People's Choice: Cultivating Your Project Sponsor

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

The Project Sponsor’s role on a project is the single most critical predictor of project success. That said, many if not most Project Sponsors have no idea what they are supposed to be doing. Imagine Captain Pickard from Star Trek – “Make it so!” That’s the extent of the contribution for most organizational Sponsors. It’s up to you as the Project Manager to cultivate the Project Sponsor. For you project to be successful, you must make sure the Project Sponsor is successful. 

In this session, Lou will share with you research and strategies that will help you influence up.  After attending, you’ll be able to:

  • Leverage the fact that Trust is Bi-directional and grow both ends

  • Identify and implement critical pre-requisites prior to cultivating your Sponsor

  • Clarify and build a strong knowledge of what a Project Sponsor expects and needs from both a business and personal position

  • Clarify and build a strong base with knowledge of what strengths and blind spots you bring to the relationship

VHB, 101 Walnut Street Watertown, MA


Presented by:

Lou Russell

Sponsored by:

November Workshops: 2 Events / 1 Night / 1 Location

Infographic Workshop with Andrea Infantino

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:00pm–7:30pm

This workshop will provide a foundation for designing and creating infographics. Focus will be on structuring a "story,” incorporating data, and selecting and refining a design. This is a hands -on workshop using a free infographic app. Participants should bring a laptop to the workshop and come with an infographic topic in mind as well as the data and images they would like to use. Preliminary guidance for selecting a topic and finding data will be provided in preparation for the workshop.

Presented by:
Andrea Infantino

District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Video Editing Workshop with Matt Farina

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:45pm–9:15pm

Video has taken hold as one of the most popular and engaging formats for learning. Are you ready to take advantage of this effective medium? Come learn the essentials on editing and producing headache-free video for your learning opportunities. This class will be demonstration-based and will cover tips and techniques that can be applied to any video editing app. 

Presented by:
Matt Farina

District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

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