BCS Event (update): Stakeholder Management: Hard tools and soft skills

Date: Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Title: ‘Stakeholder Management: Hard tools and soft skills’

Time: Evening session with networking opportunities and drinks
Registration: 19:00
Presentation: 19:30
Q and A: 20:45
End: 21:00

Presenter: Dr Peter Parkes FAPM CITP FBCS (Director, Peak Performance)
Venue: University of Northampton Park Campus , (Room C101), Cottesbrooke Building, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL

Register here:
- Open to both BCS and non-BCS members, no cost.
- Students and young professionals are encouraged to attend
- To enable us to accurately monitor numbers can we ask that you please register for this event herehttps://events.bcs.org/book/328/  

We want stakeholders to believe their project to be a success. Hence, a good understanding of stakeholder groups and networks is essential, not only to delivery of your project, but also in how it is perceived in terms of success, on delivery and afterwards during benefits realisation. But understanding who your key stakeholders are and what they expect is only half of the story. What is the best way to communicate with them in terms of not only channels but also style and language, and how do you find out? In this interactive talk Peter will describe some of the conventional stakeholder management tools that he has found effective and then go on to discuss some methods for determining communication preferences and developing flexibility in style.

Presenter Profile:
Peter has held project leadership roles in the private sector, public sector, PPPs and Big 4 management consultancies, usually leading technology enabled transformation or recovery of major projects. He has successfully engaged a range of stakeholders including; regulatory bodies, trade unions, government departments, MPs, investors, international JV partners, suppliers, CXOs, Sponsors / SROs, and of course customers and end users. He is an established platform speaker and regular contributor of articles to trade journals. His book, NLP for Project Managers, was published by the BCS in 2011 and he is currently delivering soft skills based training for PMs as a Director of Peak Performance - see www.NLP4PM.com. He is also a director and trustee with the Association for Project Management, being board champion for best practice groups (SIGs).