First Nations, Metis & Inuit
Online Project Stakeholder Management Training

Format: Online | Tuition: Subscription-based [Learn More] | PDUs: 7.5
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Target Audience

This workshop is designed for Chief & Council Members, Land/Natural Resource Managers, Economic Development Managers, Community Liaisons & Consultation Managers who want to improve their stakeholder identification, planning & engagement strategies

Workshop Description

A critical aspect of a environmental and community development  projects is successful stakeholder management planning. It is vitally important for Project Sponsors and Managers to identify the project stakeholders for the various project phases and their varying degrees of authority, influence and expectations. Project sponsors and managers must understand the overall stakeholder community and determine the optimum level of effort to allocate to each stakeholder. Then, they need to strike a balance between the stakeholder engagement effort needed to maintain supportive stakeholders and the effort to minimize the impact of those stakeholders who are not as supportive.

While many experienced Project Managers seem to achieve this balance intuitively, applying a proven stakeholder management planning methodology will improve consistency and the probability of successful project outcomes. This course discusses how to identify, plan and engage stakeholders. This course looks at stakeholders spheres of influence, including strategies to mitigate or enhance such influences. This course includes tools and techniques gleaned from over 50 years of project experience.

Based on an Aboriginal environmental and community development case studies, learners identify potential impacts of stakeholder requirements to the project's scope, schedule cost, quality, communications, resource, procurement and risk management plan. Specifically, learners become skilled at identifying stakeholder objectives and requirements, managing stakeholder expectations and requirements as well as aligning scope with stakeholder requirements

Instructional Approach

A combination of lectures and hands-on exercises is used to demonstrate how concepts and principles are applied.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will have the confidence and the skills to effectively apply the concepts and principles presented in this course in their workplace the very next day. Specifically, at the conclusion of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify who the project stakeholders are in relation to a project’s lifecycle phases
  • Categorize stakeholders using a Stakeholder Breakdown Structure
  • Quantify and qualify stakeholders based on posture, power and interest
  • Analyze and balance stakeholder/project requirements using a structured process
  • Analyze stakeholders' information and communications requirements
  • Communicate more effectively with stakeholders

Workshop Outline

Unit 1: Identifying Stakeholders

Unit 2: Stakeholder Categorization & Breakdown Structure

Unit 3: Profiling Stakeholder Posture & Interests

Unit 4: Stakeholder Analysis & Management

Unit 5: Balancing Stakeholder and Project Requirements

Unit 6: Communication Strategies to Stakeholders