In July, P4S participated in the 6th International Congress on EI (Emotional Intelligence), in Porto.
Throughout the four days of the Congress, researchers, university professors and consultants presented the most recent studies and methodologies in the area of Emotional Intelligence.
P4S presented two posters: (1) Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its use in Recruitment and Selection and (2) Case study of EQ-i2.0 application in a Pharmaceutical Industry company.
EI is an essential development factor in different areas and can be a predictive factor of success. In this sense, through the EQ-i2.0 model, we explored, in one of the posters, how it can make the selection and recruitment process more efficient, as it can be used in career development and soft skills training. Using this same model, we presented a study carried out in North America that allowed us to identify the EQ-i2.0 scales associated with greater success in professional areas such as Sales, Marketing, Management, Teaching, among others.
On the other hand, the second poster presented a program of leadership skills development in managers of the Pharmaceutical Industry, based on the EQ-i2.0 tool. Through the diagnosis and evaluation of the EI skills of the target audience, it was designed an intervention plan that combined group and individual sessions. The results showed that the overall EI score as well as the score of the subscales that were the focus of development registered a significant increase in all participants. This increase has also had a positive impact on the individual career growth and organizational change.
In addition to the work P4S presented, we attended papers sessions and workshops that explored several areas of Emotional Intelligence successful application, such as in the school context and in Health area. Exchange of experiences and know-how with colleagues of all around the globe enabled us to talk about the best practices in this area and to be increasingly certain that the development of EI competencies is crucial to well-being, happiness and overall success and can (and should!) be promoted since the early days.