Managing Project Stakeholders - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Managing Project Stakeholders - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to assist participants in identifying project stakeholders and managing their expectations. Participants will learn how to develop stakeholder management plans, stakeholder registers, and strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution. The course also aims at sharpening participants’ leadership, negotiation, communication, and conflict management skills to foster the appropriate stakeholder engagement in project decisions and activities.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Categorize project stakeholders and build the stakeholder management plan
  • Analyze the interest and influence of project stakeholders
  • Arrange the stakeholder communication channels and manage stakeholder conflicts
  • Choose the appropriate leadership style for each project stakeholder
  • Apply win-win negotiation techniques with project stakeholders

Target Audience

Project managers, members of project offices, project sponsors, functional managers, senior management and individuals interested in project stakeholder management. This course is worth 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  • Managing projects
  • Planning
  • Leading
  • Communicating
  • Conflict resolving
  • Negotiating


The following resources will be distributed during the course:

Project stakeholder management plans and templates - soft copy


  • Stakeholder management overview
    • Defining project stakeholders
      • APM Definition
      • PMI Definition
    • A practical definition of project stakeholders
    • Stakeholders management skills set
      • Technical skills
      • Business insights
      • People skills
  • Categorizing and prioritizing project stakeholders
    • Dimensions of stakeholders categorization
    • Power and interest matrix
    • Power and influence matrix
    • Power and knowledge matrix
    • Stakeholders engagement assessment matrix
    • Developing stakeholder register
    • Stakeholder management plan
    • Stakeholder groups classification
  • Managing project stakeholder communications
    • Stakeholder communication plan
    • Stakeholder communication channels
    • Holistic approach to communication
    • Managing stakeholders in a virtual world
    • Managing difficult stakeholders
    • Managing project stakeholders conflicts
    • Conflict management styles
    • Factors affecting conflict modes 
  • Leading project stakeholders
    • Project managers as leaders
    • Disciplines of leading project stakeholders
    • Leadership time continuum
    • Leadership capability continuum
    • The leadership matrix
    • The leadership matrix actions
    • Choosing the right leadership style for stakeholders
    • Situational leadership model
  • Negotiating with project stakeholders
    • Types of negotiations
    • Negotiation mindsets
    • Critical concepts of win-win negotiation
    • Characteristics of good negotiators
    • Negotiations and building coalitions
    • Stages of negotiation process
    • Negotiation strategies
    • Negotiation best practices

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services.
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Per participant

USD 2,250

Fees + VAT as applicable

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