Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers - Nice to Have or Necessity

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Event Date
Start At : Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:00am
End At : Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers  - Nice to Have or Necessity

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

  • Register online; or
  • Register by phone at 703-878-5770
    Reference course code BUSC 1494 70W

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out weeks in advance.


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Course Length: 7 hours – from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Woodbridge Campus
Room WAS-0114
15200 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

Driving Directions

Registration and Costs

$335 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-878-5770. Reference course code BUSC 1494 70W

About the Course

Course Description:

Technical know-how is important to projects, but it is not the only factor critical to success. Interpersonal skills can make a significant difference in planning, communicating, collaborating, resolving conflict or most other aspects of leading people to meet the project goals. This is especially critical in today’s environment, where priorities are always competing, continually changing, and cross-functional collaboration is the basis of most projects.

This one-day workshop uses the EQi tool from Reuven Bar-On to measure participant’s emotional intelligence in the following areas:

  • Self Perception Composite (Self Regard, Self Actualization & Emotional Self Awareness)
  • Self Expression Composite (Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, Independence)
  • Interpersonal Composite (Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, Social Responsibility)
  • Decision Making Composite (Problem Solving, Reality Testing, Impulse Control)
  • Stress Management Composite (Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Optimism)

The course will focus on a combination of delivery of information and exercises to help participants develop their EI in the above areas. The exercises will be designed for the challenges that Project Managers face, and help participants develop practical strategies for getting better outcomes for project delivery.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Identify your own emotions
  • Identify the emotions of others
  • Use the information in your emotional reaction to manage project success
  • Engage the emotions of others to get better results
  • Practice empathy to increase productivity
  • Tools for increasing collaboration
  • Approach difficult conversations in a constructive manner
  • Leverage curiosity rather than judgment 

About the Instructor

Karen Davey-Winter, PMP, ACC
Work Life Perspectives, LLC
Karen Davey-Winter, PMP, ACC

Karen Davey-Winter is an Executive Coach/Management consultant who created her own business, Work Life Perspectives LLC, to leverage her leadership, coaching, project management and consulting experience to help individuals, teams and organizations improve their effectiveness. She is the author of ‘Life is a Road Trip; A journey into mindfulness’, as well as numerous articles on emotional intelligence, team effectiveness and change leadership.

Karen began her career in IT more than 20 years ago. She has held a variety of leadership roles for small and large organizations, including more than 10 years in Healthcare IT. She was on the senior leadership team of a $5.2 billion project, and has led teams of over 150 people, often in complex matrix environments.

Karen’s background has given her a deep understanding of the complexities of large organizations, the challenges of matrix environments and the pressure that large system and organizational changes can exert on individuals, teams and organizations. She has always had a passion for building teams, mentoring her staff and creating cross-functional collaboration to meet a common goal.

Karen moved to the US from the UK more than 15 years ago, and she has also lived in Australia, Germany and Norway. As a result, she understands the complexities of living and working in different cultures. She is passionate about helping global teams become more effective and helping individuals adapt to different cultures.

Karen is an ICF credentialed Executive Coach. She is also certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, EQi and Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire (CWQTM) assessment tools.  She graduated from Georgetown University with a Post-graduate certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership.

Karen lives with her twelve-year-old son in Kensington, MD.


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