CSEAP Emotional Intelligence Cohort Coaching

Join our Next Emotional Intelligence Coaching Cohort!

CSEAP offers group cohort coaching in order to create skill development and peer connection among State leaders. Both experienced and developing State leaders are encouraged to participate in order to connect, learn, and build skill in areas of emotional intelligence (EI). This service is available to State employees and employees of participating institutions of higher education who hold supervisory responsibilities in their State leadership roles. 

We are currently accepting applicants for Fall 2024 Cohort, with a limit of 45 applicants. 

Please read through the following information and complete the interest form located at the bottom of this page. 

What is a coaching cohort? 

A coaching cohort is a group of supervisors, managers, and other leaders participating in the CSEAP Emotional Intelligence Coaching service at the same time. Participants will join the cohort during an 'open window' for registration, complete the Emotional Social Intelligence Competency Inventory (ESCI) 360 Assessment, and engage in both individual and group coaching sessions. 

Upcoming Emotional Intelligence Cohort Orientations: 

September 10, 2024 10am – 11am and September 19, 2024 3pm – 4pm.

What is the general process in order to participate in a coaching cohort? 

Typically, the process for participation is as follows: 

  • Contact CSEAP to schedule a brief consultation to gain more information about the service - see our contact information below. 
  • Participate in a launch orientation session to gather details about the ESCI 360 assessment launch process and information about EI (emotional intelligence) individual and group coaching sessions.
  • Make payment for the ESCI (a 360 assessment) as approved by your state employer. 
  • Participate in 1 to 3 individual coaching sessions with a trained CSEAP Emotional Intelligence Coach. In order to participate in the cohort (and receive the results of your ESCI 360 assessment), one individual coaching session is required following completion of the ESCI assessment.
  • Participate in 2 group coaching sessions. Group coaching sessions provide an opportunity to connect with other leaders, process shared experiences, and learn from your facilitator and each other.
What is the cost of the ESCI 360 assessment and coaching? 

The cost of the ESCI 360 assessment is $308 per participant. Payment must be made in order to launch the 360 evaluation process. Generally, participants seek approval and payment from their State agency/department in order to participate. Participants work with their agency/department to secure direct payment to our partner vendor, Korn Ferry (CSEAP does not accept payment for this ESCI 360 process). Occasionally, participants are interested in self-pay in order to participate - in this situation, participants make payment directly to Korn Ferry. Payment instructions are provided during orientation sessions. There is no cost associated with individual or group coaching sessions.

Tell me more about the ESCI 360 Assessment and the concept of Emotional Intelligence. 

About the ESCI

The Emotional Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) is an assessment tool used to provide 360 feedback to cohort coaching participants. You'll see that we refer to the ESCI as the 'ESCI 360', the '360', or 'ESCI'. This instrument was designed by Richard Boyatzis and Daniel Goleman and demonstrates reliability and validity as an evaluation tool. In order for this tool to be used most effectively, raters (those providing feedback) serve in various roles associated with the coaching cohort participant - these positions include leaders/managers, stakeholders, clients/customers (as appropriate), peers team members, and employees/supervisees. The ESCI tool also includes a self-assessment component completed by the cohort coaching participant. For more information about the ESCI instrument, visit https://www.eiconsortium.org/measures/eci_360.html.

Emotional Intelligence and ESCI Resources and Research

Various research articles and information about emotional intelligence for the workplace and the ESCI 360 inventory can be found at https://www.eiconsortium.org/index.html. A sample of the ESCI instrument can be found at https://www.kornferry.com/content/dam/kornferry/docs/article-migration/ESCI_Technical_Manual_nav_04052017.pdf. A review of various emotional intelligence rating tools can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6546921/.

Tell me more about CSEAP Emotional Intelligence Coaches.  

About our Coaches

CSEAP Emotional Intelligence coaches are trained and certified by Korn Ferry to interpret your ESCI 360 results and provide coaching in the EI competency areas of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Our coaches are trained to engage you to self-direct your path of growth and development. We're available to support goal-setting, offer education, and encourage dialogue intended to assist you in developing self-awareness and leadership insight. Coaches can also be available to consult or process challenging or difficult situations in which emotional intelligence competencies may be applied to encourage successful outcomes.

Is there any other way to participate in CSEAP Emotional Intelligence Coaching?

Team Group Cohorts

CSEAP works with agency leaders to develop group coaching opportunities - including a Talent Summary - for supervisors, managers, and other leaders serving on the same team. These opportunities are offered when CSEAP availability allows. The process for an agency team is similar to the process steps outlined for a general coaching cohort. The cost per team is based upon the cost of each ESCI assessment which is currently $308 per participant. 

Formal Coaching Referrals

Occasionally, Human Resource professionals in partnership with an appointing authority identify Emotional Intelligence Coaching to be a key element of professional performance development for a supervisor or manager. In these situations, an appointing authority may make a formal referral for individual Emotional Intelligence coaching. Availability of this service is based upon availability of a CSEAP coach. CSEAP is not able to follow specific performance evaluation timelines of the requesting agency. Please note that CSEAP does not provide ESCI 360 assessment results or detailed accounts of coaching sessions to Human Resource professionals or appointing authorities - this information is provided only by the referred participant at their discretion. 

What if I'm interested in coaching without the ESCI 360 assessment? 

If you are interested in professional coaching just not the EI Coaching Cohort service, visit our professional coaching page for information. State employees have access to 3 professional coaching sessions per rolling year. Professional coaching is free of charge to state employees. 

Interested in participating in our next Emotional Intelligence Coaching Cohort?

Please click on the 'EI Cohort Interest Form' button below. You'll need about 5 minutes to complete the interest form. Once you've completed the form linked below, you'll receive additional information from Maria Thomson, our Emotional Intelligence Coaching Service Coordinator. If you're interested in participating in our next coaching cohort, please discuss with your manager or appointing authority PRIOR to attending a required orientation session. 


EI Cohort Interest Form


Emotional Intelligence Coaching Program: Here's How it Works

Call CSEAP at 1-800-821-8154 to schedule a consultation with our EI Program Lead, Maria Thomson.

Engage in the ESCI. Arrange payment for the ESCI 360 assessment in order to acquire your current Emotional Intelligence EI rating.

Attend coaching sessions. Your coach will review your ESCI results with you and schedule up to five additional EI coaching sessions. Coaching sessions are free-of-charge and focus on application of Emotional Intelligence concepts to your unique workplace situations.

Coaching sessions are now available via video appointment.

Do you have questions? Call CSEAP at 1-800-821-8154 to schedule a telephone consultation with our EI Team Lead.

For more information about Emotional Intelligence coaching, complete our webform or call 800-821-8154 to schedule a 15-minute consultation with our Emotional Intelligence Coaching Service Coordinator:

Maria Thomson, LPC, Certified ESCI Coach

"We are being judged by a new yardstick: Not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise,
but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other."

Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman


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