Lead with Heart: Tapping Into the Power of Emotional Intelligence for Project Leadership with Sunny Faronbi

Prework: Yes

What You Will Learn

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

  • Identify their emotions and those of others on project teams.
  • Demonstrate how to express their feelings and thoughts openly in a manner that will build trust within their project team as well as cope with stressful or difficult project situations in a positive manner.
  • Adapt their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to unfamiliar and unpredictable project situations and circumstances.


For every project manager, knowing the “hard” skills of project management is only the beginning. The most challenging part is building proficiency in such critical areas as leadership, communication, team building, conflict resolution, and negotiating for scarce resources or changes in scope. These skills contribute the most to the success or failure of any project. Project and program managers who master these skills are much more successful than those who don’t. The foundation for mastering these skills lies in understanding and harnessing the power of human emotions. This is where emotional intelligence (EQ) comes in. EQ is the ability to understand our emotions and those of others around us. It also includes the ability to use this awareness to manage our emotions and relationships. EQ affects how we manage our behaviors, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that help us achieve positive results. People with high EQ are very good at using empathy and constructive communication to create a collaborative and cooperative work environment. This group of skills is imperative for managing projects. Research has shown that EQ can contribute to as much as 58% of workplace success.

As a project or program manager, this training will start you on the path of cultivating the necessary emotional and social skills that will help you motivate your teams to deliver excellent project results. You will discover how to work more effectively with your team members, including those with difficult and high-strung personalities. You will also learn how to keep your emotions in check, defuse tense situations, resolve conflicts, and improve relationships within your project teams.

Learners will be asked to complete EQ-i 2.0 assessment and will work with their results during the training. Learners will be expected to complete the assessment approximately 1 week prior to the training and will be contacted by their instructor with further instructions.

The cost of this assessment is US$135.00 and is included in your training fee. The assessment cost is nonrefundable.

Disclaimer: By enrolling in this training, learners agree to share registrant data (“data”) with a third party, your instructor, for the purpose of customizing training objectives and providing assessments and strategies based upon their specific information.


Prior to this training, you will take the world-renowned Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) assessment and receive a personalized report. With your report in hand, this interactive training will help you evaluate where you are—and proffer specific behaviors and skills that will lead to increased EQ. As your level of EQ increases, you will begin to align yourself with opportunities that will give you success and increase your effectiveness in every area of your professional and personal endeavors.



    • Module 1 - Course Introduction    
    • Module 2 - What’s Your EQ?     
    • Module 3 - Whence Cometh Emotions    
    • Module 4 - Understanding Your Report    
    • Module 5 - Self-Regard      
    • Module 6 - Self-Actualization     
    • Module 7 - Self-Awareness   
    • Module 8 - Emotional Expression    
    • Module 9 - Assertiveness  
    • Module 10 - Independence     
    • Module 11 - Interpersonal Relationships    
    • Module 12 - Empathy      
    • Module 13 - Social Responsibility    
    • Module 14 - Problem Solving     
    • Module 15 - Reality Testing     
    • Module 16 - Impulse Control     
    • Module 17 - Flexibility      
    • Module 18 - Optimism      
    • Module 19 - Stress Tolerance     
    • Module 20 - Well-Being Indicator 

The instructor was amazing. He was engaging, entertaining, and really had a way of making the information come alive and be applicable to me personally. This is by far one of the best courses I have ever taken at a PMI training conference, Sunny is an excellent instructor and I look forward to the opportunity to take other courses from him in the future.

It was excellent content that I have not been exposed to before. The training was interactive and interesting. The instructor did an amazing job of presenting the material.

Sunny did a fantastic job teaching a very engaging and informative class! This is one of the better classes that I have had the privilege of taking.

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 8 6 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 8 6 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 8 6 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 8 6 14.00
PfMP® 0 8 6 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 8 6 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Sunny Faronbi PMP

A highly in-demand conference speaker and coach to project managers, STEM professionals and executives, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than three decades across four continents continues to provide him with a wealth of knowledge and skills that he frequently draws from. 

With an engineering background, Sunny began to learn what it takes to be a leader when he started leading teams of engineers and other professionals on projects across international boundaries. As a project manager, he realized that he needed improved communication and leadership skills. His search led him to find the strong connections between emotional intelligence skills and leadership behaviors. As he learned and refined these skills, Sunny saw positive changes in his professional relationships. With his growth in these areas, the need arose for him to share what he has learned in the areas of leadership, personal development and professional relationship building. 

Consequently, Sunny developed the passion to coach, mentor, teach, write and speak about leadership, communication and building trust within teams. He started Rehoboth Consulting, Inc. in 2009 as a platform for speaking, coaching and delivering seminars on leadership and emotional intelligence. Sunny’s experience includes the Service, Technology, Manufacturing and Food & Beverage industries. He has worked with companies such as Amazon, John Deere, Siemens, Heineken and Anheuser-Busch. 

An avid traveler, Sunny brings unique perspectives gleaned from real-world experiences. Audiences and readers alike love the practical applications he brings from his insights, including the role that humility plays in building relationships, accelerating careers, and improving personal well-being. 

Sunny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He’s a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holder since June 2006. Sunny is a certified Emotional Intelligence coach, and is a member of the John Maxwell Team of coaches and speakers. Sunny is also the author of Nothing Higher – Why You Need to Descend in Order to Soar (released June 2021). 

He is known as an engaging speaker and has received excellent reviews from his audiences. 

Training Information

24 - 25 June 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 13 May)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 13 May)
Government Price
Student Price

Please note that this training's cost will have a built-in $135 Course Assessment Fee on the registration platform.

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