STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT – DR. TYHRA KUMASI

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I am Dr. Tyhra Carolyn Kumasi, a trainer, coach, a proactive manager, a networker, and social scientist first and foremost, and perhaps an accidental advocate with a flair for integrated research, monitoring and evaluation, project/programme management.

Most of the time when we hear of projects, our minds are quickly brought to big engineering projects like road construction or putting up a big building. The truth; we all undertake projects from childhood and continue for our entire life. We all become project managers when we started off with our first projects when we learned for the first time to crawl, walk, make that first pronunciation of Mama, or Papa. And then we quickly move onto wearing our dresses ourselves for the first time and probably turning the back to the front, etc.

 

Growing up fast, we do a lot of projects with the building of our first Christmas houses, washing of dishes, school assignments, organizing parties both at home and at school. Then we get into the corporate world and do more and more complex projects like road and building constructions, putting up farms, IT projects, and the list goes on.

 

All these projects that we carry out daily involve other people who play varied roles during the life-cycle of the projects. These are the people we refer to as stakeholders. And engaging them properly would serve as a catalyst to the success of the projects.

 

This interactive, hands-on training will transform your ability to engage, communicate and synergize stakeholders’ influence as well as their capabilities; internally and externally in ways that are efficient and valuable to the success of your project or programme. It also seeks to shed light on best practices for identification of stakeholders, analysis, planning, communicating and successfully engaging complex stakeholders from the development through implementation of projects and programmes.

 

This course is packed with helpful tools and techniques to guide you from the development stages of projects/programmes, when you identify the stakeholders, to successful closures. You will examine the process of identifying stakeholders and analysing their diverse powers and influences to project success. You will be introduced to strategies for ranking requirements and pitching them against objectives to ensure that the most important requirements are considered when you make trade-off decisions. In addition, you will learn the critical factors to successful stakeholder engagement to minimize misunderstandings and enhance the chances of successful project outcomes. The techniques you will learn for engaging your stakeholders and accommodating their styles, interests and needs would increase project buy-in and enhance project success.

 

As a project manager how do you ensure that all stakeholders are adequately and appropriately engaged throughout the duration of the project? How do you establish a balance between activities related to mitigating the effects of stakeholders who see the programme negatively and encouraging the active support of stakeholders who see the project positively? What can be done when a stakeholder begins to act in a way that runs counter to the objectives of the project or loses interest in the project entirely? How do you engage and bring stakeholders who are resistant, reluctant, or ambivalent to become worthy ambassadors of the project?  Join me for this interactive, hands-on training, full of helpful tools and techniques that guide you from the beginning of your projects and programmes, when you identify stakeholders, to successful closures.

I am Dr. Tyhra Carolyn Kumasi, a trainer, coach, a proactive manager, a networker, and social scientist first and foremost, and perhaps an accidental advocate with a flair for integrated research, monitoring and evaluation, project/programme management.

With over nine years of managing programmes and projects in matrix environments, I have influenced and managed complex stakeholders at international, national, sub-national and local governance levels. I worked in conjunction with multiple partners to foster successful approaches and relationships through strategic partnerships and advocacy in the execution of   poverty reduction, food security, WASH and climate change.

Join this training on sokocentre.com and let’s have deeper conversation of the topic.

 

 

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