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Emotional Intelligence | Collective PME Package - Cove Conference TVL Series

By The Cove June 29, 2020

The Cove Conference Townsville was held in Nov 2019 at Laverack Barracks. 

The theme of this Cove Conferene was Know Self | Know Team and consisted of a number of lectures, small group work and panel discussions for junior leaders (LCPL / CPL) and members of the Queensland Police Service.

Following on from the conference, the Cove Team is releasing a series of collective PME Packages from this event. These packages have been designed to support collective PME across the Army. Each package consists of a short video compilation of speakers from the conference talking on a specific theme, a list of additional resources that provide more in depth reading and analysis on that theme, and a powerpoint presentation that can be used by commanders to facilitate small group discussions on the theme within their teams.

This collective PME package is based on the theme of: 'Emotional Intelligence'.

Emotional Intelligence

It is important as a member of the profession of arms for us to have emotional intelligence in order to understand ourselves and our team, including how they think and feel. 

This collective PME package includes a video of WO1 Jason Moriarty and WO1 Darren Murch talking about the four domains of emotional intelligence. This is followed by some additional resources and some indicative discussion points that can be used as a basis for small group discussions.


Additional Resources


Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, by Daniel Goleman

Full book on Good Reads

The summary from Four Minute Books

Audio book from Audible

Discussion Points

This PowerPoint Presentation provides guided discussion points on 'Emotional Intelligence' which can form the basis of small group discussions.


Was this collective PME package useful? How could we improve collective PME packages? We really value your feedback, so please let us know by submitting your comments below. 





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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.


Good videos, especially with the lack of interaction right now

1. Self awareness-5 i believe i am aware of my strengths and weaknesses and where i need to improve. 2. Self management- 3 i have high expectations for myself which can become negative if i don’t achieve an outcome, however i still manage myself well. 3. Social awareness-4 I understand social cues well and socialise effectively. 4. Empathy- 5 i can understand peoples point of view and what they may be feeling, this is effective when managing a subordinate. I understand when to be empathetic or stern when needed.

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