If you are going to be effective with your Stakeholders and consortium members in particular, you must take the time to develop and build support and influence. Whether for a project/programme or a significant change initiative, without the support of people, failure is inevitable. Research has shown that Project and Programme Management Specialists (not excluding project coordinators) spent much more time than the average respondent dealing with people and people issues.
This exciting and innovative Stakeholder & Consortium Management training course will focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of engaging with the consortium members, negotiating, communicating & influencing. You will learn how to build an ongoing relationship with people to ensure success in all you do and the essential ingredients of engagement and practical skills in consortium agreement drafting, negotiations, communications, conflict resolution and influencing.
The corner-stone for this course will be the PM2 Methodology, that will provide us with the basic framework to bridge the existing gap between project management and stakeholder/consortium management.
To deliver the expected learning objectives and training experience, a well-orchestrated mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning methods will be used including lecture-type presentations, structured discussions, simulations and group work.
Finally, the extensive use of case studies will make the training as practical as possible. The workshops will be conducted both online and off-line, using carefully chosen open source collaborative tools.
In total, the training seminar is comprised of:
Strictly limited seats per course ensure a focused learning experience and a customised programme.
The course will address the needs of organisations and people involved in international collaborative funded projects. It includes all the essentials for the understanding of the EU projects environment such as the rights and obligations of EU funds beneficiaries and provides step-by-step guidance for the management of projects, and particularly, their more difficult aspect: “people”.
The training will equip participants with all the necessary knowledge, skills and reference sources to help them understand, tailor and effectively use a structured stakeholder management approach for the coordination of multi-party project work, but also for the effective reporting and smooth communication with the Project Officers of the European Commission.
During this course, the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of stakeholder management will be discussed and participants will understand how to address them. With the help of workshops and exercises, at the end of the course participants will be in a position to start implementing some of the best practices which will increase the quality of their stakeholder management. After the training, participants will be able to more successfully coordinate collaborative projects and increase their success rates in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
Participants of the two days training will learn:
This seminar is ideal for those who work on EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC. Having in your CV the acknowledgement of attending the present workshop showcases your familiarity with stakeholder management and your commitment to consortium management excellence.
Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:
Participation fee for the whole training: €1100 exl. VAT
In order to support the continuous development and progression of the acquired knowledge and skills, it is essential to provide physical and tangible resources to which participants can quickly refer and recall information. Therefore, each participant before the beginning of the Seminar will receive a Training Pack containing the following:
1. E-learning resources
a. Pre-training skills-mapping survey, designed to give the necessary information in order to tailor the course to best suit your requirements
b. Preparatory e-learning modules on key initial elements on the subject
c. Other electronic resources
d. Post course support on potential questions relevant to the contents of the course delivered
2. Physical resources (to find them at your doorstep just before the start of the course)
a) Hard copies of training material
b) Various Templates and Resources
c) Course’s Handbook
d) Certification of training completion
e) Notepad & Pen
f) Seminar Bag
Synchronous online training
Registration to the platform 08:30-09:00
Welcome and Introduction 09:00-09:30
Projects and Project Management 09:30-11:00
Coffee break 11:00-11:30
Introduction to the PM² Methodology 11:30-13:00
Lunch break 13:00-14:00
Initiating & Planning a Project 14:00-15:30
Coffee break 15:30-16:00
Initiating & Planning a project (cont.) 16:00-17:00
Questions and Answers 17:00-17:30
End of Day 1
Skills mapping evaluation survey
The survey results will be used in order to:
Total estimated effort: 10-15 minutes