Emotional intelligence (Goleman 1995) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Communal intelligence is a person’s ability to understand and value individual and community relationships in their social and cultural contexts. It applies Arnold Mindell’s Deep Democracy levels and phases to foster diversity consciousness and social justice. In this session we will explore how to practice communal intelligence in individual and organizational contexts as well as how to use it to promote change in big systems such as health care. We will also look at what it means for an international organization such as IAPOP to implement an E&I lens.