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WHAT IS SOCIAL AWARENESS?
SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – WHAT DOES SOCIAL AWARENESS LOOK LIKE?
This post is a continuation of the virtual training resource on Social Awareness for Emotional Intelligence which can be used as part of a management development session on emotional intelligence for first-line managers. You can read about the previous part of the session here.
In this part of the session, you will explore what social awareness looks like (and what it does not look like). To do this the participants will do an activity where they think about a person whom they believe has social skills and what that person does.
Then they will read some information about two people with a good level of social awareness.
Tell them that:
- We’ve just reviewed what social awareness is, but we also want to discuss what social awareness looks like in practice.
- I’m sure you all know people who have good social skills. People that make you feel comfortable in their presence and at the same time understand and connect to you.
- I’m going to put you into small groups to think about such people and write down what they do that shows they have great social skills.
- There is some information in your workbooks for this activity. It’s the part of your workbook titled – WHAT DOES THAT “SOCIALLY AWARE” PERSON DO?
WORKBOOK – WHAT DOES THAT ‘SOCIALLY AWARE’ PERSON DO?
Use the ‘breakout rooms’ feature to put them into small groups. No group should have more than four people. Give them 7-minutes for the activity.
When their time is up, stop them and bring everyone back to the main room.
Allow each group’s spokesperson to give their feedback and you should note down what they say.
When they finish presenting their feedback from the activity, type out a concise summary of what they said in the chat window and allow them to quickly read it in about 90-seconds.
After that thank them for doing the activity and let them know that before you start looking at some actions they can all take to develop their social awareness, you want to show them what some team members said about their manager who has a good level of social awareness.
Direct them to the section in their workbooks titled – WHAT DOES SOCIAL AWARENESS LOOK LIKE?
WORKBOOK – WHAT DOES SOCIAL AWARENESS LOOK LIKE?
Give them 3-minutes to read the information there.
After they finish reading the information, ask them for any comments or questions regarding what they just read
Listen to any they have and respond appropriately.
After that let them know that you now want to share with them actions they can all take to improve their social awareness.
Move on to the next part of the session titled, Actions for social awareness.
The next post will deal with the part of the session which focuses on actions the participants can take to develop their social awareness.
TRAINING ACTIVITY – SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – WHAT IS SOCIAL AWARENESS?
In this part of the session, the participants will discuss what social awareness is by reading some information and summarising it. Direct them to the part of their workbooks titled – WHAT IS SOCIAL AWARENESS?
WORKBOOK – SOCIAL AWARENESS
Tell each of them to read the information there. That should take them no more than 5-minutes. After 5-minutes, stop them and let each person write a summary of what they read in the chat window. Give them another 3-minutes to do that.
Read through their summaries quietly so you don’t distract them and encourage them to read through each other’s summaries too. When the time is up, stop and thank them for doing the activity.
Then let them know that you now want to move on to answer the question, what does social awareness look like?
The next post will focus on the part of the session that explores what social awareness looks like in practice?
TRAINING ACTIVITY – SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – INTRODUCE THE SESSION
This is the opening part of the training session. There is a previous post that gives an overview of the session. You can read that post here.
Introduce the session by sharing the learning objective with them. Display the slide titled – LEARNING OBJECTIVES.
Then tell them that:
- Social awareness is the third component of emotional intelligence. It is also the first and foundational component of social competence when it comes to emotional intelligence.
- In this session, we are going to discuss what social awareness is.
- We will also identify some actions we can take to develop our own social awareness.
Ask them for any questions and/or comments about what you just told them. Listen to any they have and respond appropriately.
Then move on to the first part of the session – what is social awareness?
In the next post (and part of the session), we will focus on helping the participants understand what social awareness is. The aim is to ensure that the participants are able to describe what social awareness is.
TRAINING ACTIVITY – SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – ABOUT THE SESSION
Social awareness is the third component or behaviour of emotional intelligence. It is also the first and foundational component of social competence. In this session, participants will explore some actions they can take to develop their social awareness so they can become more emotionally intelligent.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- describe what social awareness is, and
- identify actions they can take to develop their social awareness.
- Read through all the resources (facilitation guide, workbook, and presentation) to understand how they all work together to deliver the session.
Participants should know what emotional intelligence is, its four components or core behaviours, and have an understanding of self-awareness and self-management.
PARTICIPANTS GROUP SIZE
Up to 16 people
In the next post, we will introduce the session and share the learning objectives.
SIX ACTIONS FOR DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL AWARENESS
Social awareness is the first interpersonal competency of emotional intelligence (read about it here). The other interpersonal competency is relationship management (read about it here). Unlike the personal competencies, self-awareness (read about it here) and self-management (read about it here), which focus on the person, social awareness focuses on other people. It is about how we take the time to understand others so we can relate with them effectively.
Following are six actions we can take to develop our social awareness.
WHAT IS SOCIAL AWARENESS?
Social awareness is the third component of emotional intelligence (EI). While the first two components, self-awareness and self-management, are personal competencies of EI, social awareness together with the fourth component, relationship management, are social competencies because they are about other people. The personal competencies of EI focus on developing your own EI skills, and the social competencies focus on how you engage with others effectively.
Today’s leadabyte describes what social awareness is.