Emotional Intelligence

Friday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMGina Abudi

Being a project manager or business analyst can be stressful! Trying to keep the project moving forward while dealing with a variety of stakeholders can be challenging. The ability to perceive, manage, express and use one’s emotions in a positive way can reduce those frustrations and limit the stress. And, it enables us to more effectively communicate, engage and influence others.

We can’t begin to understand how to communicate effectively with others if we do not have emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is about interpersonal savvy – relating well to all types of individuals, establishing relationships and building rapport to achieve goals, using diplomacy and tact to solve problems and resolve conflicts on the project team and among project stakeholders.


Gina Abudi

Gina Abudi is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC., a woman-owned small business. As lead facilitator, consultant and change leader, Gina has led a number of strategic projects with mid- to large, global clients. She has created and owns the IP to over 60 workshops focused on critical skills development, management and leadership training which she delivers to a number of global clients.

Gina is the lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015) and the author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach (J Ross Publishing, 2017).

Gina is an adjunct faculty member at a number of colleges/universities in the Greater Boston area as well as in New Hampshire and Worcester. She received her MBA from Simmons University Graduate School of Management.