CJBE 20th Annual Meeting Creighton University

Experience level: 
Intermediate
Speaker(s): 
Nadeje Alexandre
William Weis
Authors: 
Nadèje Alexandre, Ed.D., William L. Weis, Ph.D

BRINGING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO THE JESUIT BUSINESS ACADEMY

ABSTRACT An innovative program for teaching emotional intelligence to graduate business students and their academic advisers is deepening relationships between advisers and advisees, raising self and social awareness in the advising space, and bringing a shared sense of civility to the greater campus culture. It further creates effective coaching opportunities in student/adviser relationships, imbuing those relationships with curiosity, caring, trust, safety and civility, as well as with a common language and common discourse built upon mutual respect, truth telling, and genuine empathy. This discussion looks at the visible outcomes for our students and advisers, both within the business school and across campus, from fourteen years of experience in emotional intelligence training at Seattle University. Key Words: Emotional Intelligence, Academic Advising, Resiliency, Empathic Listening, Mindfulness, Transparency, Self-Awareness, Student Development, Professional Development, Discernment, Reflection, Ignatian Examen