Effective Sponsorship Masterclass

1/2 day Masterclass


In an environment of increasing complexity, an effective sponsor is a critical ingredient in project success. Ensuring sponsors are well equipped to adapt quickly to changing circumstances should be a top priority.

Research shows that complexity can lead to ‘challenged’ projects: those defined as late, over budget and/or lacking specified features and benefits. But a strong sponsor can make a big difference.

Every project should have at least one actively involved project sponsor, or (for initiatives that have a larger impact) executive sponsor. It’s their job to oversee the project and provide the resources and support to ensure it delivers the intended outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

Our masterclass is most suited to executives, sponsors of projects, steering committee members, project managers, practitioners and senior managers. Participants are limited so we can ensure a personalised, interactive learning experience that delivers actionable results for your organisation.



Our Sponsorship Masterclass program is designed to uplift an organisation’s sponsorship and broader delivery capabilities. Led by an expert PM-Partners facilitator, this half-day session provides a down-to-earth overview of best practice, supported by case studies and learnings from in-the-field experience.

The format allows participants to meet experts, collaborate with peers, ask questions and gain insights in a short timeframe, giving them practical skills and concepts they can immediately apply back in the workplace.

Masterclass + tailored uplift sessions

We recommend complementing the masterclass forum with 1:1 pre- and post-connect sessions – this enhances the experience, allowing the facilitator to tailor the workshop and reinforce the application of key principles after the initial training to deliver a comprehensive sponsor capability uplift program.

Key Topics
  • Pre-connect
    The facilitator spends up to 30 minutes 1:1 with each sponsor to collect information on their unique environment, identify challenges and set up the masterclass workshop for success.
  • Tailored approach
    The information gathered at the discovery session provides a capability baseline and informs decisions on the key themes and topics that will be covered in the masterclass.
  • Masterclass workshop
    During the three-hour workshop the facilitator focuses on the areas identified for improvement and engages the group with relevant case studies and applied strategies, underpinned by global best practice.
  • Follow-on recommendations
    Participants receive a report summarising the challenges observed and key recommendations, in addition to a pack of tools and templates that can be utilised in the workplace to lift capabilities.
  • Post-connect
    In the weeks that follow, we run another 1:1 session of up to one hour based on a short pre-filled self-assessment form. This is critical to facilitate a dialogue between the sponsor and coach on how best to apply the learning in the ‘real-world’ and drive behavioural change. Data captured at this session is also used to measure the uplift delivered from the masterclass, and findings are then shared with the executive in the form of a report.

A comprehensive participant workbook is provided.

Where is the training venue located?

This course is on demand and can be delivered virtually or at the customer's location.

I require an invoice before payment is processed, can I still book this course online?

Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.

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Course Information

Duration: 1/2 day Masterclass
Exam: No exam

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