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Emotional Skills Assessment Process®

Front Covers of the ESAP® Assessment Vesions

The Emo­tional Skills Assess­ment Process® (ESAP®) is a cor­ner­stone pos­i­tive assess­ment instru­ment of Emo­tional Intel­li­gence Learn­ing Sys­tems, Inc.  The instru­ment was cre­ated orig­i­nally for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors in 1998 and now exists in four dif­fer­ent forms.  The orig­i­nal 213-item edu­ca­tion ESAP® is avail­able online and also embed­ded in the instrument’s authors’ book.  Two par­al­lel forms (ESAP-A/B®) may also used in pre– and posttest research designs.  Our short­est ver­sion, the ESAP-C®, or cor­po­rate ver­sion, was designed to engage employ­ees mean­ing­fully in busi­ness and work set­tings and includes an extended pro­file report for the self-guided or facil­i­tated learn­ing of ESAP skills.

Why Use the ESAP® in Edu­ca­tion & Train­ing Programs?

  • A pos­i­tive self-assessment to iden­tify cur­rent strengths and tar­get areas for focused skill devel­op­ment and/or change of prob­lem­atic behaviors
  • Research-derived with a long and sub­stan­tive research base and inte­gral for person-centered teach­ing and learn­ing for self and lead­er­ship development
  • A valid and reli­able mea­sure of con­struc­tive think­ing and emo­tional intel­li­gence skills that engen­der effec­tive and pro­duc­tive behaviors
  • ESAP skills pro­file is a map or guide for stu­dents to use for pos­i­tive self devel­op­ment and pro­vides the first essen­tial step for the Emo­tional Learn­ing System
  • Exten­sive research and expe­ri­ence over the last four decades sug­gest that skills and behav­iors mea­sured by ESAP are related to high achieve­ment and healthy outcomes
  • ESAP pro­file is the visual and cog­ni­tive model for devel­op­ing intel­li­gent self-direction for learn­ers in edu­ca­tion and train­ing programs
  • A reflec­tive learn­ing tool that is valid and reli­ably mea­sures how we cur­rently think about: (1) how we think, (2) how we iden­tify, man­age and express emo­tions, and (3) how we choose our behaviors
  • ESAP skills lead to intel­li­gent self direc­tion – the top pri­or­ity skill for effec­tive lead­er­ship and work in the 21st century
  • Doc­toral research links emo­tional intel­li­gence with aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment, col­lege suc­cess, per­sonal and orga­ni­za­tional excellence
  • Research stud­ies have iden­ti­fied the need to pro­vide emo­tional intel­li­gence instruc­tion to improve lev­els of engage­ment in learn­ing, aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment, pro­gram com­ple­tion, and per­sonal well-being
  • Emo­tional intel­li­gence and trans­for­ma­tive learn­ing are essen­tial for pos­i­tive per­sonal change. ESAP pro­vides crit­i­cal first explore step
  • ESAP is a learn­ing tool and a pos­i­tive assess­ment of cur­rent skills and pro­vides a mean­ing­ful way to explore the key skills for high per­for­mance and healthy outcomes
  • ESAP is a tool for under­stand­ing how your emo­tions work and how to gain the pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions of the emo­tional mind
  • ESAP is orga­nized around 4 skill com­pe­tency areas: Inter­per­sonal, Lead­er­ship, Self Man­age­ment, and Intrap­er­sonal Skills
  • Leads to adapt­abil­ity, healthy adjust­ment, effec­tive tran­si­tions for work and career
  • ESAP emo­tional intel­li­gence skills are related to achieve­ment, per­for­mance, healthy behav­iors, lead­er­ship, and well-being
  • ESAP Inter­per­sonal Skills teach the value and impor­tance of healthy and effec­tive rela­tion­ships as keys to suc­cess­ful liv­ing and work­ing.  The busi­ness of life is rela­tion­ships and rela­tion­ships are key to career, life, and lead­er­ship success
  • Lead­ing with emo­tional intel­li­gence requires a com­mit­ment to per­sonal excel­lence and to learn and model key lead­er­ship ESAP skills of Social Awareness/Comfort, Empa­thy, Deci­sion Mak­ing, and Pos­i­tive Influence
  • ESAP Self Man­age­ment Skills are essen­tial for high achiev­ing behav­iors, atti­tudes, and intel­li­gent self-direction.  Self Man­age­ment skills are key to high goal achieve­ment, per­sonal respon­si­bil­ity, and char­ac­ter development
  • ESAP Intrap­er­sonal Skills improve our over­all out­look in life, qual­ity of life, con­fi­dence, and sur­vival skills.  Intrap­er­sonal skills are essen­tial for per­sonal health, a sense of well-being, and man­ag­ing the pres­sures and stress of daily life and work
  • ESAP and Per­sonal Excel­lence Map are inte­grated in self and lead­er­ship pro­grams. Per­sonal Excel­lence Map and PEM 360 process for purs­ing per­sonal excel­lence and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment in orga­ni­za­tions are already used in mil­i­tary programs.

Edu­ca­tion Insti­tu­tions With First­hand ESAP® Experience

  • Abi­lene Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­sity, Abi­lene, Texas
  • Air Uni­ver­sity, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama
  • Coastal Bend College-Alice, Beeville, and Kingsville, Texas
  • Col­lege of the Main­land, Texas City, Texas
  • Galve­ston Col­lege, Galve­ston, Texas*
  • Hall­mark Col­lege, San Anto­nio, Texas
  • McLen­nan Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Waco, Texas*
  • San Anto­nio Col­lege, San Anto­nio, Texas
  • San Jac­into Col­lege, Hous­ton, Texas
  • Scott & White Med­ical Cen­ter, Tem­ple, Texas
  • St. Edward’s Uni­ver­sity, Austin, Texas
  • South Texas Col­lege, McAllen, Texas
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas State Uni­ver­sity, San Mar­cos, Texas
  • Tshwane Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Pre­to­ria, South Africa
  • United States Army Com­mand and Gen­eral Staff College
  • Uni­ver­sity of North Texas, Den­ton, Texas
  • Uni­ver­sity of the South­ern Caribbean, Trinidad

* Used as defin­ing ele­ments of the five-year Qual­ity Enhance­ment Plan (QEP) and accred­i­ta­tion process.