Offering Dynamic Emotional Intelligence Education and Best Practice Selection Methods

Education Sector

Our approach: We partner with K-12, Colleges & Universities, and Graduate Healthcare Programs to

  • Select the best leaders and teachers - read more
  • Select the best applicants for your Graduate School Program read more
  • Certify your staff to administer, coach and train using the EQi 2.0 and 360 assessment - read more
  • Develop your existing talent through coaching and training programs - read more
  • Develop curricula and programs to infuse emotional intelligence learning into the curriculum – Keep reading!

Korrel Kanoy, PhD, and a college professor and academic administrator for 30 years leads this part of our work. Since 2012, Korrel has worked with over 20 K-12 schools, over 25 colleges and universities, and about 15 graduate programs. Korrel is a recognized expert in emotional intelligence.

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These are the 5 areas of emotional intelligence your students will learn!

  • Self-awareness about what triggers them, what motivates them, and how they respond to various situations
  • Communication skills to build collaboration, be assertive when necessary and listen effectively
  • Interpersonal skills to build connections and trust and work both collaboratively and independently as needed in the situation
  • Decision making to ensure they collect needed information, analyze it well, and make effective and objective decisions
  • Stress management skills including the ability to stay focused, stay positive and adapt to changes

Books by Dr. Kanoy (learn more)

  • The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success 
  • The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook
  • The Student EQ Edge: Facilitation and Activity Guide
  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children

Contact Dr. Kanoy for more information at kkanoy@developmentalassociates.com

Curriculum and Program Development

Working with your faculty and staff at the K-12, college and university, and graduate school level,, we will customize a curriculum or program for your students that teaches them emotional intelligence skills that are predictive of K12, college, graduate, and career success. 


Charlotte Latin School has enjoyed a long and beneficial relationship with Developmental Associates through its student leadership development program, Latin Leads With Honor.

Arch N. McIntosh, Jr.
Headmaster Emeritus
Charlotte Latin School

  • Wellness Curricula – K12 through graduate school
  • First-year Experience (FYE) Courses
  • Capstone Courses
  • Professional Development and Leadership courses
  • Any course focused on development of non-cognitive skills
  • Advising
  • Internships
  • Programs for Special Populations (e.g., honors students, athletes, Greeks, and more)
  • Student Leader Training
  • Brescia University (Canada)
  • Duke University
  • Goshen College
  • Indiana University Purdue University (IUPU)
  • Northeastern Arkansas College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ole Miss
  • Penn State Berks
  • Thomas University – Houston
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • Atlanta Girl’s School -Georgia
  • Ashley Hall – Charleston, SC
  • Barnhardt School -California
  • Bolles Academy – Florida
  • Charlotte Latin School – North Carolina
  • Cannon School – North Carolina
  • Covenant School of Matthews – North Carolina
  • Durham Academy -North Carolina
  • Friends School of Wilmington
  • Gaston Day School – North Carolina
  • Lake Lure Classical Academy – North Carolina
  • McDonogh School – Maryland
  • North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
  • Ravenscroft School – North Carolina
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • St. Martin’s School – Atlanta
  • St. Timothy’s School – Raleigh, NC
  • Trinity Academy – Raleigh, NC
  • Trinity School – Durham, NC
  • Woodlawn School – Mooresville, NC

Emotional Intelligence is a key component of our Physical Education and Health curriculum at Charlotte Latin School, taught in grades 6-9. A recent assignment asking students to identify how people around them are using Emotional Intelligence during the pandemic and quarantine period prompted students to reflect on the importance of flexibility, social responsibility and empathy, among other concepts. I am so thankful that our students had these proficiencies to help them during this unusual experience.

Laura Thomsen,
Physical Education Department Head
Charlotte Latin School


“Realizing the significance of social-emotional competencies for success in school, careers, and relationships, the Middle School staff at Charlotte Latin School called on Korrel Kanoy to design a continuum of age-appropriate emotional intelligence lessons for students in grades six through nine. Each year over these four years of immense changes and transitions for early adolescents, our students engage in non-threatening activities, film clips, and games as they practice skills that have immediate as well as long-term relevance. .

Debbie Lamm
Head of Middle School
Charlotte Latin School (1992-2017)

Graduate Healthcare Admissions & Student Development

Admissions

Do you sometimes find that you admit students into your graduate healthcare program and then they don’t perform well in clinical rotations? And, many of these students performed well in the didactic learning portion of the program. So, what’s wrong? Simply put, they lack the emotional intelligence skills to be successful as clinicians despite their academic skills. So, what should you do? You have two options:

  • Begin assessing these non-cognitive skills in the admissions process.
  • Help students develop these non-cognitive skills while they are in your program through training and coaching programs.

Most programs choose option #1 because they don’t believe their faculty have the time or expertise to teach the non-cognitive skills.

Here’s how it works:

  1. We interview selected faculty, staff, and/or clinical supervisors to determine what is derailing your students. Are they demonstrating unprofessional behavior? Arguing with their clinical supervisor? Not handling stress and pressure? Blaming others when they make a mistake?
  2. Then, we develop interview questions with specific rubrics that will detect these problem areas and also identify for you who has terrific non-cognitive skills!
  3. Finally, we train your faculty to use the questions and rubrics.

And, if you are interested in Option 2, we can provide emotional intelligence coaching for your students or infuse emotional intelligence skill learning into existing courses.

We have worked with medical schools, CRNA programs, DNP, PT, OT, and PA programs. Here’s a representative list of our graduate healthcare clients:

  • Duke University Nursing School
  • East Carolina Brody School of Medicine
  • Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady University
  • Loma Linda University, California
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Oakland University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • U. of Nebraska Medical Center
  • U. of New England
  • U. of South Florida