Stakeholder management - An Interactive Workshop to give you some tools and techniques

Date:
Tuesday 23 April 2013

Time:
6.00pm for 6:30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
Room HC029, 3rd Floor, Herbert Collins Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Speakers:
Derek Dann, FCMI
Jill Dann FBCS CITP

Cost:
Free of charge, for both BCS and Non-BCS members.

Joint BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen and Southampton Solent University event.

These are challenging times for all of us in the workplace; there’s pressure on the way we work with each other and the way that we manage change. In this workshop we’ll look at stakeholder management from both the change agent (e.g. a project manager, programme manager, portfolio manager, head of transformation/change, HR Director) and Business As Usual perspectives (i.e. the customers of change programmes).

One of the key issues mentioned to us concerns engagement with stakeholders i.e. about coping as a project manager with not having influence and power over customers to do what you, as the PM, need to occur. We’ll explore the processes that change agents need to follow and look at some alternative strategies to match your unique context.

The strength of the workshop lies in the exchange of ideas and experiences; and in the process of developing a strategy to make you less vulnerable to hierarchical power exercised by stakeholders. Stakeholder management skills include analysis, planning, mapping and engagement. There are specific techniques which having been explained, can be tested in exercise form for analysis, evaluation, mapping, planning and engagement.

Biographies

Derek Dann FCMI - I’m an experienced personal development specialist bringing to organisations a focus on the people aspects of strategic change. By concentrating on the people-critical factors within the business environment, processes, structures and technology, I accelerate the organisational growth and development that are so vital to success. I am also expert in the application of Emotional Intelligence to individuals, teams and organisations and published a workbook last October with Hodder Education. I specialise in People Development, Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Business Performance Improvement, Emotional Intelligence, Business Consulting, Learning & Development. LinkedIn profile

Jill Dann FBCS CITP - I‘m a coach, an author and an Associate of Ashridge Business School. Clients have told me that they find my hybrid skills useful and rare - i.e. IT and the people aspects of managing change. In 34 years of business-led IT change, I recognise that what goes wrong is the people element more than the technical aspects and that is what I help people deal with.

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