Search Inside Yourself

  • 15 Hours
  • Lisbon or online
  • On site workshop or distance learning programme
  • tba
Search Inside Yourself

A certified programme on Emotional Intelligence by the SIY Leadership Institute, delivered in a two-day interactive, highly dynamic in-person workshop.

Emotional Intelligence – the ability to perceive, use, understand and manage emotions – is increasingly regarded as a plus in a teacher’s qualifications, and the recovery from the harm caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the well-being of the educational community has made it critically important.

The “Search Inside Yourself” programme covers the essentials of Emotional Intelligence. It was developed and tested at Google with the support of leading experts in neuroscience, and will be delivered by facilitators certified by the SIY Leadership Institute, an independent non-profit organization.


You believe that the ability to constructively manage your emotions is paramount to your success as an educator and a leader. You strive to align your values with your work and to be authentic and empathetic in your rapport with young people and other adults. You would welcome an opportunity to develop your emotional self-awareness, your empathy, your mindfulness and your resilience.

At the end of this programme, you will have developed reliable approaches to improve your intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, including self-awareness and concentration, self-management, empathy and mindful communication, as well as stress management and resilience.

Emotional Intelligence: definition, benefits and how to develop it. Fundamentals of neuroscience and mindfulness.

Self-Awareness: definition and how we can develop this key foundation domain of Emotional Intelligence.

Self-Management: how to skilfully manage one’s intense or persistent emotions and move from reaction to constructive action.

Motivation: aligning values with work, setting goals and developing resiliency to recover from setbacks.

Interpersonal skills:  why awareness of others/empathy is important for working together and how to cultivate it.

Leadership: integrating all domains of Emotional Intelligence to communicate with insight. Leading with compassion (ourselves and others).

This is a highly dynamic workshop, laden with exercises, group discussions, practice and analysis of specific situations, self-assessments and other opportunities for interaction as well as reflection.

The workshop is being offered in residential format, on two consecutive days – October 21 and 22 – from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:30  WEST (UTC+01:00).

Rita Cabaço, Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher.

On site workshops will be held in Lisbon or Cascais (Greater Lisbon Area), Portugal.
The exact location, as well as accommodation options, will be announced in due course.

This is an invitation-only programme. Please contact us to let us know of your interest (click the red button).

Dates for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced shortly.