Emotional Intelligence Week 3


08.06 – 12.06.2020

“Emotional Intelligence – Smart strategy for Resilience at Work”

The team of the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence is pleased to invite you to attend the Emotional Intelligence Week in Bulgaria – “Emotional Intelligence – Smart Strategy for Resilience at Work”, which will take place from 08.06 to 12.06.2020 and includes several virtual events.

In times of new social reality and dynamic change, restructuring of business relationships and processes, remote online workplace, intense personal experiences and increased sensitivity to social responsibility, the events of the Emotional Intelligence Week will be dedicated to the connection between the emotional intelligence and the resilience skills.

Resilience enables individuals, teams and leaders in organizations to withstand unpredictable changes and highly stressful environmental factors.

The formula for business success has changed dramatically in the last three months! Until recently, we considered that it is related to process planning, timing, accountability, or achievement of long-term goals, but today business success is a result of emotional resilience, management flexibility and adaptability of people in organizations.

The events of the Emotional Intelligence Week in Bulgaria are in line with the new conditions of online presence and training. We will start on 08.06 with two webinar sessions provided by our two guest lecturers who are world-renowned experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence – Dr. David Caruso, co-author of the method for the study of emotional intelligence MSCEIT, Member of the Board of the International Society for Emotional Intelligence (ISEI) , Lecturer at Yale University, and Dr. John Pellittery, President and Co-founder of the International Society for Emotional Intelligence (ISEI) and Lecturer at the City University of New York, USA.

As participants in the webinars, you will have the privilege to attend a virtual lab for building resilience in the work environment. You will be introduced to new practically applicable methods for career adaptation, shared by Dr. John Pellittery. Through Dr. David Caruso’s leadership lessons on how to address the challenges through emotional intelligence, you will upgrade your skills to lead your business and people towards resilience, adaptability and development in the face of dynamic change.

In the period from 09.06 to 12.06.2020 a four-day Certification Vocational Training in Emotional Intelligence in two levels will be held by Dr. John Pellittery. The training program will provide participants with expert knowledge on empirically-based results on Emotional Intelligence, effective strategies and skills in its application in all areas of social life. The certificates will give legitimacy and opportunity for participants to develop and apply the knowledge of Emotional Intelligence in diverse work environments and conditions.

The team of the Foundation has an outstanding respect for all people who acknowledge that their most valuable resource is mental health and know that Emotional intelligence is a formula for achieving resilience in change, professional adaptation and career well-being!

Join the Emotional Intelligence Week in Bulgaria, organized by the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence to experience unique moments with us and learn more about the science of Emotional Intelligence!



“Emotional Intelligence – Smart strategy for Resilience at Work”

08.06.2020 – Monday

13:45 – 14:00

Registration for the webinar sessions

14:00 – 14:10

Welcoming speech, Antonina Kardasheva, Ph.D. Doctor of Psychological Science, Lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, Founder and Executive director of the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence, Bulgaria and National Coordinator for Bulgaria of the International Society of Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), New York, USA


14:10 – 16:10

„Resilience at work: Practical tools for career adaptation”, John Pellitteri, Ph.D, President of the International Society of Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), New York, USA, Associate professor in Counseling at Queens College, City University of New York

16:10 – 16:30

Q&A Discussion

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:10

A Leader’s Guide to Solving Challenges with Emotional Intelligence,  David R. Caruso, Ph.D., Affiliate Researcher at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Special Assistant to the Dean of Yale College and the co-founder of Emotional Intelligence (EI) Skills Group, USA

18:10 – 18:30

 Q&A Discussion

18:30 – 18:40

Closing the Webinar sessions

09.06.2020 – Tuesday

Professional Certificate Training – Level 1

14:00 – 16:00

Seminar session 1

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Seminar session 2

10.06.2020 – Wednesday

Professional Certificate Training – Level 2 – First Day

14:00 – 16:00

Seminar session 1

16:00 – 16:30

 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Seminar session 2

11.06.2020 – Thursday

Professional Certificate Training – Level 2 – Second Day

14:00 – 16:00

Seminar session 1

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Personal plan and professional development

12.06.2020 – Friday

Case Studies and EI Tool Application

14:00 – 16:00

 Video session and Discussion

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

EI Tool Application

18:00 – 18:30

Closing the EI Week and Certifications



A two-level Professional certification training in Emotional Intelligence from 09 to 12 June 2020 will be provided by Dr. John Pellitteri, President of the International Society of Emotional Intelligence, New York, USA.

The certificate workshop program is adapted at APA ethical and professional standards. The program will provide participants empirically-based knowledge of emotional intelligence, effective strategies & skills in EI-based interventions, and personal growth through experiential lab training in emotional awareness. The training is for professionals in the fields of:

  • education and learning specialties
  • mental health /counseling /therapy
  • organizational consultation/coaching/management.
  • business management /leadership/human relations

Certificates will enable participants to apply EI interventions in their respective disciplines and work settings.  The workshops are designed for those with basic and advanced knowledge in emotional intelligence and will teach concepts and strategies that can be applied to multiple areas of practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own emotional intelligence as part of the training process as they learn to use EI strategies effectively in their work.



Emotional Intelligence Foundations (6 Hours)


  • History, development and current issues of EI

This class will provide an overview and address current issues in EI. It will give a framework for understanding the components of emotions, review the history and evolution of the major models (abilities, traits & competencies). Current challenges with conceptualization and measurement will be reviewed.


  • (B) Developing EI abilities

This experiential lab class is designed to explore each of the four areas of the abilities model of EI. Participants will engage in experiential activities aimed to teach and to develop (a) emotional perception (b) emotional facilitation of thinking (c) emotional knowledge and (d) regulation of emotions. Development of these abilities will serve as a foundation for personal growth as well as for implementing EI strategies in professional settings.


10-12.06.2020 | Level II-ADVANCED CERTIFICATE:

Emotional Intelligence Assessment & Interventions (12 in-class hours plus 3 pre/post class hours)


  • (C) Lab in emotional awareness training 1

The experiential lab activities will involve interactive and interpersonal activities on both days of the level 2 workshop aimed to develop each participants’ EI. Personal reactions and emotional states will be examined during the activities for the purpose of practicing emotional perception, understanding characteristics of emotions function, and applications for using emotional information in professional practice.


  • (D) EI Assessment methods for individuals and environments

This section of the workshop will address the use of EI assessment methods as applied to individuals and environments. There will be a review and discussion of assessment principles in general and EI assessment in particular. Participants will be administered assessments (prior to the class) and learn to score and interpret the measures in the workshop.  In becoming familiar with the major EI assessment tools participants can begin to incorporate an emotional lens to their evaluation procedures.  [The workshop does not provide certification to use the MSCEIT.  This test would require additional specialized training]


  • (E)  Lab in emotional awareness training 2

This section is in conjunction with section D (Assessment) and will use the participants results on the pre-workshop measures as a basis for continued self-development.  Participants will identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in expanding their own EI capacities.


  • (F)  EI Strategies (General & discipline-specific)

This section covers general principles and strategies of using EI-based interventions in professional settings. Participants, through smaller group formats, will learn and develop specific strategies applicable to their own type of setting (educational, clinical, organizational, business). Case studies will be used and participants will analyze scenarios in order to apply assessment and strategies learned from previous sections.


  • (G) Developing and implementing an EI Intervention plan

Participants will work with instructors individually and in small groups to each develop a specific intervention plan for their discipline (education, clinical, or consultation -organizational). Plans will be aimed at facilitating positive changes using EI principles and will be a basis for integration into discipline-specific applications.



When the certificate workshop includes a specific group, then relevant issues, lectures, case studies and activities can be adjusted to meet the particular needs of the group.   For business groups, like any other group, there will be a general attention on establishing and maintaining overall emotional health as well as mood management and stress reduction skills for any situation.  More business-specific strategies will include:

  1. establishing rapport as part of client relationships and client satisfaction
  2. addressing clients with difficult emotions (i.e. annoyed, aggressive, resistant, demanding)
  3. problem-solving, emotional resolutions of conflicts
  4. addressing salesperson’s emotions regarding insufficient number of new clients or lost clients
  5. examining emotions and motivation
  6. improving relationships with co-workers and managers
  7. manager and leaders’ application of EI skills


Case studies, problem-solving exercises and role play activities will focus on typical and problematic types of interpersonal interactions between salespersons, clients, co-workers and managers in various business contexts. 


The training will be held in English, with simultaneous translation to Bulgarian.


International Society for Emotional Intelligence




Package WEBINARS and TRAINING – certification levels I and II – 755 euro