Secrets of Successful Sponsor Engagement with April Callis-Birchmeier

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize how to connect and collaborate with sponsors.
  • Create and deliver an effective sponsorship strategy and plan.
  • Manage their sponsor relationship and use foolproof techniques to engage the sponsor.


Have you ever thought "Why won't my sponsor do more to help successfully lead change?" If so, you're not alone. Invested and involved project sponsors are essential to ensure successful change. Learn the secrets of successful sponsor engagement to connect deeply with sponsors, develop consistent, collaborative communication, and use a framework to increase involvement, visibility, and success in leading change.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 7 0 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



April Callis-Birchmeier PMP

April is an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education and corporate clients. 

She’s the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change. As a change expert, April was one of the first Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) worldwide. 

As the leader of Springboard Consulting, April has worked to create pain-free and lasting change in dozens of organizations. She developed the global Standard for Change Management, is a change ignitor for the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified Speaking Professional, and President of ACMP Michigan. 

April is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise of organizational change management with project management professionals to create PMP® and CCMP™ rockstars who can simplify change and accelerate success.

Training Information

17 July 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 3 June)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 3 June)
Government Price
Student Price

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