Emotional Intelligence

Workforce Development

Enhancing Professional Development in Summit County

The Akron Urban League identified emotional intelligence as a key to improving the ability of an individual to not only obtain a job but also to retain employment and pursue a long-term career.

Wanting to include this in our training and development programs, we identified a best-practice methodology to incorporate this training in all of our job readiness and workforce development programs. We are now offering it to all Summit County agencies and organizations. Using evidence-based training, we can enhance the professional development and long-term investment employers make when hiring and training employees.

Who Needs Emotional Intelligence Training?

  • Those who assist others in obtaining education, housing, employment
  • Those who employ a diverse population
  • Those who are seeking to build better communications in organizations, families, among friends

Akron Urban League will provide personal empowerment training, specifically focused on emotional intelligence to any agency, corporation or organization in Summit County.


The required training is 24 hours over a 30-day period. Participants must attend 8 hours weekly over a 3-week period, two 4 hour sessions on Thursdays and Fridays. All training for any one employee must take place in consecutive sessions within one month selected.