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Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals

Date:   Nov 25, 2020 - Dec 03, 2020
Time:   9:00 AM (EST)
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform

Workshop Dates:

November 25, 26 & December 2, 3 from 9AM - 12:30PM EST (ONT TIME)

November 25, 26 & December 2, 3 from 7AM - 10:30AM MST (AB TIME)

November 25, 26 & December 2, 3 from 8AM - 11:30AM CST (SK TIME)

As a response to the COVID -19, we are conducting this professional development session online . We are fully cognizant of the difficult decisions you are making everyday, as supply chain professionals driving the Canadian economy during this extraordinary time. We applaud your commitment to continued education. 

Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals

Projects have become a pervasive way for organizations to reach their goals. Not every organizational objective is best achieved by a fixed set of resources executing upon the same activities year over year. Project management allows for agility in duration, resources and execution. It breaks the ‘silo-ed’ mold organizations used to employ in solving problems and achieving objectives, ensuring objectives are typically solved quicker and with higher value added. Therefore, project management has matured rapidly as a discipline and a key generator of value. understanding the fundamentals of project management concepts, skills and tools, whether to lead, participate in or oversee a project, has thus become an asset for individuals working in every functional area and in every sector.

Project success or failure has traditionally been based on and measured by performance against the triple constraint: on-scope, on-time and on-budget. Yet, even when these have been met, projects may still be considered not fully successful or even a failure. Why? Because different kinds of stakeholders are frequently expecting outcomes that go beyond these factors, thus negatively affecting the realization of intended benefits and compromising client, customer or internal user satisfaction. In other words, since projects happen with and through people, leadership and soft skills – beyond the basics of project management – are needed to succeed.

This workshop begins with a section covering the fundamentals of project management, addressing the basic processes, knowledge areas, and criteria relevant to executing tasks on a project basis . It then progresses to cover a more comprehensive view of the factors driving project success and winning approaches to be successful. Typical project management frameworks, tools and templates are laid out with participants getting to practice execution live in a ‘virtual break-out’ setting.  This includes understanding and working to the perspectives of different kinds of stakeholders (especially customers / clients / users), being (and staying) 'on-strategy', as well as working more effectively with the project team itself. It also takes highlights how project management is changing in the digital age and how project managers need to adapt to be successful in the years to come. The instructor will share insights and some practical tips from her own experience in leading small projects to large-scale, cross-functional transformation programs. . Several case studies from the supply chain and procurement areas will be leveraged to highlight key learning points and facilitate application within your own organization.

As a project leader, project team participant, sponsor or key stakeholder, attend this workshop to learn about project and program management approaches that exceed expectations and the related soft skills required to take your discipline to the next level!

Target Audience
This workshop has been designed for a range of learners: individuals who have been running smaller, less complex projects and are now ready to tackle larger ones; those interested in developing the leadership and soft skills of project management, to complement their understanding of the hard skills of project management; current or aspiring project or program managers; project sponsors or those representing the Department sponsoring the project; those who are decision-makers on a Steering Committee; clients or users of project management services; PMO staff; project team participants and subject matter experts (e.g. supply chain, logistics or procurement specialists, business analysts, HR staff, IT personnel, financial analysts, etc.); or, other project stakeholders. It is applicable to a variety of industry sectors as well as a broad range of organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the fundamentals of project management, including relevant processes, knowledge areas, terminology, tools, templates and frameworks
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of project success, key success factors and the stakeholder expectations management
  • Understand when an objective can best be achieved through project management rather than more generic operations management
  • Gain insight into the implications of project success factors in relation to effectiveness, benefits realization, project team health and customer satisfaction
  • Utilizing case studies, exercises and selected tools to develop skills geared  to working with various kinds of stakeholders and achieving high levels of project success – beyond the triple constraint!


Instructor: Natascha Schijven

Natascha Schijven is the CEO and Managing Director of Pinwheel. She is a publicly recognized thought leader and executive advisor in next generation business strategy, accelerated and sustainable cost transformation, complex program governance, communications and change management. Natascha began her career almost 20 years ago in manufacturing for a global packaging company where she gained first-hand expertise in plant operations and direct strategic sourcing for Europe. After 5 years in the packaging industry she accepted a position for a global chemicals company where she was responsible for sourcing of indirects in EMEA. After 6 years in industry, Natascha moved into consulting, first with A.T. Kearney and then for Deloitte. Most recently she was a Vice President at A.T. Kearney and a Partner at Deloitte. During her corporate consulting career, she became a recognized thought leader in advanced analytics-based sourcing and large-scale, complex cost transformation. She was responsible for leading sustainable cost take-out and turn-around projects for some of the world’s largest food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemicals companies in Europe, North America and Asia, helping her clients save billions of dollars through embedding double-digit cost-reducing processes and approaches. She is particularly credited for her transformation change management leadership and for her deep category subject matter expertise across direct and indirect sourcing.


Recently recognized by the Supply Chain Management Association as one of the ‘100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain,' she is a sought-after public speaker and panelist in subjects ranging from transformation governance, executive presence, industry 4.0 impact on cost management, to orchestrated negotiations, analytics-based sourcing and harnessing diversity.

Natascha is a trusted advisor to executives running businesses ranging from $5 MM to $75 Bn in revenue. Her clients include multi-million-and billion-dollar companies and some of the best-known brands in the world. She is praised for her authenticity, “respectful challenging” and ability to guide executives to exceed what they thought possible.


Regular Registration

  • Member: $945.00 + HST (13%)
  • Non Member: $1245.00 + HST (13%)
    • Non member registration includes membership until April 30, 2021 (available to ON residents only)
    • Membership will be activated after this course has started
  • Corporate Price: 20% off for a team of 4 and customized pricing for a team of 5 or above. Contact Himani Dureja at
  • Bundled Offer: Project Management + Statement of Work: $945.00 Members / $1245.00 Non Members avalaible until Sepetmber 11, 2020.
This seminar is worth 10 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Maintenance Credits

Interactive Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued on cancellations received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the workshop start date. An administration fee of $150.00 is applicable if notification is received between three and nine days prior to start date. Thereafter no refund will be available. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the workshop start date.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  

Interactive Workshop Cancellation/Rescheduling:

In the event of a workshop being cancelled or rescheduled, prior notification will be given to registrants by phone or e-mail, with the option of a full refund of registration fees or transfer of registration to another Supply Chain Canada offering.

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