The PMO Meets Emotional and Personal Intelligence – Thursday 1st October – Virtual

In a special event on Thursday 1st October to mark the Major Projects Association conference fringe, PMO Flashmob gets emotional.

We’re delighted to have Geoff Crane join us to lead the session as we go beyond emotional intelligence to personal intelligence.

AdaptimistGeoff is a great friend of PMO Flashmob and joined the PMO Conference back in 2018. Here’s a little about Geoff:

As a pioneer in the field of motivational intelligence, he has written numerous articles on the importance of emotional and social skills in the workforce. Well-versed in the changing demands of today’s project-based work environments, Geoff spends his days helping leaders design and build a balanced repertoire of soft skills to help them achieve what matters most.

It’s also through Geoff’s work at The Trent University Emotion and Health Research Laboratory (EHRL) in Peterborough, Ontario that we’re able to bring a great session to you.

We’ll be taking a look at personal intelligence – learning about the components of emotional, social and motivational competencies.

Personal Intelligence

Here’s Geoff with an overview:

You’re likely familiar with Emotional Intelligence (EI), a constellation of abilities that allows us to make good decisions when confronted with emotional information. Recent studies into non-cognitive space, however, suggest that EI is not really sufficient to predict the tremendous variation in responses we observe when people have to make these decisions.

Through our laboratory work, we’ve come to learn that motivational competencies are just as important to these outcomes as emotional ones. They’re very different from one another, however, and so need to be measured independently. We’ve also come to recognize that the skills needed to experience emotions in ourselves is fundamentally and subjectively different from the ability to interpret these same emotions in other people.

It’s because of these observations that we’ve redesigned the measurement of non-cognitive competencies. We call our construct “Personal Intelligence”: an individualized collection of emotional, social and motivational competencies that all work together to help us find success.

After close to a decade of work, we are now unveiling an instrument to measure this construct: The Multidimensional Inventory for Personal Intelligence (MIPI). With it, we’re able to predict important outcomes that we could never before predict with EI measures alone.

We’re also delighted to offer PMO Flashmob participants complimentary online assessments and a 12-page feedback report that explains your scores in detail. We’re also giving away 10 free 30-minute one-on-one coaching sessions over Zoom!

Join the Session

On registering for the event you’ll receive a personal intelligence assessment to complete one week prior to the session (Multidimensional Inventory for Personal Intelligence™ (MIPI)) – watch out for the email entitled: Link to your private Personal Intelligence assessment

You’ll receive a private 12-page report which provides feedback on your own competencies.

During the session, we’ll explore the rolled-up anonymised group feedback to see how PMO practitioners collectively scored. It should provide some interesting and new insights for us all.


Just some of the questions we’ll be exploring in this evening session on Thursday 1st October from 6.30pm to 8pm.

As with all PMO Flashmob events, the content and activity is driven by PMO professionals for PMO professionals, so be ready to learn more about yourself, your peers and your PMO.

Join Us – Free Session

Register Your Place Today

About Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director at PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob and the best training company for PMO people in the world! She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast. Loves dogs and gin.

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