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The Art of Diplomacy with Emotional Intelligence

More often than not, a project manager must rely on influence - rather than authority - to get things done.  As a project manager, you know that success often hinges on your ability to navigate complex human dynamics. In this interactive session, we'll examine the crucial role emotional intelligence plays in building strong relationships, navigating difficult conversations, and driving project success. We'll spend time developing your self-awareness so that you can adapt your mindset to different situations, allowing you to communicate and lead more effectively. You'll learn to recognize your emotional triggers, biases and blind spots. Join us as we deep dive this topic and start building new habits that will help you approach challenging situations with clarity and composure.

June 6
 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
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Roundtable Topics & Presenters:

Ariana Jahja Jasarevic
EDI Consultant

Ariana's insight and wisdom is born from her relentless pursuit of knowledge and experience coaching and developing more than 300 individuals throughout her career. With a background in psychology, neuro-informed coaching, human resources, and Steven Kotler’s Flow Research Collective methodology, Ariana helps executives and teams build self awareness and gain clarity to take strategic, aligned, and courageous action. Ariana has spent more than a decade at Washington University in St. Louis in the areas of HR, Recruitment, Career Coaching, Learning & Development, and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Consulting.

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Carolyn Eaton
WashU Instructor

Carolyn is a seasoned Director of Project Management with over 20 years of experience. She has led significant, enterprise-wide initiatives in Retail Operations, IT, and Finance, focusing on Process Improvement, Project Management, and Change Management. Carolyn is adept at identifying system and process enhancements, leading cross-functional teams, and implementing process improvements. She has successfully managed numerous multi-million dollar inventory optimization projects and is skilled in financial, data, and system analytics at the enterprise level.

Roundtable Host:

Jeff Vilmer
Leadership Development Facilitator & Coach
Jeff is an inspirational people leader, problem-solver and change agent. He cultivates a high-trust environment where he creates challenging, real-time growth opportunities for emerging leaders – formal and informal. Jeff applies a high-touch, adaptive feedback approach based on the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Model. Situational leadership is a practical, repeatable process leaders can employ to enhance their effectiveness when attempting to influence others.