- How do you deliver results in multi-stakeholder partnerships?
- How do you navigate through a political minefield?
- How do you make the best use of your network?
This online course will equip you with a toolbox to enable informed decisions and smarter actions in dealing with others. Through a clearer understanding of the network environment in which you operate, you will be able to design more effective strategies for dealing with the multiple stakeholders who are critical to your organisation's success. The result will be a significant reduction in the risk of delays, of cost overruns and failures, which will allow you to reap benefits from strategic partnerships.
The actor and strategy models that are taught in this course, enable you to assess the critical issues at stake and to develop strategic scenarios to anticipate opportunities and challenges in your stakeholder environment. They allow you to determine what network linkages are missing or need strengthening, to identify arguments that might convince others, and to think about credible threats and promises as part of a negotiation strategy.
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at policy advisors, strategic planning professionals, project managers, stakeholder managers, stakeholder engagement specialists, community managers and others working in complex multi-actor environments.
If you work in these fields you will know the importance of dealing effectively with other stakeholders. You will also know that this requires not just soft-skills but also sound preparation and a proactive strategy. The latter is the focus of this course. You may have basic techniques in your planning toolkits for stakeholder mapping, which enable you to produce stakeholder lists, power/interest maps or tables with potential opponents and supporters.
These techniques provide a useful first step in getting to know the actor environment, but really not much more than this. If stakeholders are more than an additional side-issue, if they are really critical for success, you might want to have analytical tools that provide greater insights that can be expected from quickly completing a relatively straightforward table or preformatted sheet. In this course, you will learn how to proceed with stakeholder mapping in smarter ways, using dedicated software packages. Different methods are covered in a hands-on way.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Explain and anticipate actor strategies in complex environments based on a coherent conceptual framework
- Apply different actor and strategy models to sharpen your understanding of multi-stakeholder environments
- Develop strategies that increase the chances of success in building winning coalitions and effective partnerships.
- Start Date: Mar 20, 2018
- Admission Deadline: Mar 13, 2018
- Cost: € 295
- Course Length: 8 weeks
- Estimated Effort: 3 - 4 hours per week
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Last updated December 14, 2017