Want to Make Your Stakeholder Relationships Rock? Try These 8 Techniques

Want to Make Your Stakeholder Relationships Rock? Try These 8 Techniques


Don White

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Jacobs Technology
3850 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA, 22025

Agenda and Cost:
Registration and breakfast buffet: 08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Network with project management professionals: 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Announcements: 08:45 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Featured presentation: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap up: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Pre-registration deadline is March 21st
Member Pre-registration: $15
Non-Member Pre-registration: $20
On-Site Member Rate: $20 (cash or check only)
On-Site Non-Member Rate: $25 (cash or check only)
Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the day of the event. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

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: 

Free parking will be available.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
1 Leadership

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.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

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 PM Saturday

The PM Saturday quarterly breakfast meeting continues with an engaging speaker, a delightful breakfast, and opportunities to connect with professionals located in the southern-most region of Northern Virginia. Come join us and discover that Saturday morning is also a great time to earn PDUs and to network!

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