MANAGING STAKEHOLDERS

KEEP YOUR PROJECTS ON TRACK, BY KEEPING PEOPLE ON SIDE

The days of rigid, hierarchical management are fading fast. Today, businesses operate with cross-disciplinary teams, and running any project requires collaboration with people of different seniorities and specialisms. 

In this day-long workshop, you’ll learn from other people’s hard-won experience and hear some frank and honest accounts of the reality of managing people in today’s rapidly-changing world – where people and teams from all walks of life and industry regularly collide. 

You’ll leave the course with a clear understanding of different stakeholder and team management styles and techniques you can adapt according to the situation at hand (which can and will change constantly), giving you a sense of control and purpose, as well as a resources pack full of useful tools and routes to further learning.

Sample course structure
10am-4pm, for up to 18 attendees

Session 1: Up, down and sideways
•    From direct reports to your boss’s boss: mapping your stakeholders.
•    The key principles of workplace communications. 
•    Finding your own management style. 

Session 2: Finding, hiring, firing
•    Legal essentials: your responsibilities, their rights
•    Designing and maintaining a cross-disciplinary team. 
•    Growing a team, and managing changes in personnel. 

Session 3: Talking shop
•    Effective communication within and between teams.   
•    Scheduling and templating regular updates. 
•    Setting targets and milestones, and giving feedback. 

Session 4: Trouble-shooting
•    Identifying your champions, and your critics. 
•    Dealing with scepticism, resistance or outright dissent. 
•    Plan to adapt: how to react effectively to radical changes.