IMAGO is a learning organization that uses human-focused design to develop and deliver curricula, technology, and professional learning to students, faculty, and leadership to increase emotional intelligence.
Our online platform houses over 200 unique digital lessons. Whether you and your learners are interested in exploring Industries and Careers, or wanting to develop their emotional intelligence through social emotional learning, we’ve got something for you. Our Partner team works with each organization to identify which lessons are best suited for their needs, creating a starting place for their learners. Of course, the entire library is open for them to explore too!
Each lesson includes interactive study guide questions that engage learners and encourage them to reflect on course material. We also provide Facilitator Guides for a variety of lessons that includes activities and free resources that further expand on lesson content. Check out more about our library of lessons here.
Emotional Intelligence, or “EI” is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our own emotions, as well as recognize, understand, and influence the emotions of others. It was created by researchers Peter Salavoy and John Mayer, and popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.
EI is commonly understood as being aware of how our emotions drive our behavior and impact others (whether positively or negatively) and learning how to manage those emotions. Having a well-developed emotional intelligence means you’ll be better prepared for a variety of circumstances, from dealing with setbacks or challenges, giving or receiving feedback, or facing unexpected change.
Social emotional learning, or “SEL,” is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning provides this definition, along with the five major competencies of SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. In other words, SEL is the process by which we increase our emotional intelligence.
We like to think of EI and SEL in terms of the diagram at the top of this page.
By putting Emotional Intelligence at the intersection of self-awareness, social awareness, and life-long learning, we encompass all the major competencies at the heart of SEL.