An emotional intelligence training game, Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is a computer-based management development training game for teams, employees, leaders, and managers to learn and practice emotional intelligence skills for better communication, leadership, decision making and interpersonal relationships.

Emotions are a part of our everyday lives, both at home and at work.  Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to comprehend your emotions and manage them effectively.  Research shows that people who have a high level of emotional intelligence are stronger leaders, better decision makers, foster better relationships, and increase team efficiency in the workplace.  It also suggests that EI is a more accurate predictor of success at work and in life than the more traditional IQ test.

The good news is that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be developed and improved.  Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is a new computer-based training game that offers a fun and interactive way to learn about – and practice – 5 core skills of emotional intelligence:

  •      Awareness of Self
  •      Awareness of Others
  •      Actions of Self
  •      Interactions with Others
  •      Resilience

Learning Outcomes

  •      Increase knowledge about emotional intelligence
  •      Learn how emotional intelligence can influence success in the workplace and personal life
  •      Find out how to apply emotional intelligence skills in common, everyday situations
  •      Learn about strategies for developing emotional intelligence

Theory and Development

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World provides skill development learning in five core components of Emotional Intelligence; Awareness of Self, Actions of the Self, Awareness of Others, Interaction with Others, Resilience.

1) Awareness of Self

The ability to identify emotions in yourself and to perceive the impact you have on others.

2) Actions of Self

The ability to manage and express a range of emotions appropriately, thus maintaining your equilibrium even under stress.

3) Awareness of Others

The ability to identify and understand what others are feeling as expressed through their words, actions, facial expressions, and body language.

4) Interactions with Others

The ability to utilize awareness of others’ emotions to build relationships, teams, and support networks.

5) Resilience

The ability to learn from mistakes, recover from setbacks, be optimistic, and maintain equilibrium despite life’s inevitable changes and challenges.

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World offers multiple applications, including:

  •      Skill development for employees and front-line managers
  •      Primer emotional intelligence for students in colleges and universities
  •      An introduction to emotional intelligence within an organization
  •      A standalone team building activity
  •      A component of a team or leadership development initiative

How it Works

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is an interactive computer-based team game built on the PowerPoint platform. Fast-paced challenges relating to the five dimensions of emotional intelligence make for exciting game play as teams of up to six players per computer work together on a group project.  The goal is to earn enough points to complete a 30-piece puzzle by correctly responding to seven different types of challenges.  Unexpected Life Events (ULEs) randomly intervene, which either add or subtract puzzle pieces from the project. The game ends when a team completes the puzzle project, or runs out of time. At the end of the game, players learn their performance statistics, including an Overall Emotional Intelligence Awareness Rating, a Team Performance Score, and an assessment of how frequently the individuals players choose to act independently or collaboratively. 

Challenges include:

  • What Would You Do?: Multiple choice scenario-based challenge.
  • Picture This!: Identify the emotion displayed in an image.
  • Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence: Choose the appropriate activity that will enhance a particular dimension of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Survey Says: Identify the top answer in response to a survey question.
  • Decisions! Decisions!: Work as a team to reach a majority decision.
  • What am I Feeling?: Participants act out emotions for the rest of the team to identify.
  • From the Heart: Each team member speaks for a certain amount of time on a given topic.

What to Order

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World can be run with up to 6 people per computer. 

License for Unlimited Enterprise Installations

Install on an unlimited number of computers within one organization and train an unrestricted number of participants.

When you purchase Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World, you receive three separate PowerPoint files:

  •      An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  •      The EI Game
  •      Game Debrief

Also included is a reproducible Personal Development Guide, which can be freely distributed to participants. The guide includes a summary of the five EI dimensions introduced in the game, plus suggested development and personal growth activities for each of the dimensions.

Time Required

2 hours