Webinar - “Emotional Firewalls: The Missing Layer in Cyber Secure Project Management”

Power Skills

In today’s digital-first world, cybersecurity threats pose significant risks to projects across all industries. There is a critical, often overlooked component of cyber resilience: the human element. "Emotional Firewalls: The Missing Layer in Cyber Secure Project Management" is designed to address this gap by integrating emotional intelligence strategies into project management practices to enhance cybersecurity measures.


Key Takeaways:


  1. Understanding Emotional Firewalls: An introduction to the concept of emotional firewalls and their importance in reducing the risk of data breaches as project management best practices.
  2. The Human Element in Cybersecurity: Exploring how human emotions and behaviors can impact project security vulnerabilities and how to manage these risks proactively.
  3. Building Emotional Resilience: Practical strategies for project managers and teams to develop emotional intelligence skills, fostering a culture of security awareness and resilience.
  4. Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: How project leaders can apply emotional intelligence to inspire and sustain a security-conscious mindset within teams.
  5. Case Studies and Applications: Real-world examples of emotional firewalls in action, demonstrating their effectiveness in bolstering cyber secure project management.


This interactive, 60-minute webinar will engage participants through insightful discussions, Q&A sessions, and actionable takeaways to apply within their own projects and organizations. Goal is to equip attendees with a foundational knowledge and skills to add an invaluable layer of security to their project management toolbox: emotional intelligence.




Time Slot

Name of Speaker


7:00 PM – 7:10 PM


PMI-UAE Chapter Introduction
Introduction of the Speaker

7:10 PM – 7:55 PM

Nadja El Fertasi         

Emotional Firewalls: The Missing Layer in Cyber Secure Project Management

7:55 PM – 8:10 PM

Speaker/ Moderator


8:10 PM -8:15 PM


Closing Remarks


Biography of speaker:

Nadja El Fertasi, founder of Thrive with EQ, is a Human Resilience Expert and former NATO senior executive renowned for her leadership in emotional intelligence and resilience. With over 20 years of experience across the civil-military sector and working with professionals from over 40 nationalities, Nadja has developed a deep expertise in crisis management and strategic stakeholder engagement. She is celebrated for her contribution to the field as one of Europe’s influential women in cybersecurity, featured in the book “Hacking Gender Barriers: Europe’s Top Cyber Women” by Women4Cyber. At Thrive with EQ, Nadja focuses on empowering leaders in critical services infrastructure to navigate digital disruptions and manage change effectively through emotional intelligence. Her work in enhancing leadership and resilience is recognized globally, making her a sought-after expert and speaker in these crucial areas.


Social Media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadja-elfertasi/ 

LinkedIn Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/28856830/admin/feed/posts/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NadjaElfertasi 

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Type of category: General Events

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: 20 June 2024

Hour: 7:00PM to 8:15PM

Registration close date: 20 June 2024 at 7:10PM

# of PDUs: 2


Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free