program on emotional intelligence. The EiSA can be applied as:

  • An effective component in training programs on related topics such as leadership, communication, and team building.
  • An addition to any program that focuses on interpersonal skills.
  • A tool for developing leaders to address the five emotional intelligence factors that will enhance their effectiveness.
  • A discussion starter with teams about team dynamics, especially communication, influence within teams, and intra-team behaviours.

How It Works

Built on a proven, scientifically verified framework, the EiSA is easy to use and requires no professional certification. First, the Self-Assessment accurately measures emotional intelligence on 5 scales: Perceiving, Managing, Decision Making, Achieving, and Influencing. 

The accompanying Participant Workbook and Workshop curriculum then enable individuals to become familiar with the concept, learn about themselves, and identify strategies designed to assist them in leveraging their strengths and, where applicable, find opportunities for improvement through development exercises and activities. 

If you are planning to use the EiSA in a classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debriefing, and action planning.

The EiSA Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session, from comprehensive background information and activities to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands the EiSA into a 1 – 1.5 day training program.

Time Required

Scoring: 20 minutes
Workshop: 1 – 1.5 days

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