Understanding, Getting-Along-With, and Surviving Your Stakeholders

Understanding, Getting-Along-With, and Surviving Your Stakeholders


Robert Godbey, PMP, MCP, CNE

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Mon Ami Gabi
11950 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $30
Non-Members: $30
*Lunch will be served 

This interactive presentation will give you some tools and background to answer the following questions.

  • Why are stakeholders important to my project?
  • How do I understand them, what they want, and what constitutes a win?
  • What's a stakeholder analysis and is it painful?
  • What is a stakeholder anyway?
  • Is there a test for that?

We will answer these questions and more (time allowing), so bring your favorite stakeholder story and questions. This should be a fun and engaging presentation that will not only make your projects better, but apply to your presentations, meetings, and writing as well.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Robert Godbey, PMP, MCP, CNE

Robert Godbey is a problem solver with diverse management experience, including owning businesses, responsibility as a program manager for one of the big-three management consulting firms, and as chief operating officer of a smaller New York City area consulting firm and the Information Systems Director for a city. He has particular expertise in:

Planning: strategic planning, crafting business plans, marketing plans, feasibility studies, economic impact and project plans including using project software
Facilitation: formally trained to facilitate sessions of diverse groups and large groups, including accelerated project definition (design), consensus planning and rapid decision-making
Innovation Projects: researching, designing and implementing new solutions involving new ways of working and new technology where tests, pilots, training and managing unknowns are required. This includes designing new products, new services and startup companies
Technology Projects: Successfully led projects to implement learning technology, database systems, strategic information systems plans, enterprise resource planning (ERP), general software selection, citywide network design, and software development


Rob is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and has a degree in physics from the University of Michigan. He dropped out of graduate school in physics to start his first business and has worked with many types and sizes of organizations.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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