Strategies and Techniques for Recognition, Career Success and Advancement for the PM

Business Acumen


Today’s project managers are in a demanding situation. They typically have high responsibility with limited authority and tend to be blamed when their projects encounter problems. Very frequently, they do not receive the recognition that they deserve and career advancement opportunities that they have earned. 

Join us on September 11 as we discuss strategies and techniques that have worked for successful project managers who have been recognized for their contributions and have climbed the corporate ladder.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance People and Communication Skills: Understand the importance of fitting into workplace culture, mastering the language of advancement, and recognizing the impact of behavior on professional relationships.

  • Strategic Professional Development: Learn how to highlight accomplishments, create a success plan, and invest in the growth of your team to foster collective success.

  • Cultivate Positive Workplace Practices: Identify the pitfalls of negativity, embrace a data-driven approach to decision-making, and develop the habit of under-committing and over-delivering.

  • Develop Key Qualities for Success: Discover the complementary traits to intelligence, such as decisiveness and reliability, that contribute to long-term professional achievements.



1.0 (Business Acumen)



6:30 PM - Welcome and Opening

6:35 PM - Presentation

7:35 PM - Q&A

7:55 PM - Closing Remarks & Prize Draw

8:00 PM - Conclude


Registration Deadline:

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 11 2024, at 6:30 p.m.



(Subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering): $5.00

Non-Members and Guests: $20.00


Mark Hehl:


Mark Hehl is a consultant, author, and project manager. He is former corporate executive and author of the book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant which chronicles his project management experiences at various worldwide locations.  His efforts have helped companies successfully set up and improve operations in various countries including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Korea, The Philippines, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, The USA and Ecuador.  These projects have resulted in significant reductions in operating costs along with improved schedule performance, service levels and quality. In recognition of his contributions, the Timex suppliers in China honored him with the award of the Chinese name: Ho Man Kai.   

Mr. Hehl holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a MS Degree in Management and Behavioral Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He has taught management, behavioral science and international business courses at Harper College. Mark is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter at various worldwide locations. He has conducted multiple webinars for Industry Week. Mark is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and is listed in the United Who’s Who Executive Directory.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please see the PMI Toronto Cancellation and Refund Policy for further information. Any exceptions for this event would be listed above this clause.

Photography and Filming Policy

Photographs, audio, and video are sometimes captured during PMI Toronto events. By registering, attendees hereby grant permission to photograph and record them at events, and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, social media, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Register for this event
Register for this event


Type of category: PMI Chapter Events

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: September 11th, 2024

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Registration close date: September 11th, 2024 at 6:30PM

# of PDUs: 1



Non-Members & Guests: $20.00