Effective Stakeholder Engagement (particularly social skills and the ability to influence others) has long been regarded as crucial in achieving positive outcomes and driving benefits through investment in change. Our Fully accredited and certified courses treat this area of competence as central to what constitutes a high performer.
Stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management are arguably the most important ingredients for successful project delivery, and yet are often regarded as a fringe activity or one that can be outsourced to business-as-usual functions. Project managers depend on people to respond to the outputs and benefits that they deliver. People will only respond if they are engaged. The phrase “stakeholder management" implies that these people can be made to respond positively to a project, but the truth is that a project manager frequently has no formal power of authority and therefore has to rely on engagement to achieve his/her objectives.
Enabling individuals to identify, influence and lead key people and groups, this certification will be of significant benefit to those tasked with delivering results and benefits from projects, programmes and other change initiatives.