Centre for Continuing Education

Project Management Course: Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder and people management. Master soft skills for project management.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.


In partnership with the School of Project Management
All course materials have been developed in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management. The School’s team comprises world-class academics and researchers – ensuring we deliver the highest quality content.

This one-day course teaches the essentials of stakeholder engagement and relationship management. Projects have a greater likelihood of success when all leaders, managers and team members are proficient in engaging and managing relationships with stakeholders.

Aims

This course aims to offer first-hand, practical experience in the importance of stakeholder engagement and management. The course aligns to modern standards for project management.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify and manage stakeholders by adopting a structured approach and using simple project templates
  • develop a stakeholder management strategy using a structured approach and a simple template
  • interpret varying stakeholder needs and describe how these impact a project
  • describe the divergent interests of multiple stakeholders and their competing priorities
  • extract stakeholder expectations and manage them accordingly.

Content

Identifying your stakeholders

  • Defining a stakeholder
  • Organisational structure and the influence on stakeholders

Engaging your stakeholders

  • Who are your stakeholders?
  • Power structures
  • Analysing your identified stakeholders
  • Understanding the value expectations
  • Engagement strategies

Managing your stakeholders

  • Stakeholder management strategies
  • Maintaining commitment and relationships
  • Stakeholder communications planning

Stakeholder challenges

  • Understanding conflict
  • Remote stakeholders
  • Dealing with perception
  • Vendors and suppliers
  • Stakeholder overload

Even more

  • Simple tools and templates that can be used on your project straight away
  • Exploration of advanced tools beyond the course

Intended audience

  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Leaders
  • Team members and subject matter experts involved in projects
  • Anyone interested in improving their project management capabilities
  • Anyone wanting to improve their leadership and communication skills

Prerequisites

None

Delivery style

This one-day course focuses on experiential learning. Content is broken into 10 to 15 minute blocks and immediately followed by group activities where the theory is put into action.

A range of interactive methods will be used including:

  • storytelling and the use of professional examples to exhibit the concepts
  • self-reflection and group discussions
  • case studies where the concepts are actively applied
  • individual and team activities and presentations
  • suggested readings for after the training.

Materials

You will receive:

  • online course materials with case study activities
  • an online project management toolkit with templates
  • a Statement of Completion.

In order to access online course materials, we recommend that you bring your own device (Windows or Mac) to class. You should ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that the University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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