December 17, 2022


Name PMI HK Phone +852 2784 1880 Email



Managing Stress in Pressurized Projects learnt from Covid-19


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Date:17 December 2022
Time:9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue:Online Training (Zoom)
Instructor:Dr.h.c. Paul Mau, Ex-Vice President, PMIHK FPMIHK, PMP, CPIT(PD), AAMFT(Approved Supervisor), HKMFTA(Certified Clinical Supervisor), APCPA(Registered Clinical Supervisor)
Fee:PMI HK Member: HKD 1,000
Non-PMI HK Member: HKD 1,200
Remarks:As a prevention measure against the spread of COVID-19, The training will be delivered online with Zoom (Guideline). Please contact PMI HK admin at or 2784 1880


For project managers, the impact of COVID-19 on operations has been catastrophic. A reliance on remote work has obstructed the collaborative approaches often seen within a traditional team environment. Lockdowns and border closures have caused a major disruption to supply chains, and the risk of operating a business and managing projects have skyrocketed. Stress in projects dis-empowers project managers and the team members. It creates illness, weakens communication, drains creativity, impairs project teamwork, and saps productivity. We cannot escape from or avoid the reality of today’s rapidly and suddenly changing, competitive, hi-tech project environment. The challenge is to restore a sense of power and control in our work lives. The SOLUTION is to equip ourselves with new beliefs, attitudes, and skills to not only survive but also thrive in this workplace reality with lesson learnt from Covid-19.

Course Objectives

The workshop identifies empowering strategies squarely which address underlying causes of stress in today’s project environments. It offers prevention and intervention strategies as well as ways to cope with the stress. Relaxation exercise will be introduced in the workshop. The facilitator will skillfully blend entertaining style and impacting experiential techniques to create a “safe “and “friendly” learning environment. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Define their own personal stress triggers and demonstrate awareness of underlying causes of stress
• Apply healthy communication tools to diffuse hostility and tension with the experienced learnt from Covid-19
• Stress reduction strategies in facing extremely high pressures
• Project Managers, Team Leaders moving into team leadership positions
• Key Team Members, Functional Managers
• PMPs aiming at gaining PDU

Instructor’s Profile

Dr.h.c. Paul Mau, Ex-Vice President, PMIHK FPMIHK, PMP, CPIT(PD), AAMFT(Approved Supervisor), HKMFTA(Certified Clinical Supervisor), APCPA(Registered Clinical Supervisor)

Paul is a seasoned corporate trainer, consultant, and a Practicing Psychotherapist and Family Therapist. Paul has got more than 20 years of PM experiences and taken key positions in HP SAR Limited. He has served PMIHK for more than 17 years and delivered PMP Training since 2001. Paul has also provided psychotherapy services more than 18 years. Recently, he was an adjunct faculty and a clinical supervisor of the “Master of Art in Professional Counselling” program of Olivet Nazarene University as well as a HKU part-time lecturer. He has also conducted workshops and seminars including the psychological aspects of the management; interpersonal skills; workplace stress management; PM’s EQ Series; Psychological Management in Organization Change for OCGIO, and so on. Participants of these workshops/seminars came from ICT, consulting, banking & securities, construction, manufacturers, clinicians, university staffs & lecturers, NGOs, PMIHK, HKIB, and so on.