8 Stakeholder Relationship Techniques

8 Stakeholder Relationship Techniques


Don White

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Avaya/Camber Office Building
12730 Fair Lakes
First Floor Auditorium Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

About the Program

Project planning and execution depend on the project manager’s ability to address the needs, concerns, and expectations of stakeholders and align their engagement with a shared vision for success. In this interactive presentation, participants will discuss techniques PMs and PMOs can use to forge and nurture effective relationships and expedite alignment on objectives. Included are tips for managing difficult stakeholders, active listening techniques that can mitigate stakeholder resistance, and guidance on effective touch points with sponsors.

Special Instructions: 

If you have any questions, please contact fairlakes@pmiwdc.org

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Don White

Don White learned the criticality of effective stakeholder partnerships during more than 20 years of leading projects and programs in the Washington area. Don organized and matured IT PMOs at The Washington Post and at Corporate Executive Board (CEB), where he led a team of 30 in the U.S., U.K. and India. Educated as a journalist, Don was an editor at newspapers in Dallas, Miami and The Washington Post, where his career transitioned to technology in the mid-’90s in the context of business process re-engineering. Don led the project that brought digital newspaper page production to The Post; his team implemented a system that produced all of the paper’s print products for more than a decade. Don now works as an independent consultant and helps CIOs with process design and maturity.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

If you have any questions, please contact fairlakes@pmiwdc.org

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