Developing Your EQ to RISE (Reach, Inspire, Serve, and Engage) with Traci Duez

Prework: Yes

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Practice value-based, decision-making techniques.
  • Assess communication and motivation styles and how they can develop a deeper emotional connection with others.
  • Demonstrate their ability to confront and handle difficult situations and comfortably handle the emotions of others.


Your technical skills helped you secure your first promotion, but these do not guarantee success in your leadership position, nor do they help you secure your next one. If you aspire to succeed in a leadership role, there’s an emotional element you need to consider. It’s what helps you successfully manage stress, collaborate and cocreate with others, coach team members, confront uncomfortable situations, and deliver feedback.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) goes beyond the administrative nuts and bolts of being a great project manager. It emphasizes how your emotions affect others and how you can use that knowledge to create positive outcomes—both personally and with the people you manage.

In this training, you will learn step by step how to expand your EQ to grow self-leadership and team leadership skills. There will be real-world examples and discussions about critical leadership practices and principles using the mathematically based value science of axiology. You will be able to put this new knowledge to work immediately in your career and personal life to RISE, that is, Reach, Inspire, Serve, and Engage.

All learners will be asked to complete an online assessment that will be used during the training. This assessment tool adds great personalized value as you will learn how to apply the principles and practices to your specific thinking and emotional habits.

Disclaimer: By enrolling in this training, learners agree to share registrant data ("data") with instructors for the purposes of customizing training objectives and providing assessments and strategies based upon their specific information.


Each learner will be required to complete an online assessment to measure their EQ and VQ (value-judgment quotients). The assessment report is used to customize the training to enhance current thinking and emotional strengths.



    • Why EQ Is Important and How to Develop It
      • Thoughts and emotions: The foundation of your actions and results
      • Using the TEAR model to achieve better results and outcomes
      • Your emotional vocabulary and how to strengthen it
    • Your VQ (Value-Judgment) and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Measurements
      • Understand your highest and lowest EQ measurements
      • Review your VQ profile results
    • Your Internal Dialogue
      • Developing your self-leadership and confidence thru neuro-axiology
      • Using your VQ profile to SHIFT your thinking
    • Reach and Inspire
      • Using DiSC to connect with your stakeholders
      • Understanding the seven key motivators to inspire and energize your team
    • Serve and Engage
      • Key steps to handling emotional situations
      • Discover the process for having team members own and be accountable for their work
    • Moving Forward
      • Creating the greatest net value (quality of life)
      • Making a difference

The course material really resonated with me, not just on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. I've learned so much within a short timeframe. The information received is invaluable and I feel very lucky to have experienced this course. Excellent!

Traci did an amazing job challenging us and giving us real life examples and experiences that we can use with us to truly control our own cognitive bias and perceptions.

Learned more than I could have ever imagined.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PfMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 14 0 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Traci Duez

Traci is a sought-after speaker in the project management community. She has spoken at over 120 PMI events in the past 6 years to over 14,000 project managers and leaders including 4 four PMI Global Congresses in North America and Europe. Traci earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then entered the master's program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University. She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels. She was a project manager for 17 years and a director of over 100 consultants for a nationwide IT consulting firm.

Training Information

2 - 3 December 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 21 October)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 21 October)
Government Price
Student Price

Please note that this training's cost will have a built-in $75 Course Assessment Fee on the registration platform.


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