Mindfulness for Emotional Intelligence: Insights and Practices for Building Emotional Intelligence

This workshop explores the connections between mindfulness theory and practices and the building of Emotional Intelligence. Participants will engage in select mindfulness practices that promote greater competencies in these five domains of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and influencing leader and social skills.

Mindfulness is the state of being fully present in the given moment, of appreciating and experiencing the moment as it is, along with the people that are within it with you, and not being critical, either of self or of others. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to be fully aware of self and others in the moment and knowing what thinking, emotions, and behaviors would best serve the moment to best enhance the situation and bring about better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how mindfulness practice supports the development of emotional intelligence competencies.
  • Grow understanding of emotional intelligence competencies.
  • Engage mindfulness meditation and micro-practices as applied to specific domains of emotional intelligence.
  • Develop awareness of how mindfulness habits support leader development.

To inquire about bringing an NNU Workshop to your district or building, please contact the Center for Professional Development at cpd@nnu.edu.


Dave Covington

Dave is the Director of the Center for Professional Development and serves as an organizational trainer and coach in the areas of leader and team development. Dave holds a MBA and is currently working on his Ed.D. in Leadership and Professional Practice at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Students who qualify for and desire accommodations in this course due to a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, must follow the NNU Disability Services Policies and Procedures as put forth by the office of Disability Services. Any student may review a copy of these policies and procedures at http://casa.nnu.edu/disability-services. Call 208-467-8463 or email disabilityservices@nnu.edu for further information.