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Interactive Workshop: Learn How to Support Your Projects for Success


Knowing project management principles and understanding how to apply them is becoming an important skill set in the workplace.

Often, mission-critical projects are managed internally and employees divide their time between day-to-day responsibilities and advancing projects. In addition, project sponsors often underestimate their contributions needed to achieve project success. This can be stressful, lead to misunderstandings and overall project delays.

The objective of this workshop is to define the critical role of the project sponsor and how the project sponsor can support the project team throughout the project management life cycle. This interactive workshop will help project managers and their teams to build meaningful relationships with their project sponsors, regardless of the project management methodology.

Learning Objectives

  • Setting the stage on project management
  • Understanding the role of the project sponsor
  • How project sponsors can support project teams throughout the project life cycle/sprints
  • How to engage with “absent” project sponsors
  • The importance of communication and creating a positive project climate


7:30 PM - Presentation

8:45 PM - Q&A


Gabriele Maussner-Schouten


Gabriele Maussner-Schouten is a respected project consultant and coach with more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing practical solutions for project management success. Her expertise in managing large projects for both private and public-sector organizations ranges from mission-critical ERP implementations and content management solutions to providing leadership for major special events and support for enterprise-wide communication strategies. She also has taught strategic supply chain management at Centennial College and Humber College in Toronto. She is an award-winning speaker, has successfully managed numerous workshops on project management and is the co-author of “A Canadian Perspective on PMOs”.

Gabriele holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a business degree from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm in Germany. She received her PMP certification in 2005 and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC)™ from York University. She is a registered Coach Practitioner and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She is fluently bilingual in English and German.

Event Information

Fees: (Subject to HST)

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

Non-Members and Guests - $20.00

PDU Allocation

One and a half (1.5) PDUs are applicable for PMPs who attend this one and a half (1.5) hour event.

The talent triangle allocation is 1.5 PDU – Technical.



Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m., 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to your chapter registrar. There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Please contact info@pmitoronto.ca to cancel your registration.  Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome.

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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Webinar

Date: January 13th, 2021

Hour: 7:30PM to 9:00PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00