Svalbard, How to Reframe and Influence

Svalbard, How to Reframe and Influence

Gabriele Maussner

This is part of my series to explore the fifty most notable and influential projects of the past 50 years. Influencing skills are one of the most important skills for a project manager to achieve project buy-in and to remove project obstacles. This is the story of Svalbard (the global seed doomsday vault), and how Cary Fowler used influencing and reframing techniques to achieve international support to build Svalbard in Norway.

Gabriele Maussner, Toronto, ON - gmaussner@sympatico.ca

Gabriele Maussner-Schouten, MBA, PMP, BCAP Gabriele Maussner-Schouten is a respected project consultant and coach with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing practical solutions for project management success. Her expertise managing large projects for both private and public-sector organizations ranges from mission-critical ERP implementations and content management solutions to providing leadership for major special events and support for enterprise-wide communication strategies. She is well versed in agile and waterfall project management techniques and is talented workshop facilitator and speaker. Gabriele coaches project teams and project sponsors to create high performance project teams and to deliver business value to the organization. Gabriele offers fractional PMO services, hands-on project support and project coaching. She is trained in adult learning and has taught strategic supply chain management at Centennial College and Humber College in Toronto. Gabriele holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a business degree from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm in Germany. She received her PMP certification in 2005 and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC)™ from York University. She is a registered Coach Practitioner and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She is fluently bilingual in English and German.

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Svalbard, How to Reframe and Influence

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