How to Train Your Sponsor
Laura Barnard, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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The George Washington University School of Business
2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453
Washington, DC, 20052
11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation
This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.
About the Event
Having trouble getting your sponsor to focus on your project? Did their engagement end when the charter was signed? What!? They didn’t even read the charter? If you want to improve your sponsor relationship and get exactly what you need from them to keep you project moving forward, this presentation was built for you.
Unfortunately, most sponsors don’t understand what is expected of them. Why would they? We haven’t told them, yet! We start with a sponsor assessment to help you evaluate the kind of sponsor you have for your project. That is key to understanding what comes next. Then, we apply a sponsor management process and various techniques and tools to help you focus your sponsor on precisely what they need to know, help them understand what is expected of them throughout the project lifecycle, and how they can support you through the process of managing a project.
Happy and engaged sponsor = happy project manager! Join us if you want to learn the secrets to sponsor engagement and how to master the most critical component of any change success.
- Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
- Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
- Metered parking is available
- Photo ID is required
- Use 22nd Street entrance
About the Speaker
Laura Barnard, PMP
Laura, Founder and CEO of PMO Strategies, has spent more than 20 years creating impactful and sustainable change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to global financial institutions. She combines her deep experience in the PMO and Change Management space with her passion for helping people create effective and sustainable change to transform how organizations realize business strategy. She shares her experience and stories in her blog titled, “I wish I had me when I was you...”
Laura believes that Project Managers are uniquely positioned to assist nonprofit organizations in having a greater impact in the local community. She is the Founder and President of Project Management for Change™, a nonprofit organization
About the Washington Circle Luncheons
PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.
This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.
Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.